Hello. I signed up for this site a week or so ago and when I tried to post this message the site broke so I have just been lurking ever since. I live in northern California and stumbled across this site while doing some research on smokers. I used to do a pretty good job of slow cooking ribs on this older propane grill I had with my roommate but I got married last summer and got a nice grill as a present. Tried to cook some ribs last fall and they turned out terrible. Now it's time to step up to a smoker to get 'er done. I am thinking that a gas smoker is probably the best route for me to go at this point and it's been helpful to see what people think on this website about the various products out there. It is interesting that I have not seen many talk about the one put out by Weston Supply since it seems to be all over the internet.