Hello Everyone, I've browsed the forums many times, there is certainly a wonderful amount of information! Given how much I love BBQ, I have no explanation as to why it took me so long to purchase a a true offset smoker. I've finally done so .... On the left is my original Klose Backyard Chef ... it is 10 years old. On the right my brand new Klose Pipe Smoker !!! Ordered in early Fall, ready right before Christmas, did not pick up until the New Year 2016. Kept the smoker in the garage until only a few weeks ago, had to extend the original slab. ( just added the Flagstone ) Firebox is updated to 1/2 inch steel. I cannot claim to have much skill with a true offset, so I look forward to learning from everyone on the board. Cheers!