Ok so I've done a bit of bbq, but just started using an offset bbq. Not sure of manufacturer, but it has a Texas longhorn on the front. So far not to impressed, uses way to much fuel. Now I have my eye on a vertical smokers. I have access to a full metal shop and know how to use all of it. So I'm going to build one. The plan is to post up and let those who "know" add ideas. I brought a set of plan to have a starting point.