Name's Kai from Minneapolis, MN. I've always used woodchips for my weber charcoal grill but I finally decided to invest in a smoker. So I stuck with the weber name and bought a 18.5 smokey mountain. I love the thing and it seems pretty fool proof. Tried my hand at brisket several times. First time didn't turn out to well because I used a rub that was a salt base and put too much on the night before so basically it was a slab of tender beef jerky. I think I got it down now though. I look at meat completely different now when I walk into the meat department. I think I've found my calling.