Just wanted to say hello and ask a quick question. First, my name is Jim and I'm from Belleville, IL ( a suburb of St Louis, MO). I typically spend at least one weekend day out on the deck making some Bar-B-Q (not counting the winter months). My current grill is the Brinkmann Professional Dual Zone (some photos are posted here: http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/621188/ ). It has served me well the last few years and is the best grill I've ever owned. I've tried using it twice for smoking a brisket, and while I had good results (at least the meat was very tasty and everyone enjoyed it), it doesn't function well as a smoker. It is hard to control the temp and it isn't very efficient. Which brings me to my question. I plan on getting a smoker (hopefully within the next week) and I was just wanting to get a everyones opinions on my choices. I originally tried to get the Brinkmann Smoke 'N Pit from Wal-Mart, but they were out of stock. It had decent reviews and a few shortcummings that I was aware of, but for the price and because of the brand name, I was gonna give it a shot. I have since changed my mind, since it is out of stock locally, the shipping charge eliminates the bargain status. So my current choices are the Char-Griller Smokin Pro 830 ( http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90109+500439 ) or the Char-Broil Silver Smoker ( http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90109+500439 ). I'm leaning towards the Smokin Pro. What do you guys think?