My name is 'Dale" and I'm from Southern California ( sorry but it's home) We are no where close to what Texas, and KC has to offer for great bbq, but I looking forward to learing from my new bbq friends and mentors... I am using a Master built electric chip burner, it is hard to cook low heat because the chips wont smoke unless the temp is up past 250, I have drilled some small holes in the bottom of the wood tray (seems to help a little.) I have been researching for a good heavy duty reverse smoker in so .Cal for the back yard, the only thing I can consider is too far and costly to ship here. I am planning a road trip to the BBQ capitols this summer for bbq tasting with the family since I have them all hooked on it. maybe with some preplanning and some rope I get one this summer..