Well here is my new toy I did a lot of research on a good starting smoker that wouldn't break the bank and still produce a quality smoked product. So I went with the Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5 inch it is small but dynamite comes in a small package. I am a young guy with a family of 4 and I have found a lot of smokers that were cheap but needed a lot of mods to preform better that's one reason I went with the wsm. Another reason is its easy to transport and doesn't use a lot of fuel which is great for my small family. When I first got it I got a fire started and burned it as hot as I could to burn off all that manufacture grease and gunk. My first smoke was yesterday it was a 3 pound pork loin for lunch I used a store bought applewood season, I smoked it at 225 for 1 1/2 hours . For the first smoke and me learning the new smoker it did amazing I got it dialed in the 225 and it would stay -5 to + 5 degrees. Now I sure once I have used it more I can get it a little more dialed in but for the first time I was very pleased. I am a novice at smoking I grew up smoking mostly brisket on my friends dad's smoker but nothing like the wsm. I can't wait to do some more smokes on it and I will post the results of those to try an spread the knowledge from some one that's just now starting to any other first timers.