Does it connect to the air pump on the ground? Does the top unscrew and you can add wood dust? Is there a heating element on or in the cylinder? I would guess from the pic that you add wood dust, the pump blows it into the fire to create smoke, but that is 100% guess.
okie Joe off set is a horizontal off set smoker (fire box hangs of the side of the smoker) made by Oklahoma Joe smokers
MES is a type of electric smoker
80 gallon RF off set is the size of a Reverse Flow offset smoker Reverse flow is a type of smoker where the smoke travels from the firebox down the length of the smoker under a steel plate beneath the meat. The smoke then passes over the meat and out of the smoke stack. You can tell a RF smoker because the smoke stack is on the same side of the firebox.
ECB El Cheapo Brinkman one of the starter smokers consisting of a verticle tank with the fire pan on the bottom, a water pan and generally two smoking racks. Very common among smokers.
After taking a closer look, I see that the part I was having a hard time understanding was not part of the answer; this must be his equipment. How does one go about adding this to his messages? Thanks again, I appreciate the help.