Well I went and did it. I bought the Royal Oak heavy duty smoker from Lowes last weekend. After putting it together and seasoning it last week. Today I'm doing a rather ambitious first smoke. 1. a beer can chicken 2. a pastrami 3. short ribs 4. spare ribs 5. Burnt ends. So far so good. This thing holds it's temp well I just think I need to add a baffle by the opening to the fire box.