Hello! My name is Mike. I live in southern Illinois the land of no oportunity! We have great fishing, camping and of course good BBQ! But no jobs! I have been a advid BBQer/Smoker for over 35 years. Best hobby in the world. I just bought a SM008 to give her a try. I have been a member for a short time but man is their a lot of fine people on this site. A great informational base too. Thanks for letting me join in the BBQ games!