Hello all! My name is Wes and I'm from Northeast Arkansas. I love to cook in general. Although new to actual smoking, been grilling frequently for years. I have even tried to smoke butts on my grill...turned out fair, but not as good as I feel that I could do. I don't have a "REAL" smoker yet. I started a small one out of a hot water tank a few years ago and never finished it....decided it wasn't as big as I wanted it. I have a 250 gal. propane tank that is going to be a smoker (hopefully in the near future - I have read and am heeding the warnings from the forums). Matter of fact, I have been lurking in here for the past three days. So much, the wife has threatened to throw the cpu out. I just start reading and can't quit. You guys are killin' me with the recipes and all the pictures....can't wait to get started, may have to buy a small smoker to suffice until I get the big one finished. Sorry for the rambling...just so fired up right now. It's great to be able to have the resources that are here. Maybe someday I can contribute to future newbies. Keep the smoke goin'!