Howdy, I'm Bob and I'm from around the Seattle area. I have been smoking salmon for a few years now in my Big Chief but a couple of weeks ago got the wild hair to try and smoke a pork butt in it....... nope, didn't happen. The Big Chief does really well with Salmon but doesn't get hot enough for anything else. Sooooo....... went out and bought a Masterbuilt Pro propane smoker and am gonna try it again soon! I am going to hang on to the Big Chief for salmon though 'cause I think the new smoker will get too warm.... What do ya'all think?