Well for teh last two smoke it has been beef, s this weekend I am out to smoke a pork butt and pork ribs. I do not smoke a lot of meat one time as it is only myself enjoying it. The wife enjoys a little of it but preferes her own cooking mainly veggies. So to start off I am back using my trusty MasterBuilt electric smoker. The Browning egg is good but I hate to always remove the meat and lava rock to re-stock the fire after 4 hours. I thought about the fan investment, and I will spend the the $300 from that and invest into an offset smoker once we reach our next home or retire into a pernament one soon enough. Until then i have the both to use and learn.