First off "Great site", and I can't wait to get smokin. I've been in the Air Force for going on 21 years. Still enjoy it, so I'll stick around for a few more years. Side interests involve being a volunteer firefighter, flying radio control planes (warbirds) and playing ice hockey. I am new to the smokin world. For the time being I plan on keeping it simple. I am the current caretaker for our squadrons La Caja China. I can't say enough good things about this cooker. To date, I haven't actually smoked anything with it but I still think the flavors that are produced with this box are to die for. It is by far my favorite cooker ever. I recently found a BBQ joint that blew me away with the awesome smoke flavor of the meat. That piqued my interest and started me on a search that led me to Todd's A-Mazing Smoker. That along with P. Perkins successful tests using it with a La Caja China and I am ready to try my hand at smoking. I can't wait to see how this smoker compliments Roberto's magic box. I am sure I'll learn more from this forum and will share my results.