I thought about getting the Smoky Mountain Smoker by Weber, but changed my mind. I feel I made the right choice. I have yet to pull somthing out of this thimg that wasn't great. I like the fact that I can regulate the Temp. and just feed it the wood chips, and not have to guess with charole and wounder if the fire is going to go out. I just did our Thanksgiving turky on it and it was a hit. Took 10 hours but well worth the wait. Looked at several smokers also, and this one was the most sturdy built. Have had it 4 months. Easy to clean. This will last me a long time.