Hi all, Just joined the forum today, my skill level is zero, my knowledge is zero and my experience is zero. I live in the UK where the smoker business, as far as I am aware, doesn't seem to exist, so I am anticipating problems in getting hold of some of the commodities available to you guys over there. I have just retired from the furniture retail business and aim to build myself whichever smoker design gets the biggest recommendation on here, assuming I get a little guidance to do so. I do aim to build this undercover, not from the sun, but the rain, of which we get more than our fair share. I visit the US a couple of times a year and have become aware, as well as a lover of, a whole new world of cooking which I can't wait to get into, as I'm sure I will with the help of you guys. I welcome any help or advice and promise to hold any one person responsible should I suffer any excessive weight gain from hereon in. Thank you, Regards, Paul.