New to the forum and glad to be here. I am in Modesto, CA. and built my Mini WSM in July. (build video) I am a novice to smoking, but no novice to bbq, grilling or eating! I was going to buy a smoker but found this forum and a few videos on building a mini wsm. I had a very old smokey joe (20+ years) that I only used for camping trips. Spent a Saturday buying parts and BAM... $60 later I have been smoking basically every weekend since. Here are some pics of the build and my first tritip....I look forward to being a part of the club.