Hello all. I've lived in Dallas all my life and just recently started researching this craft. I got a small grill as a Christmas present (wife and I just bought our first house so I actually have a yard to use for stuff like this) and since I don't yet have an actual smoker I've been tinkering around with using the indirect heat method using charcoal and wood chips/chunks. Done three or four dry runs to work on maintaining temp and keeping airflow steady. I've been researching different offset smokers to graduate to in the future, but for now I'm just trying to learn as much as possible and experiment with different techniques. I work as a salesman for a marketing company but the flexibility of the job lets me play around with this stuff more than I probably should (or at least more than my wife wants me to!) Thanks for all the input and advice on SMF. Has been very helpful so far.