~~Ok--first post but a big one. Have worn out many of the fire on bottom water in the middle type smokers in years past. Have made the decision to get a side box smoker that I can also grill some types of meats on. Currently do quite a bit of indirect heat roasting on my grill along with direct grilling. Specifics about me to help those of you some formulate some advice: Love smoked anything period---field wild or otherwise, stream or ocean. Motto is on most things buy the best for my application and cry once lol. Have unlimited access to Mesquite, Oak and Pecan. Aesthetics will be important because it will be seen by the pool. Will use this smoker around once every 2 weeks on average. Heat up time, care and maintenance is not an issue The Yoder Loaded Unit seems to be calling me. Love what I have been reading here—pretty fair hand using the grill and want to buy a smoker for the next 20 years or so.