Howdy, My name is Tom and I'm 40 years old. I am married to a gorgeous woman and have 3 beautiful kids. An 11 y/o boy, a 7 y/o girl and a 4 y/o girl. I was born in Virginia, grew up mostly in Iowa and now live 3 miles north east of Fordland in Missouri on a small acreage. That's about 22 miles east of Springfield. For the last 11 years I have worked as a concrete mixer truck driver. I am a Teamster and also shop steward at our concrete plant. Other than my family and obeying the gospel a year and a half ago, I really have no big accomplishments to report. Although I did come in third in a truck rodeo a few weeks ago. I have some college, but not enough to mean anything. I also sell firearms and outdoors gear on the side. I have way to many interests to list. But one thing I really like to do is cook and EAT! I mean not just any food, great food. My smoker is a 150 gallon water tank from a mixer truck. I cut off about 18 inches of one end, capped both cut ends, dropped the small one down for a fire box and cut a door in it, and 2 doors in the main part of the smoker. I set oven racks in the smoker and have a pipe for a vent. Right now though, I am in the process of upgrading some things. Better hinges, slide out racks, better ventilation, wheels and a tongue. So I am without a smoker until I get everything done. When this is done, I am planning to build the "mother of all smokers." I'm here to learn some new techniques and recipes and hopefully capitalize on some your experience. Hope I don't get to hungry though. Being without my smoker is killing me.