I am from the dallas/ fort worth region, particularly Denton Texas. As for what I do, I am a purchasing and inventory control manager. I have been smoking meats off and on for about a year, but recently is when I started getting serious about it. Recently finished building my own pit. I can use it for smoking or grilling, depending on the mood, so I built a removable fire tray so I eliminate ashes in the main body of my pit. The wheels I originally put on this are not strong enough to hold that much metal. I am looking for steel wheels with steel spokes. If anybody knows where I can get a set that is somewhat reasonable, I appreicate it. Roughly a 13" wheel.
I have smoked ribs mainly so far. Trying a brisket for the 2nd time next week. Looking forward to trying other things, like pork shoulders. I am enjoying the forum and all the great ideas that everyone shares.