Good morning, well a bit about myself. Name is Chris Pollock, I'm from Copperas Cove, Texas, 66yrs young. I've been married for 45yrs this November. My wife is the real 'BBQ Queen' in our household. I bought her a new Ok Joe's Highlander smoker a few months ago and have been looking for a place where I can get information on the mods I need to do to make it better for her and I believe I've found it. I served 22yrs in the Army - '68 - '90 - Vietnam Vet. After retiring from the Army I worked an additional 23yrs for various contractors on the tank ranges at Ft. Hood, Tx and retired from there in June of 2013. My hobbies include reading, collecting antique and vintage glass such as Early American Pattern Glass, Depression Glass and American Brilliant glass. Currently have three cabinets full of it plus another 2 or 3 cabinets worth just lying around in various places. Also I really enjoy gardening, I've a greenhouse in my backyard which really saved a lot of my plants from last winters cold weather.