Pros: Cheap, Good Quality, Easy as far as charcoal burners go
Cons: Cooking space is just to small
I started out with the bullet type Brinkman often called the ECB and totally hated it. Found it very hard to smoke with. Very small. Just really nothing good about it IMHO. Then I bought this one. The difference between night and day!!! And all for only $15 more. I think it's a no brain'er!! I've smoked everything from cheap'o chicken to high dollar brisket with good results on all of it. I would highly recommend this smoker to any beginner or anyone wanting to get in to the smoking hobby but is doing so on a budget. It's a great way to get your feet wet for sure. It's just to small. There have been several times I wanted to smoke more than I could fit in there. Oh well, just have to smoke more often I guess??