Well Last month I bought a new Oklahoma Joe's horizontal offset smoker. I made some modifications I found here, such as deflector plate, fire box, smoke stack pipe to the inside, tuning plates and sealing up everything I could as best I could. I have been smoking the thanksgiving turkey for about 18 years now, and felt as if I was doing a pretty good job with it. Well it got to the point that I wanted a bigger smoker thank by brinkman vertical direct heat model. The size was too limiting. Here is my first attempt. I had some trouble getting the temp up on my test burns. The highest I could get it was 275, using just lump charcoal. Going to do a couple of test burns with oak prior to thanksgiving. Here is the pic of the results. Turned out very moist with great flavor. All comments welcome, as I want to learn and get better with this thing. I did forget to tie up the legs before putting it in the smoke. I was still half asleep and hadn't had my coffee yet.