My Name is Adam and I live in Denver, Colorado. I am new to smoking. I built a flower pot smoker and have been having fun learning and experimenting on the cheap (under $100) Basically it is 2 flowerpots on top of each other with 1 turned upside down acting as the lid. There is a hot plate at the bottom with a variable speed electric nob to adjust the heat. I have drilled some holes for thermometers. I use 3 now. I have done 3-4 Pork Shoulders and 2 Briskets so far with pretty good results.