I became a fan of BBQ when I was 18 watching BBQ shows on the food network. I bought a Weber Smokey Joe and started grilling on my fire escape because I lived in an apartment building. I looked forward to the day of finally going beyond grilling and doing real BBQ. Unfortunately with no friends or family doing anything beyond backyard grilling I had a lot of years of trial and error one time coming very close to burning my building down (first lesson all charcoal isn't the same). I also learned a lot from BBQ shows on the food network and YouTube. Fast forward 26 years I have my own home and for the past 10+ years I been smoking on either my Weber Smokey Mountain or my Char-Broil Silver Smoker. I am also a craft beer lover and have been home brewing for 5+ years.