Hi, I'm a South Carolina born, North Carolina raised, and (just recently) Texas residing meat lover. I have loved seasoning, cooking, talking about and eating meat for 37 years. Mostly, I have been a pork barbeque fan being a Carolina native, but now living in Texas, I can't help but embrace what San Antonio/Austin-meat-smoking has shown me across all meats. I have typically grilled, and my limited smoking experience has been with cheaper, store bought smokers, or observing my newer Texan friends' smoker creations. In the next year, I plan to build my own smoker, and that about covers my intro.