i am still very torn on what smoker to get but these have really caught my attention lately. i am not sure on what to get but i've been looking at so many options (stumps, superior, lang) and now meadow creek. although this is expensive it turns out to be similar in price because i can drive to pick this one up and not have to pay for shipping. i also like the option of pulling the top rack out and i can throw in a whole pig. i am just worried about temp fluctuations and fuel source. let me know what your experience is with the meadow creek. thanks all!