This website is awesome! My name is John and I am from Crystal Lake Illinois, a Northwest suburb of Chicago. I just started smoking about five months ago and am the only person I know around here that smokes meats. My roommates and neighbors like it though because they get to eat what I make. I am hoping to learn a lot from you veterens. I have the basics down but have a long way to go before I am winning any prizes. Look forward to learning and sharing what works for me.