Hi im John and I've been smoking meet since high school 30 years ago started out with the brinkman charcoal smoker and now hAve a propane thin gauge smoker that is on its last leg. In my searches to build a homemade smoker i came across your site and have been dreaming about a wooden smoker then A pit smoker to a cinder block smoker to now the side fire box smoker. Here in Michigan with the cold winters you can go through a lot of propane trying to hold temp at 200 degrees. In my searches I have also found many recipes i will be trying soon. In my opinion there is nothing better than the Carolina mustard style bbq sauce and will be making the recipe i found. I have many years experience as a meat cutter and sausage maker and will be posting hopefully lots in the future. I hope i can make you all proud. Dont think i mentioned earlier but i love all Detroit sports teams esp the Lions.