I've been lurking for a few weeks and joined about a week ago. I built a terra cota flower pot smoker ala Alton Brown several years ago when his BBQ episode aired. That thing actually worked and I smoked some excellent Boston Butts the last few years. It broke over the winter and I needed to replace it for this weekend. I actually purchased two smokers last week: 1. MES Analog smoker 2. ProQ charcoal smoker (similar to WSM) I used the MES and reviewed it today. I am looking forward to lots more overnight and/or all day smoking events.