Hi all. So glad I found you and would value your opinion. I have never smoked but always wanted too. I have the opportunity to select the below smoker (for free!!!) as a work gift for hitting a years of service milestone. I wanted opinions since I am entering a brave new world. I am interested in wood smoking. Not sure if I can use propane with wood or charcoal with wood but whatever the case I was just curious about any feedback on this model as a starter. Obviously the price is right but I certainly would not mind selecting another gift and purchasing a smoker if this one is a definite "stay away". The price in this link is high because I think this is an older model but it looks like it retails for around $225 or so. Decent unit? Worth a shot for a noob? Any feedback is appreciated. THANKS SO MUCH!