Well I just wanted to say thank you for all the great info here. I read all the way to page 15 before deciding that it was something for me. To be honest, I didn't read everything yet, but it is pretty much easy to build if one keeps it simple.
Although it isn't finished yet, the first cook went suprisingly well for my first time smoking anything.
The only problem though was that everytime I opened the lit to glaze, it puffed out the bad white smoke for a few minutes before it cleared back to the sweet blue... I tried closing all the inputs 2 minutes before opening, but it didn't help. I have a total of 3 3/4" inputs with one closed off and the valve at 1/2 to 2/3 open. Either I need to take the grate out or just leave it closed untill kt is finished...