Pros: Great Insulation, easy to light even when cold outside, can burn Pellets as well as Lump and Briquettes.
Cons: Large, Heavy, pricey.
I got this Smoker as a present from my wife. This unit certainly earned the XL brand as it is large and in charge. It has a large cooking capacity, easy to light and far easier to cook with. I own a offset and was used to "tending fire". Not necessary with the XL Baby. Once you have your dampers set top and bottom, it pretty much cooks without any intervention needed. The thermometer appears very accurate and is located midway towards the center of the box. I set mine up with the DigiQ QX2 temp control device. I don't think I've ever seen steadier temps on a smoker. It held 225F for over 12hrs on 7lbs. of lump. The ash tray on the side where the valve is is large enough for most...(read more)