I'm in need of a little help here please. I need to purchase a new smoker. I currently have a mes 30 that I've had for about 6 years and it's worked flawlessly for me, I couldn't be more pleased with it. I'm doing a wedding and a couple big parties this summer so it's time to step it up. I want decent capacity, around 1000 cu.in. I don't want to spend all day babysitting it. I considered a MES 40 but the reviews on the new ones scared me away, I think it's time to try an alternate fuel so I can be more portable. I live in Montana and smoke through the winter so insulated and/or thermostatically controlled is a plus. I'm liking the gravity fed idea like Stumps but the price is way above what I can afford. I don't have the time or facilities to build my own so that option is out. used is fine if it's the right one. the budget is under $1000.00 and the further under the better. I've read dozens of reviews and it can be overwhelming, there are pluses and minuses to each one. fire away, Please give me your recommendations based on experiences. Thanks.