Hope everyone is doing well. This forum has been an excellent source of knowledge for me and I have enjoyed reading your posts. My name is Mike and I am a smokaholic. I have access to and cook with a nice assortment of cookers, with that said, I am still a rookie. Each and every pit I have ever used teaches me that I need to learn it's tendencies and run with them. Maybe part of this addiction is our drive to get that perfect cook. It doesn't come easy but when it does, it is worth every penny and every second spent. I am a small town dude that believes in community. There is no better way that I know of to get a group of people together quicker than a good ol fashioned Barbecue. The Town I live in has always had these gatherings and somewhere awhile back the generational shift hit. Somehow, the torched was passed, so now I find myself cooking a lot. Weddings, funerals, fund raisers, etc. This is a serious addiction and I am very thankful to have found this site. We all need a support group from time to time. Thanks for your time and keep that smoke rolling.