I'v been smoking on a Traeger and Green Egg for the past 12 years. Competed in a few competitions, sanctioned and peoples choice. Doing this for the fun, I've been fortunate or lucky to have finished well. I am in the process of building a reverse flow smoker. Our company does boiler work so I am building the smoker out of an old boiler. Best part is, I have the use of a fab shop and skilled welders to get this built.