Hi all, My name is Wayne I am a firefighter, married with 2 small daughters. We live near the beach in a little fixer upper. Most every weekend everyone around here BBQs and boats; I am the only one with a smoker. I have had a Masterbuilt of some sort for about 20 years. I normally buy one on close out somewhere, I now have and older propane Masterbuilt 7 in 1. I am by no means a "Master Smoker", but more of hack. I mostly smoke chicken, pork ribs, beef and and some fish. I also love to slow cook covered roasts in it often, favoring beef briskets and pork roasts. I have an 8 quart roasting pan I modified to fit inside the smoker. I also have 2 cast iron skillets I use in it for grilling and smoking. I mostly use it on the weekends when I am working around the house. I joined today to broaden my smoking horizons, there are many good posts in here.