Hello all! New to the forum and a fairly new smoker. I have been smoking meat for about 1 1/2 years on a Traeger Lil Tex Elite and also a Traeger PTG. I just changed my thermostat on the PTG and love it! I feel bad for the wife as she had just purchased an awesome Bar-B-Que a month before I was introduced to the Traeger. Needless to say I still have a brand new Bar-B-Que. Can't wait to see some new techniques and recipes to try out on the boys at work (Fire Department)!