Ahoy, hoy! My name is Mike McKinney and i live in Beaver Falls, PA. I have been smoking meats for about 15 years, and started in a homemade smoker I called "Frankenstein." Parts from an old charcoal grill and a galvanized garbage can were connected with a flexible aluminum dryer hose. It was ugly. It was cheap. It was wonderful. Have had an offset smoker for 5 years, but am in the process of building a new one using a 275 Gal oil tank. I've started a thread in 'Other Builds' for updates on how it's going. This is a great site, and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible! No smoke, no thanks!!