Hi all, I am new here (if you could not tell by the title) and live in North Texas (Fort Worth). I used to be a check and have been smoking meats, making my own sausage, and making beef jerky for quite awhile. I have a varity of rigs that I love to use but my favorite is the Alton Brown flower pot smoker seen here. . I used to be a Chef and have been smoking meats, making beef jerky, and making my own sausage for quite awhile. My name is Mike and I am 33. I also brew my own beer, i found out about this site through the homebrew forum I belong to. If there is anything elese you want to know just ask.