What's up everybody! Name is Sean and I am from just outside of Nashville, TN (Smyrna). I have been grilling for a long time and just got into smoking about 4 yrs ago. I started on an UDS Brinkmann. Those were the rough days!! I then upgraded to a side firebox cooker. I have enjoyed it for the last two years and just recently purchased the kamado style Akorn grill. In the next year I plan to work with another buddy and nail some recipes to start competitions. We will stay local in the southeast. Any tips and advice are helpful!