While not a newbie at smoking meat, I admit I am here to learn and to sop up all those years of know-how from you guys. I'm an Oklahoman transplanted to Texas (by choice I suppose). And I've been a lifetime lover of smoked meat. My first big attempt was in a regular flow trailer mounted rig. We were at deer camp and my uncle's rig had me chompin at the bit to try it out. My first smoke was a 100# whole pig. There were about 10 guys there with us in camp and the meat was pretty much gone the day after it was done, so I guess I did a fair job of it. Since then, I've honed my chops on that cooker every year. But alas, I do not have one of my own. I do have a stick burner for the backyard, but I'd love to have my own rig... I also invested recently in a propane smoker from Lowes. After some initial fails, I think I've got it figured out and will be posting some pics soon. I plan to smoke a roast beef in it tomorrow, so I'll try to remember to take pics along the way.