Hello! I'm Don and I originally hail from the greater LA area, but have lived in Arizona for 8 years now. I don't see myself going anywhere for a while. My father bought me a smoker a few years ago for my birthday and I was instantly hooked! I've smoked ribs, chicken, turkey, brisket, pork (including whole hog), oxtails, sausage, and beans just to rattle off a few! Anyhow, I came here to learn and to be part of the much larger BBQ-lovin' community. I hope to get into competitions at some point, but ultimately, I just hope there is something that I can add to the forum. I look forward to it!