So I have been waiting for the last month and a couple weeks to actually put something in the smoker I just built. I had to wait for the mortar to cure before I did any cooking in it and the wait has been killing me. Well today is today. Gonna start off easy with some chicken parts today and work my way up. Got a pile of pecan and apple wood yesterday so I'm all set. Will post some pics of the finished smoker in a few.