Sound enough like a personal add? My name is Jeff and i am coming to you live from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. My previous experience with smoked meat is eating a lot of it....and then thinking how nice it would be to make my own...I currently do not have a smoker as i am torn between 2 units (Smokey Hollow 38 or Smoke Vault). I have a Weber kettle and have had some success using that but i am ready for a dedicated smoker with room to make a good amount of food for my family and parties. I appreciate any advice folks can give as i walk through purchasing my first set-up. I have used a lot of the comments i read in this forum to identify the type of smoker i want as well as thermometers and parts to mod /fix (nomex and sealer). I look forward to getting this going!