Quote Originally Posted by hurtinhvac View Post
I was recently made a believer in charcoal and wood chips after years of gas only. Really doesn't take that long at all for only two people.

I am actually going to toss my gas grill to make room for a smoker.

ACFIXR - what's a good smoker site to do some research?
I used google to see what methods the pros used. It boiled down to 2 principles= Reverse circulation and heat retention. A lot of people will tell you about controlling the air with inlet and outlet dampers and using gas to supplement the coals.But it is all a workaround for a piss poor design.

Use the reverse circulation design with thick metal and you will have a super smoker.

Google "reverse flow smoker", and remember the thicker the metal the more heat it will retain. Stay away from 50 gallon barrel type designs.