Hey guys! I'm Ryan and I am from South Dakota. After talking with some friends about smoking I decided to jump into the game and try it out. I am starting off with a Brinkman Gourmet electric smoker. It is pretty upfront and simple, which is perfect for a beginner like me. So far I've tried smoking a pork loin and some St. Louis style ribs. Both turned out delicious. But I'm sure with a little tweaking they can be even better. When I told my wife I was going to start smoking she told me she hated smoked foods. So far I am 2 for 2 with her liking what I have smoked. Haha. I have changed her mind! My next smoking adventure might be some smoked Northern Pike or maybe a pork shoulder. We will see. It is always fun playing around with the food and smoker. I really hope to try and play with some rubs and make my own recipe. Thanks in advance for all the help and advice!