Hey all, long time gas griller here.. I always loved the taste of charcoal versus gas but was never that good on cooking coal, but in it's defense I never gave it much effort either. I was extremely close to buying a elec smoker, Smokin-it #1 to be exact, until I started looking at the WSM and the amazing product known as a Power Draft. How Have I never heard of these things before! Genius.. Of coarse the expense of a power draft + the cost of the smoker its self is to steep for me at this time but it's very comforting knowing they are out there for future purchase (maybe Christmas from the wife . Plus I want to get to know the smoker as stock before I start modding it. I actually already had one of the chimney starters and also bought some of those Weber starting things that look like marshmallows to sit under the chimney. I can't wait to do my first smoke and taste the coal and wood!