Hey the names Chris. I live in the DC metro area. My wife got me my first smoker for my birthday over the weekend. It's an electric Charbroil 2 in 1 smoker roaster. Gonna use it tonight and see how some pork loins turn out. i was planning on getting a masterbuilt smoker but started seeing reviews on sites that said the element would short out or other issues. My brother in law works at lowes and said that he heard good things about the charbroil. My biggest reason for going with an electric is because I don't have to worry about keeping the temperature up or coals. Hopefully I made the right choice by getting this one. My only issue is that it's a round cylinder instead of being more like a box with racks. I guess I find out how good it works with ribs. I would of loved a box style with racks but couldn't find any that had good reviews.