Background: Moved to Texas in 1988, from, Butte, Montana and what I 'knew' about Bar-B-Que you could fit into a box of 500 matches and still have room for 600 matches! My experience was limited to the Webber Kettle Grill, on the weekends that it DIDN'T rain, snow, sleet, hail, or when I was done with the "Honey Doos". In other words in 18 years 3 weekends. What I DID learn about was DRAFT, (wood burning stove- sole source of heat for 16 years) the art of building a fire that, even with pine wood, you could extract heat for eight hours, with out the fire going out completely out.
So when I got to Texas, (and adjusted to the changes in weather - still working on that ) and I heard about 'THE REAL THING'-- BAR-B-Q, I was interested. When I watched some new friends using their Grills, I noticed that draft didn't seem to be of too much concern. This didn't make much sense to me. So I was looking about as to "How to build a vertical cooker to properly cook (smoke) the meat. (I was trying to reinvent the wheel.)
So now I have the MASTER FORGE TWO DOOR PROPANE VERTICAL SMOKER (working on the mods), and this GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION!!!!! Talk about a blessing!!!!
Unfortunately due to VA medical prescription SCREW UPS, I have not been able to do much, as of late but it is getting better. I am planning to finish up the MFPS in a couple of weeks, or should that be in a couple of weaks, and start SMOK'EN ..
By the way "WINGNUT" is not from the B-B-Q wings but the Honda GOLD WING Motorcycle,(motorcycle & small engine mechanic for 35 years).. Just in case you were wondering .
BACK TO LURK MODE.........