I'm Steve Gilliland from south central Kansas. I recently retired and I'm a part time outdoor writer. My passions are coyote and bobcat trapping and deer hunting. I welded for 30 years back in the day and have a pretty nice welder and shop. I am TOTALLY new to smoking. I bought a charcoal grill/smoker at a garage sale, one with NO separate firebox. I tried using it once and was so frustrated I don't ever want to try using it again, yet I want badly to learn the art of smoking meat. I have an old Montgomery Ward freezer that doesn't work and I'm asking for advise as to whether it will make a good smoker, and if the answer is "yes" I'll need advise on how to do that.
Thanks for the service you all provide and for your willingness to share your wisdom with total newbies like me.