After struggling with a flimsy vertical Brinkman for several months, I decided I wanted to get something a lot more durable and built to my specs. Did a lot of looking around and finally found a guy on Craigslist. After going back and forth for a couple of days we settled on a design and I have to say I love this smoker and I haven't even smoked anything in it yet. First off it's made with 3/16th inch steel. I've got three cooking grates, an adjustable baffle between the fire box and the smoke chamber along, a real smoke stack and the doors for the fire box and smoker have different slots so they can be adjusted open if necessary. You can see from the pic that this smoker is built like a freaking tank, almost a whole sheet of steel went into it. Forrest, the guy who built it for me is not too far from Jax and I believe he even joined the site not too long ago. Gotta give him credit, this was the first one of this style that he's built and I think it came out pretty good. My plan is to season it this weekend and get some ribs and maybe a brisket in there. I can't wait!