I'm new to this forum and fairly new to smoking. I'm from Wichita Ks, and I own a Lil Tex Traeger. I'm not sure I would actually call it a smoker. I hope I can say that without offending but since I own one I think its fair. Its easy and convenient but I don't get the results I would like. The meat tastes great but there is no charred bark, no smoke ring and almost no smoke flavor. I have used it for butts, ribs, turkey steaks burgers and so on. Its like grilling to me only a lot slower. I'm looking for a traditional smoker with a fire box under, at the end or a reverse flow. Too many options out there and I cant make up my mind. I'm looking forward to every ones help and apologize ahead of time for asking questions that have been asked a hundred times. I will try and find them in past post's but that can be tough at times from other forums I have been a part of.