I have used a Big Green Egg in the past and loved it. I am looking to add another smoker to my inventory and this time I want a charcoal/lump burner as I have two propane rigs now. I know you can't really compare a big green egg to a UDS because they are different if you take the whole range of things an Egg can do but I wanted to see if anyone out there has used a UDS and a big green egg and can tell me if they compare at all. I am not looking to cook at high temps which you can easily achieve on a big green egg I am just looking to cook at temps from 200-350 and maintain that heat and not have to constantly watch over it and add lump wood to the fire because it burns out. Just strictly going by lower temps and ease of maintaining the temp and fire would you think a UDS would compare to a big green egg? I figure I can building a nice UDS for around $150 and if I want to get into a large big green egg you are looking at around $800-$900 minim around here. I just want a smaller smoker that I can take with me to the lakes or to our family reunion and cook a decent yet small amount of meat. I have a huge smoker at home for doing big loads this will be a secondary smoker and I just can't see spending over $800 unless it is going to be WAY better. Like I said i have never cooked on a UDS so I don't know how they handle. I have cooked on a big green egg and they are nice for pretty much setting and forgetting them. Sorry this got kind of long any input would be much appreciated. A guy at work just built a UDS I think I might just have to head to his house when he is smoking and check out how easy it is to run.