Phil here. Just wanted to say "hi". I've been at this for about 20 years, starting with an old Brinkmann water smoker, then a New Braunfels horizontal. That finally rotted out last year, so I took the plunge on a more custom rig. Here she is: I was just seasoning it last weekend and doing a "test" run on some chickens. It's going to take some tweaking to get the temperatures right, since I'm dealing with a much larger firebox and 1/4" thk. material. The NB was so much lighter and smaller; I had that thing really dialed in. I look forward to participating here, grabbing so good info and sharing some Q pron!