Hello all. I was really looking forward to re-creating the awesome cedar smokehouse built by atcnick. I want to "hot" smoke meats - some around 225 and some around 325. I am not really interested in "cold" smoking. I was told that I am asking for trouble because it will eventually catch on fire and burn down. I assumed that having the firebox off to the side would prevent this but now I don't know. I am now considering making the wooden section out of metal? Any thoughts? Thanks.