Hello to all, My name is Gary and I live in Houston,TX. I thoroughly enjoy most all smoked meats and have helped friends smoke plenty in the past. My wife and I just bought our first house this past year and now that we have a nice outdoor space I want my own smoker. I want to start making my own Q! I have been looking for a few months here and there. I found so much info on the ECB and have been digging into the ECB forums for the past two days. Being that I want to learn the smoking process and not break the bank this will be a great unit. I was very intrigued about all the mod options I found online and what really needed to be done and what could go without. I am very excited I found this forum as there is am extreme wealth of knowledge here. I hope to join the ranks and posts soon!