I'm retired now and need things to fill my day. Since I love to eat this was a next logical step. The group of folks that I fish with are also a bunch of smokenuts so I figured that I better stop mooching and start contributing to the party. At our monthly Lake St. Clair Walleye Association meetings somebody is always bringing something good to eat and since my wife gets all bent out of shape if I ask her to make something I figured I'd better start doing it myself in order to keep the peace. I had a friend give me a little Meco electric smoker and I did a chicken on it that came out great but the breasts got stuck at 165* and I couldn't get it any hotter. I'm not the most patient guy in the world so I decided I needed more BTUs. Well, versatility is the key so I just came back from the store after buying a 38" Smoke Hollow Gas unit. 20% off, I couldn't resist. I'm on several different fishing boards and I have a tendency to type stupid things now and then so I apologize in advance if I offend anyone. I usually don't mean to but sometimes it just comes out that way.