Well I took a few folks advice and broke down and bought this red torpedo. LOL I made some modifications to it by adding a King Kooker Deep fry thermometer to the top side of the cover. I drilled a hole just barely big enough to slide the thermo through and still not loose heat. Works GREAT! I also bought another rack to put in the bottom to place my water pan full of sand on with foil cover. I have smoked with the sand and without: The results with the sand were about 20 degrees hotter. You still need to put a water pan on the next rack up. I use one of my grannies old stainless pots and add 25% apple juice and 50% water and wow that apple juice gave it a great flavor. I use a mix of hickory and mesquite and with the apple juice the final product was good enough to make your tongue lap your eyebrows. Another piece of advice; You need to make sure you clean your unit after each use. Meaning the racks, cover, and keep the ash pan clean. I didn't do it after two uses and I didn't achieve the same heat level. Not sure what difference that makes, but after cleaning it, I got it back up to the proper temp which was a consistant 225-250 degrees.