I'm an amateur smoker looking at becoming a seasoned smoker here in Cedar Falls Iowa. I recently inherited a Brinkman bullet type smoker after my dad passed away. He had owned this smoker for over 25 years and had never used it and it was still in the box. On Memorial Day, I initiated it by smoking some pork loin and chicken legs. They turned out excellent! Looking at perfecting my skills of smoking and someday upgrading to a bigger smoker. My neighbor has a Klose smoker which is built like a tank. It's a nice smoker, but alittle pricey!