I'm located by Davenport Iowa. I have been reading here for a while and decided to sign up. I have had a cheap upright smoker for a while. I have made some nice fatties and ribs but it would be to hard to do a long smoke in. I finally picked up a char griller with the side fire box. Plan on making some mods and seeing how long it will last. Just not much around Iowa for a heavy walled smoker anywhere. I also brew my own beer, all grain. I made my own mash tun and boil kettle.