New member here to the site but have read some of the threads on here. I figured it was time to sign up. I would say that I am still a newbie to smoking as I have only been doing it for roughly 3 years. Last year I really got into it and my neighbor and I decided to enter an amateur contest near us. Did pretty well too! I've smoked in a webber offset smoker, a charcoal grill, a big chief, and my neighbors vertical bbq smoker. This year I am starting my research on building my own smoker. As I am an electrician I am considering an electric one where I can program in the temp and have it self-regulate. I was also considering sticking with a vertical style smoker for simplicity, though this is still open for debate. I have read a couple of threads of builds others have done and love the info. Any thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated!