I reside in the west Tennessee area and have been smoking meat and cooking for several years. I'm in my 50's and have been shown that an old dog can learn new tricks if you will open your mind. I have competed in some local stuff as support staff and have owned a Yoder Smoker on a pull behind for a few years. I have just used a pellet for the first time and was impressed. They hooked it up to a PHONE of all things! I just figured out how to take a picture on my phone. Progress they say. Well, just saying HEY. Any advice I will be paying attention too.