About 3 years ago I picked up a used DH-65. I keep looking at my wood fired smoker in the corner and have never found a reason to use it after owning this unit.
I got a killer deal on Ebay...$1200 plus $300 freight. The ronco of electric smokers....Set it and forget it.
It uses a steam pan....Or not....I put a switch in to shut it off. When having a party and you want to have 25 half chickens in 2.75 hrs...250 degrees on the dot ..exactly what the instructions say.
Dont want steam...turn off the steam pan and follow southern prides sc-200 instructions.
Some say you cant make jerky in a dh-65....wrong...shut off the steam 12 hrs...go to bed.
The next mod is a shutoff switch the blanking beeper done alarm. It goes off at 2 am or when its done and beeps until you turn it off.
This unit holds +- 3 degrees for eternity.
Briscit in 13 hrs...no burnt edge waste. The cook time is always spot on.
Every time I question the cook time and dont program exactly like the book says...I estimated wrong. The book was right.
Is it he most authentic BBQ in the world? No ...do I care anymore...no. BBQ was a chore for me and too tedious... Not anymore...