Hello. My name is Rick. I live in Mexico where I am semi-retired. I have an affinity for smoking meat and have been doing so ever since it was introduced to me by my brother only a mere 10 years ago. Initially, I cut my teeth on a commercial, cast-iron smoker from Nahunta in the great state of Georgia, where I am originally from. Unfortunately, in the last couple of years I have had to do make due with inferior smokers, but still love the process. I just invested in a Masterbuilt 40" electric smoker, which will be very different from the type of smoking I learned on and am accustomed to. It is my hope that by joining these forums I can learn from the members here, especially those of you who have experience with electric smokers.