new guy here. names andy. I am far from a "pitmaster" but i do enjoy learning the art of smoking meat. I currently use a weber kettle that i sort of refurbished. new handle, grate, thermometer. does okay. I am also building an offset smoker with some 16" pipe. with any luck i will be able to "out-smoke" my twin brother . he uses a chargriller with the side fire box. its pretty nice but i'd rather build than buy. looking forward to trying some new recipes from the site too. any advice offered is greatly appreciated.