I just found this group chasing down an add for a smoker. So let me tell you a little about my self. I'm from Sam Diego CA. I don't know if any one ever ate at Clay's in La Jolla but that was the first real Texas barbeque I ever ate and was immediately in love. Clay's is long gone. In 1994 I moved to Austin TX. And got a job at The Green Mesquite. http://www.greenmesquite.net/ I learned barbeque there as a fry cook and eventually was kitchen manager and pit master. I ran the kitchen for about 3 years after that I went Scholz Garten http://www.scholzgarten.net/ to help them get that running right. I eventually left and got into custom cabinetry because my family has always been in the trades and I make a lot more money. When there's work that is. So I'm looking for a real good deal on a used Ole Hickory rotisserie pit and I'm going to start doing BBQ out here in San Francisco where I am now. So that's that look forward to chat'n ya'll up. Peace out!! Che.