Hello everyone I'm from Katy Tx as the title says not new to smoking and grilling been doing it for family gatherings since I was about 10 love it love it love. First time I started the fire I was hooked and haven't looked back. 37 now and my smoker is done so to get by lol I bought a dollar store grill that sits on the ground maybe 10x15 or so coals are 1.5" from grill and I literally laugh every time I use it but still can make some good chicken, burgers, steaks, chops and veggies on it...had to have some flavor and didn't want to buy a smoker that I was not in love with. So I decided to start a build which led me to this great forum looking forward to learning from the pros in design stage now and wow it blows my mind how much goes into a build. Math and science who would of thought you were gonna need that. Nice to be here and thanks for having a forum like this.