I am from Lubbock, TX, born and raised just outside of Lubbock. I grew up a diehard Texas Longhorn, so you can imagine the torture i had to endure living in red raider country. I am just getting started in smoking. I have always had a love for cooking, chef wannabe. I enrolled at the Texas Culinary Academy but quickly changed my mind to stay home with my wife and kids. As many of you, from what I've read, I am starting out with a modified ECB, it has been good to me so far. I have only about 10 smokes under my belt. I am also a musician, as you can tell from my name. As with sports and music, smoking has become an obsession and I crave new information and techniques. I look forward to finding new posts and greatly appreciate the information supplied on this site.