I am honored to be part of a community that is as passionate as ya'll are. I am a self taught smoker and have been at it for about 20 years. I learned what my father passed down to me as a young buck. I have always smoked with mequite wood on a homemade smoker. I have one on the deck for home based smoking and I have a converted range water tank on wheels for the smoking on the run. I profess not to be the best but am confident in my abilities. My wife recently bought me an electric smoker and I'm still trying to figure that out. I enjoy smoking all kinds of meat and discovered the bacon making process in the last few years. With the economy being the way it is I see smoking and curing meat is a wave of the future, or a wave from the past. Having said all of that, I look forward to picking ya'lls brains a little and learning from you. Like I said, I'm honored to be a part of this forum that is a bunch of guys that are as passionate as I am about this subject.