Just bought a smoker and found this website by accident. appears to be a wealth of knowlegdge here and can't wait to dig in. Been grilling all my life and ready to start smoking. I have a 42" barrel smoker with side fire box??? I think, not sure about all the technicalities. But I will learn. I am in the process of painting it, as it was used, with a little rust. I will take pics once complete and post them.