Figured I would update this thread. We have cooked on this machine about fifty times now, and this smoker has been a real runner. Stable, and really clean running! In the last couple months we have been in 4 competitions, and it continually impresses me with how well it works. Efficiency has been incredible. It takes about 20 to 23 splits for an entire competition smoke running about 14 hours.
Here is a pic of our crew from our last comp. Great smoker, and our fantastic rub equals checks! Not bad for a rookie team