Well turns out the guy I spoke of is the new welding teacher in our county Trade School (I know they have a new name for them these day's but that's what it was when I was in high school). I drive a school bus and also drive the Trade School route twice a day. I had taken him my plans for a new smoker and realized it was the same guy.
After thinking about it I believe he is selling a half butt rather than a whole but. Not sure. It was on the small side though.
Cant get this thing to let me put more than one line here!