Hi, I live in St. Augustine fl. Stumbled across a smoked meat stand and bought some ribs. That was it. I used the calculator and made me a smoker out of two propane tanks. Never welded before but it turned out very good "I think". Burned the heck out of everything the first time. It is not reverseflow but I welded a SS waterpan over the fire entrance into the cooking chamber. Should I move the stack to the other side and make it reverse flow? Boston but came out like a rock! I used oak wood split and seasoned for 1 year. Exhaust is level with grate. Made a wood container out of expanded metal with angle iron braces for inside the fire box. Fire box is 1/3 size cooking chamber. T handle on removable cooking great. 1. How do I not make me meat into a rock? 2. How do I know how hot it is? How long do I smoke, my neiber said all day long! enter boston rock I followed the instructions after I played with my new welder. don't really know what to ask other than help. Is there some where where I can go that is like Smoking for newbees, start here.