My name is Derrick and I am new to the forum. I found this forum while searching for information that would help me with my home built smoker trailer. I currently use a small Brinkman cabinet style smoker for my backyard cooking. I am a police officer and I plan to use the large smoker I am building to cook for large events and raise money to support our yearly "Shop With a Cop" program. This program is to provide Christmas gifts to children in our city that would not otherwise have Christmas gifts. I will also use it for family gatherings and other such things. I am an amateur Blacksmith and enjoy working with metal in my off time as a creative outlet and a stress relief from the worries of the job. I'm glad to be here and I look forward to participating here.