Hey there everyone. My name is Chase and I am 30 years old. I've been living in Las Vegas for a few years now and there just isn't enough bbq here! I am a culinary graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. I had big dreams of becoming a chef yet somehow I ended up becoming a manager at Starbucks. Oh well. I finally got a cheap smoker a few months ago and I've been playing with it a lot lately. Its a Char-Griller. One side is a charcoal smoker and the other is a gas grill. It works for now until I can save up enough for a better smoker. What do you guys think of pellet smokers? I'm just wondering if I should bother considering getting one, or just keep with the thought of an offset, wood-burning smoker. I'm excited that I've found this forum. I'm eager to learn from all of you and hope that together we can all make some great bbq.