Hello this Forum is awesome the people are so nice and helpful. My name is Keith , this is my third season smoking I am still a newbie but it sure is fun to smoke. live in Wisconsin and have a small hobby farm. with apple and pear trees on the property its fun to smoke with fruit wood and try new recipes. I have a POS upright home depot cheep o smoker that I started making mods on after my third smoke. Funny how many of you talk about making mods to your smokers almost immediately after purchase. My next smoker I am thinking will be an offset type or home built model not sure yet. I enjoy reading your reviews and pros and cons.