Share your experiences or thoughts on this subject. For me, 3 different thoughts come to mind. The first just happened to me last evening. For quite a few months my wife has been bugging me for us to go out to a new steak house in town that we have been hearing nothing but good about. Finally last night I agreed. When I start looking at the menu I do not want to order the ribs because I feel I can just make my own and then when I look at the prices on the menu and when we get our bill I can not help but thinking about the butts, ribs and briskets we could have purchased with that money !!! My second issue is I can not drive by a salvage yard without looking in and seeing if their may be something I can make a unique smoker out of. In fact when I go to Subway I am always eyeballing their bread ovens and wondering when it just might break down and need replacing !!! My third is no matter what home improvement center I go to I have to go look at the smokers and wood chips. Now when entering a Super Walmart,â€¦.. look out. They have smokers, woodchips and a meat department, it is like a wish list heaven !!!