Since my last foray into smoker design, had been thinking about some alternatives, and have pretty much finished my design when I remembered that most of the smokers you buy in the US are actually made in China.. Have been doing the ring around 7 or 8 chinese manufacturers to get some pricing info.. I have found one offset smoker 30" smoke chamber, with offset firebox, and 1/8" thick plate around fire box and cooking chamber. They want about $250 for it which feels like a lot (I value like a local!!) but it got me thinking about the price vs value.. The cheap offsets in the US what kind of wall thickness do they use? What quality of material & finish? This sounds decent because it weighs 90kg (200 lbs) so should be cast iron.. I would appreciate the thoughts of the many experienced smokers on the forum!! Many thanks Herr Tulpe..