Hello all. My name is Joe and I have been smoking for about 4 years. I have been a judge in the SCBA and really enjoyed it and made some great friends. I am now retired and don't get to many comps. My backyard smoking for the last 3 years has been a WSM 22.5 which I just recently sold. It is a great cooker but due to back trouble was too hard to take apart, clean, re-assemble, etc. I am now looking for a stick burner and am hung up between an Old Country Brazos or a Horizon 20" Classic. I'm really looking forward to getting acquainted with all on this site.