Hello from Texas, DFW area. Im a huge outdoor griller, love my food, been cooking on the webber since as long as I can remember. Im an IT guy for 20+ years, married with a 3yr old lil boy whos my pride and joy and have a 17yr old step daughter. Im into hot rods and car restoration as a hobby. Been smoking with the weber many of times, and even built a ring to increase the chamber size and allow me to smoke full chickens on it. But, as much as I cook, Im extremely green when it comes to smoking or using a horizontal smoker.
Im so stoked I found this web site...I had no clue there was so much math and physics involved in building a smoker! The wealth of knowledge here is incredible and I have yet to even dip into the food section.
The way I am, Id rather build my rig then buy one, I love working with tools and metal and I enjoy the design aspects of the pit as much as I love the food. I love the feeling of using something that was made from my 2 hands and nobody elses. This is also a negative, I tend to learn but sometimes the hard way. Im in the process now of building a small backyard RF smoker. What was originally a semi-guess on the specs has now become somewhat of a challenge to ensure the thing will actually work!
Glad to be here, thanks all!