I've been lurking on this site for quite a while and figured it was finally time to register and post.
I've always enjoyed grilling, but in the past few months I've become more interested in smoking.
Being in Texas, it's hard not to want to smoke a brisket now and again.
Long story short - this site has helped me out a lot.
I started out doing some smokes on my gas grill.
Believe it or not I even did a full brisket on my gas grill a few months ago.
It actually started pouring rain that day. My wife has a great photo of me standing over the grill with a giant golf umbrella.
Not the best idea, but that might at least show my ridiculous dedication to meat.
After looking high and low for a smoker, and reading so many reviews here, I wound up building my own.
I like to tinker (and I quickly realized I couldn't afford what I wanted).
Before anyone gets too excited, I'll tell you right now it's electric, not charcoal.
(pausing for groans from the die-hards)
Thanks to this site I think I finally have it working the way it should.
To give you an idea of how much reading I've been doing on here I can tell you this.
I just finished rolling up my first Fattie which will be smoked tomorrow using the AMNPS that is arriving tonight via UPS.
I've been taking pics as I assembled it, and assuming it isn't a complete disaster, I'll be posting pics when it's done tomorrow night.
Regardless, thanks to everyone who has shared their experience on this site.
You've helped me quite a bit, and I hope in the future to be able to help others just as much.