Hello everyone. New member here from Houston, Tx and just wanted to introduce myself. I'm an outdoorsman.... love to hunt, fish, go boating, drink beer, grill/smoke, work in my garden, and spend time with my family. Just about anything outdoors. I've grilled food for many years, but just recently got addicted to smoking meat. I've got an old basic side fire box store bought pit (New Braunsfel smoker) 16" in diameter. Someone gave it to me years ago and I just started using it. It does ok for now, but I will be building a new one in the very near future. I'm really liking some of the ideas of people's builds in the other build forum. Looking forward to reading up on stuff on this site. Looks like a great place. Bear with me cause I am full of questions pertaining to my new addiction.