The first smoker i purchased was a brinkmann off set from home Depot it tan me $99 plus tax. This a smoker and a grill. Let me note now I've had some problems with this smoker. 1 i myself have had little knowledge about smokers at first. 2 i had to build it anyway 3 it only weighed about 20lbs. 4 holes gaps squeezes crannys that when i fired it up came out of all of them. Only choice i would have to heat it up was to get a raging fire in the firebox and pray no wind came. 100 degree dif from end to end For people with these problems i do have the solutions. i got more of the finished product tips and pics.