I joined back in February while searching for info about my deli meat slicer, a member here has a similar one. I've enjoyed grilling and smoking all my life and like to try new ways of doing things. This looks like a great forum with lots of information. I live in SE Texas, from the Dallas area originally. I like homebrewing, classic cars, restoring vintage appliances, reading, collecting too many things that I don't have room for, and hunting/shooting/fishing. I currently have a Bayou Classic Cypress grill. I've gone to using it exclusively and decided not to replace the rusty gas grill. I had never used a kamado before and I love it. I also have an electric Masterbuilt smoker that I use mainly for fish and pork chops.