This site was recommended by a friend who is an experienced smoker. Boy was he right - it is the best place to go for information!
I'm new to smoking. Had the El Cheapo Brinkmann years and years ago and did a couple of Pork Butts. I decided to get into it again after having some of the best food I've ever had from a buddy's side box smoker.
Bought the cheapy Brinkmann Split-Door Vertical smoker and did some mod's (drilled charcoal pan and modded in a better thermometer). Did my first Pork Butt last weekend during real gusty wind - oooh it was a learning experience. Chased temp all over the place for a while - but 17 hours later the butt was 190 and really goood. Also did some sausage and spam - nom nom.
Thanks for all the GREAT info. I look forward to the four fattys I'm doing tomorrow! Going to do battle again with 10-25 mph winds...