Hello I am in Clackamas Oregon , I am 50 retired/disabled had cancer also lost 6 discs in my back so had to retire. I do not have the best smokers or offset smokers but what I do have works for now , I was given 10 years ago my first offset smoker its a grillmaster, I put fire brick in the burn box moved the smoke stack and ran a plate across the bottom. I can do 40 pounds of rib at 170 all day long or 40 pounds of pork butt for 3 days and hold my temp. I make what I have work and worked so well I have people smoke for them now lol . I now have another hand me down smoker and then 2 gas smokers . I plan on building my first smoker this July and its going to be a beast . I found 1/4 inch steel pipe 4 foot dia x 9 foot long , I had it cut to 5 foot long. I want to put a vertical smoker on the end just not sure if it will work . When I am not hunting or fishing I am either smoking meat , making up new dry rubs or bbq sauce lol some call me nuts I just call it fun .