Hello! Been lurking for a while and decided to join. I've been smoking for a few years, but I lived in downtown San Francisco with no yard, just a small concrete patio, and the only practical thing I could use was the cheapo Brinkman electric smoker. I've had great results with that, pork shoulder, ribs, turkeys, chickens, salmon, beans, you name it. Now we moved to the mountains of western NC, 11 wooded acres, and my husband is ready to build me a new smoker...not sure what route I want to take, he is thinking brick, I'm thinking something more portable....any ideas? Getting ready to put a turkey and some sausage on today! Will try some ABTs for the first time too. We'll enjoy that tonight with a couple Sierra Nevadas (our beer of the month, got to love the Kegerator!) and then some pickin on the porch, me on banjo, him on guitar. Looking forward to trading recipes and techniques with everyone. My next big goal is a whole pig...problem is we don't know enough people out here yet to have a party worthy of it!