Nevrsummr, I started building this because I got into making pepperoni snack sticks,summer sausage,and smoked sausage links and the bradly is way to small for the batches I make and I would spend a week smoking. I also want to start cold smoking bacon and didn't like the options for the bradly. I'll keep it for the small stuff like jerky and loins and what not. You can never have to many smokers. I'm hoping to build a small walk in cooler for deer and elk.