This part of the country (South Boston) isn't really known for it's smoking expertise, so maybe that's why I wanted to get started smoking. I think there might be 1 decent bbq joint in most of eastern Massachusetts! The kids got me started a couple of years ago when they bought me a Kamodo Kamado for a gift. It's a great cooker. I then bought a Bradley digital and 2 40" MES electrics. Buying these were under the guise of smoking sausages, but you people know better! I'm thinking of adding a Cookshack Amerique next and selling my as yet unused Bradley. I'm a retired letter carrier, so I have plenty of time for my stuffing and cooking, after 38 years of lugging the mailbag around. I was lucky enough to be able to retire the day after I turned 55 and will be retired 5 years come January. Loving every day of it, between cooking and watching my 6 grandchildren grow up. Some of my other interests and hobbies include home theater, satellite tv and computers.