My name is Chris, I have just joined SMF and am new to smoking. I am looking at buying my first smoker soon and was thinking about the Chargriller Smokinpro which seems to have its fans. I have notes of the mods yall have made and plan on making them before I use it first. I have been using a gas grill for a long time (convenience) but have used charcoal alot as well. My family and I are into camping a lot and have always wanted a smoker to take with us on our trips. I work on an offshore drilling rig (the largest one in the world). I live in southwest tennessee and have a small hobby farm where we raise miniature Hereford cattle. And have never heard of a fatty but it will be 1 of my first projects and I have done some Atomic Buffalo Turds but had just called them stuffed Jalopeno's (how boring is that-My boys will love the calling them the ABT).