I recently bought one of these as my first smoker, and was wondering if anyone else has one and what tips they have. The main concern I have is that, when assembled per the instructions, the charcoal pan has like no clearance betweeen it and the water pan. You can see that can be irritating for having to remove all the sections to add wood or coals, and not to mention smothering the coals. So far, my work around involves settng the water pan on the lower grate thus providing a more reasonable amount of access for recharging the coals. The unit itself, seems to otherwise get up to temp ok and seems to be constructed well. The only quality issue I have with it, is that I happened to buy one that the burner mount did not get 2 holes tapped on one side of the bracket. Fortunately this is a non issue since I'm just smoking with charcoal for now.