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Sorry I can't help on this one. I have not heard of this smoker. I would suggest that you think about what kind of smoker you like. Electric, charcoal, wood burner ect. First use what you are comfortable with, then branch out to something that you want to try. Please feel free to ask questions about smokers that you are interested in. (which I guess you are doing!) Hope you make a great choice!
I saw the 270's at grillbillies in Raleigh this weekend. It looks like a great smoker. Reverse flow in a vertical is definitely interesting. How is it working for you now. Can you keep it at 225 or does it try to get to 270 no matter what. I was going to get a lang stick burner but with a new baby, I realized that I don't have that kind of time to dedicate to the grill. I'm going to call tomorrow to see if they can give me a test cook this weekend. The cook every weekend anyway.
You can keep the temp pretty much wherever you want it. They do seem to like the 270 degree range, but honestly, I've found that 250-270 works pretty good for me. I cured two bear hams last winter and had no trouble keeping them between 190 and 210 for 8 hours. You will need to use a water pan. A full size steam table pan fits perfectly in the bottom of my standard size 270. I have not regretted buying it for a second.