Just joined and hope to learn a lot. My name is Gary and I have had the same smoker for 20 years (an old Okla Joe, 20" offset smoker with a 42" horizontal section, 54" vertical section which I acquired in a trade for two gas grills). I am a student when it comes to BBQ and have come to realize that I do not know nearly as much as I need to produce really good BBQ consitantly. This looks like the place to get the help you need to raise your game and I look forward to learning from the great experience that resides in the forum. I had the good luck to be born and raised in GA, and have lived most of the last 17 years in Texas so I have experienced some great Pork and Beef BBQ over the last 57 years and love burning meat over a fire. I also have a Weber kettle, the best charcoal grill for the money ever made(and a great smoker for some things), and a Caja China roasting box and I play with all of them. I am semi-retired, spend a lot of time on Toledo Bend with my wife, chasing bass, crappie and a grandson. New student signing in, and thanks for the help in advance of the lessons.