Thanks Phatch for starting this new group. Great idea.
I have an old New Braunfels Black Diamond offset smoker. The heavy gauge steel, not the new Char Broil remake. It's about 10 or 11 years old and has weathered everything Boston winters could throw at it without ever seeing the inside of a shed or garage. (I do keep a cover on it however).
It's a fantastic home smoker with a good size cooking surface (735 sq. in.) which translates to three full racks of spare ribs and two 4 lb (or one 8 lb) pork shoulder.
I'm looking for another one and don't want to have to go to Texas to get it. If there is anyone in the New England area who has one in good shape or knows of someone who does, please let me know. When Char Broil bought New Braunfels some years ago they started producing a unit that resembles the Black Diamond but is just a very poor excuse for a smoker, IMHO. I'm looking for a second one so I can use it for parts or for very large gatherings.
BTW, I've done a few modifications to it over the years. If anyone else has one of these and has tweaked it here and there, I'd love to discuss the mods.