I just realized that I didn't properly introduce myself! My apologies for that.
My name is Zach, and I'm a smokaholic. The first smoking I did was about ten years ago at a restaurant that I worked at. I got my first (used) New Braunfels offset about 4 years ago and had mixed results, but I really enjoyed it. About 2 1/2 years ago I started a new job, and my boss has a WSM. I've done quite a bit of smoking on that thing, and it's served me well. I'm a personal chef, and the boss loves BBQ, so it works out quite well. That WSM is the best smoker I've ever used, and I wanted to start doing some research for MY new smoker.
At first, I was going to buy an ECB, and my wife was cool with me spending $100 for a smoker. But I started doing some heavy research online. All of my many hours of research brought me to a few options, but I fell in love when I saw the Lang 48 patio. Convincing my wife that I needed to spend 20X what I originally quoted her, was not an easy task, but I was successful, and my new Lang should be here in a few weeks.
So, I'm looking forward to sharing lots of Q-view with y'all. I'm sure I will have many questions about smoking with my new baby, and I appreciate all the help I've already received from you kind folks. If anyone has any questions for me, I've got 15 years of foodservice experience that I'm happy to share with anyone, but I am a rookie in the BBQ world for sure. I humbly bow before you and wish to learn as much as possible from the masters!