Hi everyone! I have been wasting good wood & alcohol smoking meat for over 25 years. I have a home built smoker trailer that burns logs for indirect heat that I have been using since it was built about 20 years ago. I have won awards in some of the local Western Kansas BBQ contests from time to time. I bought a Traeger Texas pellet grill last year and have really enjoy it. It is much less work and worry when I'm cooking at home. I still use the big wood fired rig at contests. My wife's family owns a local restaurant and asked me to smoke pork spare ribs as a Friday night special one time and they haven't been able to take it off the menu since! I use Head Country rub and smoke them on the Traeger. We do a brisket for them on occasion, also. I'm looking forward to reading through the forums! The big smoker at "Smokin on the Beaver" in Atwood, KS Turkey on the Traeger I'm also an Argo amphibious UTV dealer. This baby can drag my smoker anywhere it doesn't need to float!