Hi, names Tony and live just north of Auckland, New Zealand. Fascinating forum you guys have here. The extent of my smoking is mostly fish but where we live (we manage a dairy farm) there is an abundance of Fallow Deer, so the venison is plentiful. I have a small stainless steel fish smoker, use Manuka (Tea tree) sawdust and sit the smoker over a gas ring or light a small fire under it. A friend has given me an ex airforce artillary shell container. Its made of 1/4 inch thick aluminium and is roughly 2 foot 6 inches high by 16 inches wide. At the moment it is completely air tight but i will be drilling 6 holes in the lid so i can put in hooks to hold the meat/fish while it smokes.It will be a very hot smoke so I guess there will be a bit of "trial and error" until I get it right. Anyways, I,m 51, married with kids and like to think I have a good sense of humour. Love my sport, Rugby, Rugby League, Fishing etc . Glad to meet you all.