Hi everyone, I am not new to the forum or smoking meat, but I was erased by the server meltdown. Since I am rejoining, I have changed my screen name from Arctikdog to BBQ Engineer, as it more accurately fits my mentality. I have trouble turning the engineer off in my head, as I can always find a way to make it bigger, stronger, faster, or better. I have made my own smoker, so let me tell you about it. It is a cabinet smoker that is double walled and insulated. The walls are 10 gauge steel (.134"), and I used a ceramic wool insulation between the walls. It is super efficient, and I have smoked in -2 degree weather with a stiff breeze blowing, and kept temp all day with only a small amount of charcoal. Here I am igniting a burn-out of the cabinet. Here is a photo after I got a cart under it and some paint thrown on. The cart has trailer jacks to allow me to level it. I have since built another to give to my brother! The firebox and smoking chamber are separated by a water pan, and the door is fully gasketed and air tight. I love to 'Que, and I have won some awards at KCBS events. Next on my agenda is a double walled and insulated trailer mounted reverse flow with a rib rack (Think along the lines of a Lang 60 Deluxe, but insulated). I plan to start this soon, and will document this for all to see. In order to make my introduction legitimate, I think I should also include some qview to show my stuff, because after all, like Bubba says, no pictures, didn't happen! ABTs......... Pulled Chuckie......... Cherry smoked salmon for me and Mrs. Engineer.......... While I am at it, I want to introduce my two Cattle dogs (The Cow Girls)...they are great BBQ helpers. No one will peek my 'Que with these two around! The Blue Heeler is so amazing, she really deserves her own post. She is tough as nails, focused, driven, and is the best frisbee player I have ever seen! I am glad to be back, so now I can view attachments that people post and make comments to people's questions. BBQ Eng.