Hey Everyone, Been grilling with gas and charcoal grills forever and I'm interested in getting into smoking...didn't realize how much there is to consider when picking out a smoker!!! Been hearing some negative things about the barrel type off-set smokers....been hearing that if you go that route you should purchase a high end one only because the budget models are very difficult to maintain a steady temp. They leak too much smoke, need constant monitoring etc....I almost bought the Brinkmann Smoke N Pit Off-Set smoker but now I'm hesitant..... More recently someone suggested the Smokey Mountain Cooker from Weber. I've been checking this one out and it seems to be getting great reviews.... I do like the idea of being able to use the off-set smokers for just regular charcoal grilling when not smoking...which the Smokey Mountain Cooker can't do... Would love to hear about what you guys think...thanks!