I already had a charcoal chimney from Weber, however I was in an outlet store this weekend and came across one from STOK. It is basically the same thing except this one has a little electric fan that blows up from the bottom. Very nifty, had to have it. My brother just got himself a smoker after seeing what I am capable of producing on mine so he gladly inherited the Weber unit. I haven't gotten to use it yet but I'm sure it will do fine.