I wasn't going to say anything but the excitement is killing me. I have dropping hints to my wife that I "need" a bigger smoker. The Lil' Texas Treager is just too small, I mentioned enough to finally get her to ask questions about what I might want to upgrade to. So after doing some research together, I kept coming back to Lang. I honestly didn't think she would be up to spending that kind of cash on this new addiction, but she didn't say no either. Well, the other day she came to me and said that she was talking to her mom about me wanting another smoker and mentioned to her the cost of the Lang. Her mom's answer was whatever it takes for me to continue to make the food she has be enjoying she was all for. (What a great mother-in-law) So now, with the mother-in-law on my side my wife said that this coming year we should go ahead and buy the Lang. I had already decided on the 48 Deluxe with the upgrade on the warming box. I have spoke to Ben Lang and will order sometime next year. I don't know when and probably should have waited until then to post this but forgive me I couldn't wait.