Hi all, I met a commercial smoker pit producer at a food show - super guy with a super product (anon). He told me KY isn't a "popular" Q state - and after trying to find Q joints, I have to agree - they are hard to find here in the Bluegrass State. HOWEVER, no one asked me! I am a Q hound - love TX dry rub style the best so far, but it's hard to find bad Q - just some's better than others, right? I started with an El Cheapo Brinkman, then to a GOSM - actually love it, but it is impossible to get mine hot enough and to hold the heat. Its good to around 185-200, but that makes for some rubbery pastrami - even after 10 hrs. I am ready to order a big rig now and would LOVE some input from you experts out here in SMF land. I want to use it myself for weekends and may even do an event for a friend. I also have a need to cook for 200 at a time several times a year, plus I am thinking of perhaps renting it out to good buddies. 1 - Am I being a dreamer here for thinking this? 2 - What would you all suggest? Budget is around $4k +/- Thanks in advance - this info is invaluable to me. Best, Brad PS - if anyone needs any KY Bourbon advise - I may be your man!