Great site from what I have seen so far. I am going to enjoy this site as I LOVE to cook, or smoke, or grill, or just be outside staring at my cooker with an adult beverage in my hand. I sold my smoker, a very nice cooker that my son made for me while he was employed at Texas Pit Crafters. I kept this cooker for about 8 years and then it happened. The wife and I became empty nesters and cooking for a brood any longer and it is just her and I. It took an hour to get the fire right for whatever I wanted to put on it and for hours afterwards to allow the fire to burn out so I could put it up in the garage. Yes I said it, I am out of the closet, I admit, I do keep my pit in the garage washed down and cleaned after every use. My wife and I just recently purchased a home for us and I need a NEW PIT,,, YEAH!!!!!! I have been looking at the Oklahoma Joes Triple so I can smoke and grill steaks in a minute if necessary. I really don’t want to spend more than the 450 they ask for it at Lowes. I have read up on some reviews and watched many videos on YouTube looking at what people have thought and done (DIY MODS) Would like your opinion. Now that all the formals are out of the way, I will say that I intend on using this site for recipes and tips on how to prepare and cook all kinds of foods. Look forward to hearing from everyone, If anyone is in the Conroe, Texas area maybe we can meet up and cook out.