Thank you for the information bruno994. I greatly appreciate any and all help!
I had intended to post more pictures of the build tonight but I have an issue with my sd card reader.
Bruno994 I followed the pictures of your friends build. WOW! is all I can say. I have many many more ideas and think I will be able to avoid some potential problems. Was this a commercial build?
It is finally ready for trial and error. The first cook was eight degree temperatures with 20 plus mph wind. I had a great time. It will be nice to cook in normal or at least closer to normal temps.
Had some extra pork so I stuffed some jalapenos and wrapped in bacon then smoked.
Cooked a little bologna as well. Always a crowd favorite.