I have been checking out these forums for a few weeks now and decided I needed to sign up. I have enjoyed reading many of your ideas, preferences, and advice. I grew up in a small town north of Houston and enjoyed cooking over an open flame as a child. I often camped in my own back yard with a chest full of dinner and breakfast items that I would cook on an Old Smokey. Now, as an adult, I have an offset pitt and and use it very often. Looking forward to smoking with all of you.