Hi my name is Dave and I live in Medicine Hat Alberta, I am 59 and have been hunting and smoking meat since I was 18. I have built quit a few smokers but finally built the one I wanted. I have access to all the new metal container I want so I took one them used 2x2's to frame the outside them added insulation then finished it off with 3/4" plywood. It is in my garage and piped in to it's own chimney and is topped off with digital controls for the natural gas that is used for heat, it also has a hot plate for smoking most meats or a Bradley smoke generator for cold smoking lox. I also built in a rottisataire [not sure on the spelling ] between my hunting buds and I we usually run off around 1500 pounds of sausage a year. I am looking forward to hearing from you fellow smokers.