Novice and wanting to learn the art. Ordered a 60" offset pipe smoker from Lone Star Grillz. Chris is located just north of Conroe, TX. Good unit I think. Quality is outstanding. Visited his shop and toured the facility. Almost bought a Old Country Brazos at Academy. Checked out other smokers and manufactures on the internet. Glad I looked around. Spending more but a cooker that I'll be happy with and not have to modify to use. Looking forward to input from you "Pros". Located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.