Newbie to the world of smoking and anxious to learn fundamentals that have been field tested by your members. I live in Rockford Mi and have been smoking for about a year with the Bradley smoker with many successful smokes but with enough busts to give me pause. I'm a frequent reader of the Bradley forum and your platform appeared to be a step up. I'm finding it extremely important to find a good meat store and develop a relationship with the butcher. I'm looking for some suggestions Also looking for a place to purchase spices, rubs, BBQ sauces, cures, brines and the like. I presently purchase supplies from Cabela's , Herman's Boy and Ace hardware in Rockford, I smoke probably weekly and hope to refine my smoking and brining techniques for Salmon, Briskit , Ribs, Kielbasa, and pulled Pork. Specifically what woods pair best with each product. I'm excited to be involved with this forum and thanks to all who have already welcomed me.