I have been stopping here for several years now looking for BBQ information and finally decided that it was time to join. As a short introduction, I retired from active duty Coast Guard in 2008 (also 4 years Navy back in the '70s) after 34 years of service and currently work as a Coast Guard civilian employee in Houston, TX.
I am not a competitive BBQer (except backyard events against family and friends) but love to smoke all kinds of meat...butts being my favorite. I have had a Pitts and Spitts stick burner for almost 20 years and a Broil King Keg for about 2 years.
After more than a year researching the different smokers out there, earlier this week I placed an order with Humphrey's BBQ for a custom GF Tank I (Wide). I thought long and hard about ordering their GF Tank II (Wide) but just did not need that much room and it was around $1K more expensive. This is my Christmas, birthday and Father's Day gift for the next several years and I can't wait to receive it. It's too early to know yet when I will get it but I am guessing sometime in January now that we are in the holiday season.
Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!