Hi everyone! I want to start off by stating that I am one of the last people to join a forum. However, after being gifted a Masterbuilt 30 inch digital smoker (and purchasing the cold smoke kit which is en-route to me), I did some extensive searching online and found this really helpful and supportive community. You make a newbie feel quite welcome and I am eager to learn all you have to offer! My name is Phil, I'm 28 years old and I enjoy making whatever I can. My day-to-day job is awesome, but I miss the feeling of creating. I like to build and program Halloween props and animations using microcontrollers and the like. I am a leathercrafter, hand-stitching items for close friends and family. I am an avid eater, and I love to cook and feed people. I really think that food is a universal language...what better way to combine all of my interests than smoking meat. Thanks for all of the anticipated help, I look forward to meeting you all!