Another newbie to the fine art of smoking. The wife and I moved to Colorado Springs a little over two years ago and we love it here. I just purchased a Great Outdoors smoker from the local Walmart for $99. This is the unit I have, http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=3342508 I got it at the recommendation of a friend that has been smoking for a while using the same unit. He's been able to get me started. I have done three smokes already. My last was a flank steak with a simple garlic, salt, black pepper rub that came out awesome. Even the wife was impressed and ate twice as much red meat as she normally would. A bit more about myself. I have been brewing beer for over 15 years and have built all of my own equipment. I'm always looking for new ways to improve my gear. So I'm sure it won't be long before I'm hacking up this smoker to make it better. It's just in my nature.