It's been kinda quiet lately but my goal of building a smoker nearly complete. Actually I started it Labor Day weekend 2013 and one of the two friends that helped bring this 275 gallon tank to my house has seen the last 8 months of cutting and welding. After stopping by a few weeks ago he surprised me with a request to bring it to his house for the annual July 4th gathering. It's not done yet but should be shortly. He has had this picnic at his house for the last 15 years or so that I know. His house is on the periphery of the fireworks event held by the town so sitting on his deck and looking up...shows it all. He's got 40 -45 people coming and desperately wants this smoker cooking for the crowd. Man, give me 4 or 5 burgers or a few steaks and I'm cookin' good, everyone is happy and it's over in 14 minutes of grilling. This will be one monster challenge. I can't tell you how much I've been reading about rubs, ribs and pulling the pork for 9-10 hours. I've bought Jeff rub & sauce recipe and studied the ecourse. Last year at the end of this party, there was about 75 empty bottles of wine, 2 kegs, countless beer bottles and a load of pretty happy people. Let's see what happens this year...just remember, don't shoot the cook!