Hi all, name is Ryan and I am from SW Minnesota. I have never had a smoker before and just got one from my cousin that he has used for years. It is a old chest freezer modified to stand on end with casters so you can move it around. It has a electric burner in it for the heat. I will post a picture once I get back home. I am going to do some modifications to it to make it a bit more user friendly. I hope to do my first ribs in it this weekend!