Well, a little about me... I currently live in Southern California about 100 miles from Death Valley. He have about 350 days of sun here a year and it gets hot so if I don't have to heat up the house to cook, I will do what I have to! I was looking at possibly making a small smoke house to replace the kettle smoker I currently have. I'm still a noob when it comes to smoking, but I've made some good stuff in the past and have had good results with hams and chickens. I know I will find all sorts of info here and look forward to learning and tasting new things.