Pros: Is very fuel efficient and temperature stable
Cons: A little pricey but for me was well worth it.
Being insulated the outside dosen't very warm. At 225° you could leave your bare hand on it all day. At the higest I've had it, which is 700°, you can touch for a few seconds without burning yourself. The lid seal makes this a very tight unit making it easy to control the temp. The first thing everybody learns is to not walk away after light the coals. Once the Keg overshoots the intended temp it takes a long time to get it back down. I learned very fast where the draft and vent adjustments need to be for different temps. It's easy to clean the ashes out with the provided tool which also doubles for lifting the cast iron grate out. Fuel efficiency is out of this world, 4 lbs. at 250° will...(read more)