Hello, I was over at the PelletHeads forums but it's like crickets over there. Bit of background... almost 40 years old and have lived in SoCal, TX, and now CT and have cooked on almost every type of grill including burying whole hog in Southern CA. More recently I had a MES smoker that I gave to a buddy and moved to the pellet which I always believed was blasphemy. That couldn't be further from the truth, real wood fired flavor, ease of use, and great smoke production throughout the cook. Picked up the grill late last year from Lowes for $1200. Put it together and cooked all sorts of goodies including bacon and eggs.