I would consider myself a noob to smoking meats. I have only ventured out on my electric cabinet smoker. I am ready to step up to a home built setup. I enjoy metal fabrication and old classic Chevy restorations in my spare time. I am planning on building a offset insulated cabinet smoker in the near future. I have been reading and learning a lot from this site. I have plenty more to learn, before I am ready to start on the project.