I am a complete newbie. I grew up in Pennsylvania coal mining country but have lived in Long Island for the last 16 years. I'm a mother of 2 teenagers and work full-time. I've become addicted to BBQ Pitmasters and would love to start smoking my own food. I've even signed up for a 3 day butchering class. That said, I have no idea where to begin. I thought it might be a good idea to research this site to get some startup tips.