Wes, Greetings from Santa Maria on the California Central Coast. I live in what I call a climate controlled climate. Room Temp. plus or minus 20 degrees year round, can't complain. Enough bragging about the climate I call home, and on to the Brick Smokers. I am working on a plan for an outdoor kitchen to enjoy this nice weather, and I would like to incorporate a reverse flow smoker made of brick. Not sure if that qualifies as a true BS, or even if it is a good idea, but would like to try and take advantage of the heat retention qualities of the brick as opposed to a steel tank. I look forward to sharing ideas with you guys and pictures of builds. I'm sure I will need a lot of help since I don't have any masonry experience, and I plan on building this smoker and a brick pizza oven in my project. We will see.