My Master Forge 30" is currently out of order. Leaves caught fire beneath it burnt hole in the propane line and has given me the excuse to look at something bigger. Probably will revive the Master Forge when the Artic Blast thaws but the new addition will be put to use for Thanksgiving. Leaning towards the SH 44 right now since it has two doors but the access and mods that can be done on MB 40 keeps me from making my decision. Using a skillet and replacing the water pan in the MB 40 seems rather easy but then the thought of opening the door to add wood is the big drawback for me. SH 44 drawback to me are the smoke dishes. Most have had success using tubes but I intend on using chunks. Read that some have used coffee cans but I'm wondering if some other type of pan (bread pan?) can be used for chunks. Probably will buy one or two racks and use one of the mesh racks on the lowest possible settings to place an aluminum pan (sand filled?) for heat sink and drip catching. Throw it away and start fresh instead of wrapping the included pan in foil. This is just an idea taken from other users, feedback or different mod would be appreciated. I'm ready to use a bit more propane but not sure if one of the two is a known propane hog but I would guess that between the two there wouldn't be much of a difference. Quantities of both a very low in my area stores so availability might be the determining factor but hopefully the knowledge shared with me here will be that factor.