Hello everyone. New member here from Indiana. I've been smoking, grilling and cooking for over 20+ years now so I know my way around a kitchen and a grill. Not to say I would consider myself anywhere close to being a pro, but I am very comfortable when it comes to cooking. I currently cook on the large Char-Griller with offset smoker(when I cook lots of ribs), and a 22.5 kettle Char-Grill(for dinner with the family). Don't get me wrong, I'm not a spokesman for Char-Grill, they just fit my budget at the time. I also love to grow vegetables in my garden. I've been gardening the past 3 years and I really love to grow tomatoes and hot peppers among other things. Last year with the weather here being so hot and dry my peppers didn't do very well. I was able to get a good amount of tomatoes from my 13 tomato plants and I did manage to grill some fresh tomatoes with Olive oil and Parm cheese, hmmm good. When grilling, of course I love to smoke my ribs, chicken, hot wings(with a killer hot sauce), burgers, pork loin(another favorite), chops and of course, steak. This forum has been helpful to me in the past with how to control smoking temps and different techniques. Thanks for having me here and I WILL be posting pics and passing on some of my grilling tips and tricks.