Howdy all, New member here from central Texas. I've been in the Army for 19 years, plan on retiring next year. I've been grilling for 20 years, and do a lot of indirect heat cooking. Even cook our thanksgiving turkey on my trusty weber. So I've decided to jump into smoking feet first. A family friend of mine is a master welder and is helping me, more like I'm gonna help him, build my first smoker. We're planning on an upright made out of 24" 1/4 inch steel with a square offset firebox. Not sure on the exact dimensions yet. Wish me luck, and I'll see you in the forums.