I am new to this forum but have been grilling for a long time. I am looking to get a RF smoker and I am willing to drive to get it (dont want to pay freight out of principal). Who are the best RF builders within driving distance of Raleigh NC. Lang is well known but a bit of a ride ; about 7hours. I've seen custompitsva.com which isn't too much of a drive for me. Anybody know of them. I'm from SC and go there often so its not big deal to go there or use that as my starting point to go somewhere else (i.e. GA). Where should I look. Who has quality smokers Your help is appreciated. I am looking for a patio grill no larger than a 48. There is a meadow creek dealer in the area but those grills seem to have really thin metal as opposed to the 1/4 inch steel ad cost a lot for what you get. FYI, I posted this in a general thread already but I don't know that It will be seen. Like I said' new to the sight and trying to figure this out.