Pros: Easy to use, constant temp in nice weather
Cons: Door leaks too much heat, heat is not constant with a little wind
I got this as a present and so far it has helped make some great smoked meat. Using quality wood chunks I can get about an hour to two hours of smoke before having to add more wood. It has lots of room for tons of meat but it should be noted that it's not wide enough for a full rack of pork ribs, you will need to cut them in half to fit. There are two cons I have with this smoker. First, the propane control is really sensitive. This isn't too bad but means you need a soft touch to obtain a desired temp. Second, the door leaks way too much smoke and heat, with the latter being an issue if you smoke in non-perfect weather. I had a problem with this over thanksgiving when it was cooler and a little windy. My smoker temp kept going down with each wind gust and as the temp outside dropped I began having a hard time maintaining the higher 325 degF temp I use for smoking turkey. Hopefully this problem is now fixed as I made a seal out of high temp wood stove RTV. Hopefully I will never have that happen again. Overall it's a great smoker for the money and I love using propane over coal.