Hello fellow smokers. I go by the name John Oogatz.I'm an Italian-American guy from Long Island, NY. Not exactly your smokers capital of the world (more like pizza and bagels), but I have wanted to smoked since I was a little kid. Finally, my sister bought me a little vertical smoker. She is just as passionate about food as I am. I first started out grilling and then learning how to cook on the stove top, but I always was obsessed with the idea smoking meats. Especially when I traveled down south and to the midwest. They know how it's done.Over the past two months. So far I have made pork loin, double smoked ham, whole chicken, shrimp, bacon wrapped corn and stuffed mushrooms. I am literally becoming obessesed with the amount of foods I can smoke. Great hobby, smoke food for my family, pound beers and listen/watch the game.....hours later a bunch of hooligans fighting over the last drum stick. I love it. I have been lurking on the forum for a month or so and finally deciding to sign up due to the knowledge I would like to receive from my fellow smokers.