Hey everybody, been thinking about building my own smoker (for awhile) which led me here. I live in SouthEast KS, work at a steel fabrication company (in the office but hoping to learn some stuff from the shop), and just got a new place with plenty of room for the growing family so I figured it was a good time to finally do a build. I've been around smoking for several years now helping a relative with his beast sized smoker, but I usually helped with the beginning or finished product and not the process which is why I think its time to start doing it all the way through (though no complaints on the helping with the finished products... smokey, tender, deliciousness... but I think I can do better ). So I'll be posting a thread soon (yes, with pics!) on my first RF smoker build. When I do something I go all out... so it started with some ideas, a little research, some doodles, good 'ol microsoft paint (which is where I'm at now and need some detail input), and I've given it to one of the detailers at work to draw it out and make it into shop plans. I can appreciate those that wing it and just start doing fab until its done... but if I don't plan it out no telling what I'll end up with (sounds fun I know, but we'll save that for the next build). So, glad to be here and be looking for my RF build post soon (busy weekend so it may be monday).