Hey beerdaddy -
Fellow home brewer here (Knoxville)! I just started AG brewing; two batches so far. Fat Tire clone is in Secondary for another few days and a Chocolate Milk Stout just went into the Primary on Thanksgiving day.
I have only tasted extract home brew and until recently have always brewed it as well. I am looking forward to tasting the difference. Also just got another carboy for secondary fermenting (never done this either).