My name is Wes Livingston and I am from Plainfield, IN. This is a very informative site I luckily stumbled across. I currently have a Brinkman grill that I have been using for about 12 years. I have done lots of grilling but I have not done much smoking. I am in the process of buying a new grill. I am leaning towards the Texas Traeger. If anyone has had any experience with this type of grill, I would love to hear your feedback. Take care everyone.