Hi folks, As the title says, first timer here. Found Jeff's web site last week. What initially caught my eye was Jeff's address, Sapulpa. My family on dad's side were some of the first settlers of Sapulpa. Had family in town until 15-20 yrs ago. Have been grilling and smoking for a number of yrs. I'd still call myself a newbie to this tasteful art. Made my own smoker, the second one, a few yrs back from a new double walled SST cabinet about 4 cu ft in capacity. Has always had a electric heating element but need something better or sugggestions due to low temps. During the summer I'm having a hard time getting over 200Â° and during the winter a lot lower. HELP! Additionally I need to add a thermometer to the cabinet. Got a decent Brinkman thermometer but with the double walled cabinet the T probe is a little short. Have signed up for Jeff's 5 day E-course but haven't had time to read it all and didn't receive the last lesson. Have been reading a lot of the posts here and it looks like I need a lesson on some of the terms and TLA's used on the forum. Sure looks like a friendly helpful forum. For wood, I have a good source for Apple and Cherry and even Oak out back but so far haven't use any Oak. I took my first step in improving the outcome of my smoking endevors by pruchasing Jeff's receipe for his rub and sauce this AM. Hope it is a good as the testimonies are indicating. See a couple mentions of Treager, they are in my back yard so to speak being about 15 mi away. Here are a couple pics of my smoker and first atempt at ribs.