I am a huge rookie when it comes to smoking meat. In fact I am a rookie at cooking anything I recently got into welding as a hobby and wanted a project to work on. I cam across an old oil tank and planed on making a propane cooker. I have a good friend that I met while I was in the Airforce and he lives in Texas. He turned me on to the idea of building a smoker and after doing some research online I got hooked. Although I have never smoked any meat I cant wait to get my smoker finished so I can. I am from Amelia Virginia and thanks in advance for helping a rookie out.