Joined in the latter part of '08. But have been absent due to some family medical issues. I have gathered something went haywire??? Looks like alot of posts were lost??? Anyhow re-introducing myself.... I am a Michigander who used to do a fair amount of smoking (mainly sausage), now getting back into it and hoping to learn alot about fine art of smoking other meats. Love the site! See you around!!!