Malakoff is about 70 miles South and East from Dallas. I've been smoking meat for about 42 years. I have a New Braunfels pit from Academy. I do have a custom reverse flow on order….due to pick up May 23rd. When I get back with it I'm going to modify my New Braunfels cooker to be a reverse flow sand add a water pan. It does a pretty good job, but like everyone else I'm always looking for anything that will improve my cook….although I don't get any complaints now…..I'm looking foreword to learning what I can and sharing anything that I've picked up on…..I'm glad to be here….Y'all have a nice day!!