I picked up the PR 36 last spring and LOVE IT!!!! I have used it as a smoker, a direct grill (putting the charcoal in the water pan) and as a chicken pit (taking out othe water pan). I have the charcoal slideout and love the use of it. I have fit 50 pounds of boton butt on the grate this past summer and they all smoked wonderfully. This past weekend I did baby back ribs with the 2-2-1 method and they wer the best ever!!!!