Alright guys I have been reading from this website for five years! I am a rookie smoker. But have plenty of friends who do catering, own a business, and do competitions. Here where I live BBQ is king. Finally joined because I will be building my own smoker out of a large air compressor. No experience, no tools, no trade. This will be a challenge but I enjoy Q-ing so much and reading all of you guys builds that now I will embark in my own. Looking to do a horizontal stick burner, maybe a reverse smoker. My first smoker was a craiglist purchase. Custom center fire. Love it but I prefer horizontal over anything.