Hello from Raleigh, NC. I have been "smoking" meat for years on my weber kettle by building baffles, deflectors, etc and finally decided to start using a dedicated smoker. I scoured craigslist for a decent second had smoker, and while trying to be patient, came across the Mini-WSM project. Being and avid DIY'er and cheap, I knew this was the project for me. I've been lurking around here for a while, finally signed up and got me a screen name and joined in.