hello road trip, why dont you ck in the roll call section and introduce yourself, what kind a smoker you have and a lil about yourself. this is a very friendly forum but we do like for you to introduce yourself as kinda a first step after signing up. i welcome u to smf as will others when they read your roll call post. as far as S/S appliances watch for sales from schools.churches.hospitals etc...keep an eye out for refrig,warming ovens,upright freezers, etc, as well as the internet. keep us informed on your plans and progress!!! pics...take pics of your smoker construction and share!!!! if you want ck out the free ecourse and have fun!!!