So I just picked up this smoker from craigslist. This thing is HEAVY DUTY. The cook chamber is 1/4" and the firebox is 1/2" steel. I can't wait to fire this thing up. I've been using an MES 40 and I'm ready to start working with a stick burner. Firebox is on the back and centered with a sweet baffle in the cook chamber. It's previous owner used it for competitions all last year so it's seasoned quite nicely. I'll post some pics of my first burn and the first time I cook with it. CAN'T WAIT!!!