Jerry here from the DFW area - Texas. Been grilling and smoking (mostly grilling) for a long time. But there's always more to learn. Great info on this site! Oklahoma Joe's horizontal with sidebox. Brinkman Gourmet charcoal/water smoker that doesn't get much use. Just bought a vertical propane smoker, I forget the name right now, but it is just like the one described in the sidebar here (small differences, but looks like the same company made it). I plan to try some Canadian Bacon, Pastrami, and Summer Sausage in it this week-end. We'll see how it goes. I have a few How-To web blogs, you may be interested to look at. Start with www.homesausagemaker.blogspot.com There are links to the other two on the first page. Hope they are helpful in some way. -=- Jerry -=- .