Hello all. I was referred to this site by another new member of yours, who happens to be my best friend and ALSO happens to be working on a little smoker project of his own (which I'm sure he'll share at some point).
I've grilled for a number of years on a Weber kettle grill and added a Master Forge charcoal grill a little over a year ago. I'm no expert at grilling, but I've always cooked over charcoal and do a pretty good job, I think. At any rate, I've decided to put the effort in to learning to be skilled at the "low and slow" method of cooking. To start, I needed some equipment and, after doing some research, decided to buy used and restore/modify it to my tastes. I happened across a New Braunfels Bandera that I scored for $75 on Craigslist and have been modifying slowly over the last couple of weeks. It is almost ready for paint, then off to start cooking. Below is where I'm at so far. Pretty excited about learning this craft.
Here is what I started with:
Looking forward to reading more on the site and learning from the more experience/skilled grillers/smokers/BBQers on here.