Been smoking fairly steady for the last 18 months. Started with a masterbuilt gasser which I have promptly run into the ground, I don't believe they were made for the use I got out of it! Got a Backwoods party on the way (can't wait!). Live outside of Washington, D.C. Not alotta bbq heads here to say the least. I've gotten fairly decent at making a solid pulled pork, also love smoking sausages. Ribs occasionally, as well as chicken. I also got into curing hams and bacon a few months ago with pretty decent success. I haven't dabbled in beef too much yet, the price often scares me off but I am always looking for deals. I haven't done any competitions and not sure if I will anytime soon, pretty satisfied grilling and smokin in my backyard for myself and my friends! I am excited to bounce ideas around here and have others to help me understand when I fail. I am fairly new to this whole smoker game and decided it is time to get with like minded people who all have a similar interest!