HI, I used to do a lot of smoking years ago with a Mr. Meat Smoker but it has been probably 25 years or so since I have done this. It was a pain in the butt about keeping charcoal hot enough and it had to be taken apart at least once to redo the Charcoal. So I quit. Getting ready to buy a new one. Have been looking at the Electric Digital Master Built Smokers at Bass Pro. Think this is what I am going to buy as I can control the temperature the best with it. One question I have, can it be left outside smoking during a rain or should I buy a propane one? I do not have any rain protection area to use it in. Would appreciate any input.