Hello to all I am very excited to have found this website. My name is Gary and I love to cook and (as my size shows) to eat. My wife Kathy and I used to own a small catering business but once the kids got thru college we finally hung it up so we could get some rest. We now teach an advanced cooking class for our local 4H kids in Fallbrook Ca where we live. I am about to retire. For the last 20 years I have been desigining security systems for commercial and Department of Defense customers and military bases. I have spent a lot of time over on SmokedMeat Forums where I have over 5500 posts. I love to smoke meats and cheeses and have gotten into Charcuterie in the last year. I have made several types of sausage and am getting the knack of curing and smoking bacon. After spending a couple of hours looking around I realize that I may never fully digest the infomation shared on this forum. I am looking forward to being part of this great group of people.