Whats up everyone. New to all of this threading. I live in SA, Texas and I am just starting to smoke! I have been grilling for awhile and I classify myself as a pretty good cook. Im here for advice, ideas, recipes, friends, etc.... I currently have a CharBroil Gas Grill (it's shiny ) but i am building a UDS right now. I have read alot of post on steps and such but I will take any advice! Funny thing is i saw this YouTube video on a BBq contest about 20 years ago and a couple of ZZ Top guys had this smoker made of a 55 gallon drum, so i decided i wanted to make one. I started it and was close to done when i needed some info about the "Burn Out". I found this site and found a lot of threads on this subject. I had no idea that these smokers were that popular and it was an art to build one!!!