I'm not sure off set makes the food any different. I also got the itch last year and had someone build a smoker for me and a buddy. We figured we would do a few cooks here and there to recover the cost. To date we have not made a single penny to pay us back. But we have cooked some good stuff on it. I in the last picture I showed up to the firehouse for an event we were having and our friend who built it was "watching the meat cook".
@thegooddocta yes that is what it is, I just did not want the thread sunk. That is the grid that comes with it. I just flipped it over to raise it higher. It is not as stable like that but it gets high up.
@blasting I have only used it a few time but have had no issues with temp. I was worried when I did this cook that the sweet potatos would not be done in time. But they were over done in a little over 40 min. I figured I'd use all 15" of space.