I've been using my broken down former gas grill to smoke things for the past 4 years or so and it was less than sufficient. My daughter and son-in-law just got me a new Oklahoma Joe's Highland Offset Smoker for father's day and I was JACKED!. It's the type of rig I've always wanted. Not too big, but enough to do anything I want. I'm seaonsing at this very moment. I studied up pretty good last night on the subject and I hope I'm doing everything right. I rubbed it down with canola oil on the inside and I'm using a bunch of oak to fire it. Wish me luck and I would appreciate any tips.