hi, my name is tim. i live in southern california. i am somewhat new to smoking. i have a small 35 gallon barrel i turned into an upright smoker. works great but doesnt hold much meat. so right now i am in the process of building a side fire box smoker out of an old air compressor tank. i am a little less than half way done with it. i will take some pictures this weekend and post in the correct section of the forum. i look forward to being a member and to get ideas and feedback from some cooks interested in the same thing as me.