I can't believe I just stumbled on this section as I've been getting Jeff's recipes and emails for years. I've been smoking foods for over 40 years but I have only been using a pellet smoker for a year. I have a traeger texas grill which I like but I've had to do some mods to it to get it where I want it to be. I'll be adding a new temp controller (PID) shortly as I don't like the Ortech knock off that is on my smoker. I use BBQ delight pellets or the Academy rebranded name of B& B cooking pellets. I got rid of my traeger pellets 8 months ago when I I noticed the smoke flavor wasn't getting to the meat enough. I even bought a smoke daddy smoke generator to ramp up the smoke but I don't have to use it near as often now that I switched pellets. I also have a converted natural gas smoker that I don't use much any more. I live in Edmond OK and I am a big OU fan. Anyway, I look forward to the discussions on this board.