I live in Upstate New York in the finger lakes region. I've been smoking butts, ribs & turkeys for years and have followed Jeff's site just about as long. I typically use a Brinkmann charcoal or propane cabinet style smoker depending on the quantity of meat i'm smoking. Annually I put together a clambake where I smoke around 120 lbs of butts. I just recently purchased a rotisserie style smoker to help ease the pain of that job.