After viewing this forum hundreds of times, I've been intrigued and wanted to try cooking BBQ on an offset or reverse flow. I have gotten parts and pieces and actually starting building a larger smoker, but got impatient and wanted to cook NOW! I started surfing craigslist and found an older american made new braunfels smoker. Granted it's only 12 gauge , .105" wall but I wanted something within a reasonable price range and wanted it quickly. I brought it home and instantly started cutting on it. I made it a reverse flow, made a
new grate, new exhaust, dual drains, new paint....... I made a few mistakes (learned from them too) and understand I will still only have a .105" thick smoker, but all in all Im pretty satisfied with the outcome. First fire is tonight and plan on smoking a butt, fatty, and chicken on it tomorrow!
Wish Me Luck!