Hi there everyone, Delighted to (found) join the UK group, I was directed/ invited by Wade, so thanks Marra, great to be among other like minded people. Might as well tell you a bit about myself, from Sunderland (title a give away) I'm 57 with 2 kids? (31 and 30) bored already?????? Luckily they are both foodies like me, unlike the first wife and the second incumbent; both skinny and not keen on food, WHAT!!!!!! Loads in common you say? nowt to do with the money you say? So it was out of the frying pan and into the fire with a younger model of the first LOL! what a numpty!! My son has been BBQ bonkers since being a kid so there's a plus but been apart for 10 years while I was working in the EU and the US, so we are looking to do things like this together, a bit of bonding if you like. However its only been in that last 2 years (got the bug when I lived in the US) that I have gotten my teeth into trying to understanding proper hot and cold smoking and BBQ cooking not just grilling and burning (starting to like Carbon), So with that in mind built me 2 x UDS's, got a Napoleon Pro for Grilling and a Weber Smokey Joe when my missus wants a sausage! Not a regular thing! Thinking about a GMG Daniel Boone as we speak. Going to Kansas City with the Lad in October going to take in the American Royal and see how its done KC styley. By the way Wade said that you have a bit of a get together at the end of July! Great stuff. He said and I think I have the gist of it, in that you all chip in and pay for Newbies come visit, like for my travel exes, pay my accommodation, food etc everything FOC!!!! Well thanks for that its quite overwhelming (tear in eye) that you would do that and give me a couple of hundred quid for my beer too. So I will be checking my social calender to see if I am available to be comped (Las Vegas speak) that weekend. Looking forward to hearing for you all Sure that's what Wade said???? and he knows ya know!