Hey, I am Erik. I am from the small town near Buffalo, NY. A lil about myself: I am about to turn 23 in 2 weeks, am a volunteer fireman/emt, I work with people with special needs and may get another part time job working in a warehouse. I went to college for 2 years for physical therapy, dropped out because i got bored with it and not sure what I want to do but am hoping to go back soon (still not sure for what). A couple of my hobbies are snowboarding, hockey, hiking, and soon I'll be adding smoking to that list (I will also eventually also be roasting my own coffee and making my own sausage from scratch; I am a picky eater but I love my coffee and my meats). Some of my favorite music is an odd mix, but mainly includes punk, metalcore, and classic rock (Favorite bands include NoFX, Rancid, Led Zeppelin, Killswitch Engage, the Doors, August Burns Red, Pearl Jam, and the Beatles). I am a newbie to smoking so I'm looking to soak in all the knowlege I can get, which won't seem to be a problem here. Just waiting on my delivery for my Brinkmann ECB smoker, nothing fancy, eventually I'll upgrade to a better smoker once I get some experience in; so any kind of advice or knowlege you have to share, I'm ready to soak it in.