Hello My name is Bill and I just stumbled upon this site while trying to find out which smoker to buy on a budget. I looked at many...Some so cheap they looked like they were made of thick foil...Some so spend and complicated my BMW mechanic would have trouble using it. After reading the opinions here of the Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn....I settled on its little brother...The "Highland" model. It seems well built, and after opening 3 boxes at the local Wall Mart, I found the demo unit was the best unit. I brought it home...seasoned it up for 9 hours yesterday and plan on having a Father's Day feast a day early due to work constraints! I am the neigh or hood expert on grilling burgers and steaks....but low and slow is all new to me. My family wants some good barbeque, so I am heading off to get some dead critters in a few minutes. I look forward to getting advice from the experts and contributing where I can!