The past few months i have been tying to find a new hobby. One day my wife and I were talking about a trip last year to Texas. We just drove around the state eating at different BBQ joints. That memory brought on the idea of getting a smoker. I got a chargriller competition pro and am waiting on the rest of my materials to finish my desired mods but I extended the chimney down to just above the grill and seasoned it today. Since it was hot after a few hours of just seasoning I decided to toss on a pork butt. First cook did not turn out perfect but was still good. The rest of my mods will make a big difference in stabilizing heat. I live on an island so never have to worry about cold weather and can smoke all year. Should improve pretty fast.