What an amazing web site. Lots of info. A few's years back we went to Texas for a family gathering, and that is where i had some smoked brisket and pork butt. It was GREAT. I saw an Oklahoma Joe's smoker (off set vertical) for sale and that is the type he used, so after a 2 (maybe three) hour road trip it was all mine, plus some apple wood he throw in with it. I have a few questions but they can wait.