Hi Everyone, I just wanted to post a few pics and give my overall impression of the Peoria Custom Cooker (PCC) 24x48 backyard model. I have been in the market for a new offset for a while and have researched and looked at Lang, Klose, Meadow Creek, among several others. I ended up choosing the PCC model for several reasons. The main reason was the quality and attention to detail that PCC puts into their products. I won't go into detail about all the features on their cookers, but if you visit their site, you will see what I mean. I'm really glad I went with the insulated firebox. I am sure I will appreciate it even more in this unpredictable Illinois weather. Also, the people at PCC are some of the friendliest people to work with. They were prompt and thorough in answering in questions I had. With the cost of shipping of other models, PCC also made the most sense. Their factory is only about 15 miles from where I live. That being said, I did spend quite a bit of time researching other models because I did not want to sacrifice quality for sake of convenience. After seeing their work, I am confident to say that if PCC were located in Texas, I still would have selected this model and paid for shipping. It's that good. I won't go into any more detail. I'll let the pics and PCC's website speak for themselves. If anyone in central illinois is considering one of these units and would like to see one, contact me and I would be glad to show off my new toy Thanks for looking everyone and happy smoking!