Hi from SW TX. My name is Beth and I am in El Paso. I grew up with smokin foods but unfortunately it was my dad and brother who did all the work. I was just a gofer. So.. I am here to learn. Hubby and I just rehabbed (rather paid someone to fix it) a built in BBQ/fire pit. And since I have been making a pest of myself for getting a smoker we decided that would be a good use for the built in. So we are hoping to learn to build a smoker too.