I am having trouble gauging what I should pay for this since they no longer seem to make them. It appears to be the nice thicker gauge steel. The guy is asking $225 OBO. I'm currently using a little $50 smoker from home depot and its a nightmare on longer smokes (over an hour). Is this a good smoker for the money? Thanks for the feedback guys! his is the ad that he posted "New Braunfels Black Diamond off set wood smoker and charcoal grill already assembled and seasoned. Those of you not serious about smoking will be going to Wal-Mart but if you are this is the one you want. New Braunfels smokers made in New Braunfels, Texas (when steel was actually steel) have been rated one of the best smokers ever built. The heavy gauge steel coupled with this offset design produces some of the best tasting BBQ you will ever taste. This sexy smoker weighs twice as much as its Charbroil imposter giving it the heat retention qualities needed to produce quality BBQ. Every day is a great day for smoking Brisket, Ribs, Pork Shoulder, Salmon, Turkey, or Chicken. I have 2 smokers and the wife wants one gone. For a piece of history (they don't make these anymore) and a world renowned BBQ"