Thanks for the encouragement and advice. Much appreciated! I did buy an SI #1 but so far have only done ribs (baby backs) and yesterday some Steelhead Trout. I overcooked the ribs, but the trout came out great, and the smoker was super easy to use. I do plan on using both cuz the egg is so versatile (grilling, smoking, baking) but I know I'll be using my SI #1 too. ( I'm on my way to the store for some eye of round steak to do some jerky right now.) Since I decided to get into this smoking thing in a big way I've spent some big bucks for all this equipment so the Auber is going to have to wait a bit. (Christmas list :-) ) Thanks for the tip though, and ...