I just had a great smoked meal at a neighbors last night. This rekindled my interest in smoking meats. We have had a propane smoker for about 12 years.... and haven't used it in about 5 years. My wife can't stand the smoke. After last night when she had the meal and saw how much less smoke a Masterbuilt... ooops ... I mean a MES... ( I spent a long time trying to figure out all those acronyms.... I thought you folks were speaking in tongue... then I found the download page) So, for a while now I have been thinking a Bradley BTDS76P was the way to go after a recommendation from a friend. After reading here, it looks like an MES may be a bit more reliable way to go. So, Craigslist today for my propane smoker and then on to more research. Looks like this forum is a wealth of information. We live on the water in a Hansville, WA, which is rural and good salmon fishing right out front. Thanks for all the contributions that are available here.