Hello, I would like to thank you for a great site. I have been lurking for a couple nights and have already picked up a lot useful information. I found this site by searching for ideas on a home built smoker, but after seeing the entry level electrics i may start there. My thinking is that ill struggle less and it will be easier to get help or advice with a common entry level model. I was surprised on the selection of products for 300.00 or less. Also I think ill figure out what I want in my home built if I have actually done it a little. I will take the e class before any purchase. I plan to make deer jerky and fish, but am sure other foods will grab my attention. thanks for your help and time, and for any future advice!!