I guess I should pull the plug - but just can't decide whether to ..
1. try and use my existing 4-burner grill and either add the AMNS or wedge (http://www.thesmokinwedgie.com/)
2. get the model mentioned above and save some serious $$
3. bite a little bit more and get the Daniel Boone model with WiFi from GMG
I'll think about it more and try to make a decision.
Probably the most that I've learned from this site, and others in relation to 'smoking' is maintaining the temp at the correct 'temp' for the duration it takes (correct meat temp) for what your cooking. Whatever best product you can afford or make, that does this - is the perfect unit for you. You'll always have to 'mod' something as time goes by - so don't stress about that .. just start the journey and enjoy the ride.
thanks again to all ..
so many opinions...boggles the mind. However, don't assume that one smoker u get is going to be 'it'......it never is. Many of us here own different units at the same time. I have a electric Smokin' It #3 and really like that for long smokes. I got a hill billy bubba keg I use a rotisserie on, a regular old charcoal grill for burgers & steaks and the new addition of Char Griller pellet smoker for $450 from Lowes which I am quite fond of now. Different tools for different cooks. Be careful of the GMG's with wifi...I've heard of issues with the controller. The more techie you get the more apt for things to go belly up IMO. Around here they are about 900?....ouch......Willie