OK been awhile but finally got my smoker in the shop and ready to start welding and had a few questions to run by you all. Insulation, I leave in Nebraska so the weather changes every 10 min. Here is what i am thinking. in stead of going with 1/4" Plate I am going to go with a 3/16" with water heater insulation then a thin plate for the exterior for the smoke box. 1/8" for the lid the same way and the Fire box will be 1/4" with no insulation. Thoughts? on water heater insulation or is there something that might be a little better heat reducer or more economical? you can view my plans on my profile.