Been smoking meat for many years and frustrated with my burn times and temperature control. Before reading Jeff's book and searching this forum I modified my Masterbuilt vertical smoker, learned the minion method, and my meats are in a whole new world. Now I'm anxious to try some of the recipes in Jeff's book and I now feel confident that they will turn out amazing. I am working on my wife to let me upgrade to an offset smoker, but considering I have a Ducane grill, Traeger smoker/grill, Masterbuilt smoker and Webber grill, it's going to take some time for me to wear her down. When I read about all the smokers Jeff has in his barn I laughed my a** off. I'm getting there too. Thanks to Jeff for providing this forum and for all who share and encourage others. This is a GREAT community. P.S. I married a Memphis girl who is pretty darned picky about her BBQ. She's always complaining that I'm trying some new method to try to improve my meats when she already likes them just the way they are. Just curious if anyone else out there has those "issues" ha ha.