Hi REMSR here just a few days old makes me feel good sense I actually one month from 70. I have been smoking for around 15 years. I started on a cheep All In One Brinkmann gas smoker and after a few mistakes and modifications I was able to turn out some really good smoked meats. Then my trust smoker crashed on me. I then bought a Brinkmann offset smoker that I never got to work right for me so I bought a 221/2" WSM. I also have 3 grills A Holland grill that is more like an out door oven and I have a 12 year old Backers and chefs grill from Sam's club and a new 91000 BTU Kitchen Aid grill from Sam's club. I love to grill and smoke. I also have a garage full of woodworking equipment that I use to build cabinets and restore old furniture for a hobby. I also write a lot. I have been retired from the printing industry for about 11 years so I have lots of time to do the things I love most. I am not sure if this is where I should post this information but I guess if I am wrong some one will tell me.