I'm looking at this style of smoke house for my house in the future. I believe in a wood burning vertical as I have basically done with the little Brinkmann I have, I don't like smoking with just charcoal. I believe in finding the right amount of wood to smoke with because the desire to smoke with just wood is where I have arrived. I couldn't afford a horizontal initially, and was going to build one, but finances haven't been favorable in that endeavor. The desire is still there, but I think I'm leaning towards what these guys are doing.