Hi all, I tend to roll my eyes at the term "foodie" and instead prefer the term "Gastronaut" or "Gourmand" if necessary. Either way, Im a fan of food, have some basic culinary skills and know my way around a kitchen. I've been grilling for years and only recently got into smoking when I moved from LA to Austin. Its almost required when you move to Texas that you be able to recite the history of Texas to anyone who asks and that you know how to smoke a brisket. So I picked up the Master Forge version of the ECB and did some pork ribs as a test smoke. Im definitely going to need to do some mods to this, but I think I like the process! Anyway, Im here to learn and looking forward to talking with other brothers of the smoke. Thanks for having me here!