After reading many of the threads and learning many of the methods used, I decided to join. Really informative website and last year I made my 1st Pastrami from the info I read on here. I live in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 50 years old. Married with 2 daughters (although we are empty nesters now). My current smoker is a Camp Chef 24" Smoke Vault & I use a Maverick ET-733 Thermometer. Happy New Year to all & Im looking forward to learning more and sharing some of my smoking experiences.