Hello SMF! I have had an increasing interest in smoking meat. I have borrowed an electric and propane smoker and used each, one time. I had better luck with the propane than the electric. I was planning to build an offset the other day and my father in law had some friends that are giving one away. I don't know much about it as I do not have it yet, but I have been researching extensively. I've stumbled across this site several times over the years and decided now is the time to join. I have lots to learn and depending on the quality of the smoker I may still end up building one. Thanks and looking forward to meeting some fellow enthusiasts.