Hey y'all: I've read through several of the newbie posts in Roll Call and discovered that we all have a lot in common. I've been BBQ'ing for many years, worn out a few gas and charcoal grills. I discovered smoked meats at a waterfowl hunting festival a few years ago. I had some smoked port loin and was hooked. I started reading some great books on grilling and smoking. I looked at many commercial smokers, but found the price too high for the size/volume I wanted. About that time, the wife and I started building an outdoor BBQ/cooking/eating area which we just put the roof on this summer. I decided that enough was enough and built my own smoker. I used some plans I found on the internet for a double barrel smoker called The Big Baby. I found most of the pieces locally, fab'ed up some of my own, applied some modifications that I thought were necessary and I now have a smoker. I brought it on line in September and have done about 8 smokes with it. I've done mostly brisket and pork loin, but also adventured with a lamb roast, which turned out great. (Like most of you, I also have other BBQ's and grills for other purposes, so now I'm up to 5!). I've been reading Jeff's newsletter for a few months now, but I also know that I have a lot to learn and a long ways to go. Joining this forum will definitely help with that. I'm looking forward to learning from your experiences. Thanks!