There is something about gathering around food that is cooking, especially food that cooks slowly. It gives you time to converse, to relax, to appreciate each other as you wait for the mouth-watering goodness that is about to happen.
I truly appreciate all those who made this possible - Tim with his welding and sandblasting expertise and friendship. Steve and Steve, with their mechanical know-how and willingness to put up with me making it up as we went along. Rachael, for having the idea of getting, no, building a smoker. Deb, for putting up with the goofiness and the seemingly endless amount of wood that keeps showing up.
Below are some pictures of Steve and Steve with our progress and the finished project.
Finally getting close