I'm from Thornville ohio, I'm a new smoker I use a 3 burner gas grill that I made 3 different removable panels for the back side of it that is open for the lid to pass by, yes it is a hassle to open the hood but it helps control the heat and keeps some smoke in. I have smoked 3 chunks of pork 5 chicken breast and 6 burgers. Nobody has died, gotten sick or turned their noses up to the smoke. I'm a Bengals fan along with the Indians, work at the neuroscience building at OSU so yes I'm a Buckeye fan that works in the nut house. That's me in a nut shell.