With my screen name you know exactly what state I am from. I presently live in Bartlett, Tennessee a suburb of Memphis. Been smoking for a long time. I have a large grease dumpster that I have converted into a smoker. It has a potbelly stove in the bottom and the cooking grate is 18" from the top Very easy to control the heat. I was a general contractor sense 1968. Put out of business in March 30, 2002 when a drunk driver hit my wife and me in the rear. She has a high spinal cord injury and will be in a wheelchair the rest of her life. I am her caregiver, that is OK because she took care of me for the last 39 years. I work at home for a company selling private labeled, spices, sauces and rubs all over the country.