Hello from middle Tennessee,
I am Eddie Eller, retired military and recreational chef. Food has always been an interest of mine, hence the collection of over 500 cookbooks and thousands of hours watching cooking shows as far back as the "Galloping Gourmet", Julia Child and James Braid. Worked in law enforcement the first part of my career and then information management. Attended the CIA, no not that one in NY. My enthusisam for food intensifies every time I see a new recipe and I spend a lot of time searching for new ingredients and techniques. I bought a Smokette about 6 years ago, but only found the Forum last April when I added a Model 50 to my outdoor kitchen. My skills have advanced greatly by incorporating the comments and advice found on this forum.