In all honesty, why would a sane person wake up at 4 in the morning to start cooking his lunch outside in 40 degree weather with a 15 mph wind? Especially in this age of technology, why am I burning wood to cook instead of using a thermostatically controlled oven? Makes no sense until you take a bite of that delicious slice of brisket. No offense to the electric or propane or wood pellet guys and girls, but I don't think you can enjoy good barbecue the same way that someone does who cooks using wood. The amount of care it takes creates this relationship with the smoker that can make your wife jealous.