I stumbled upon this forum a year after researching every smoker design under the sun. Everyone has different needs and I am happy with my Cookshack investment. Alas, 6 months later I find myself pursuing the art of bacon. Summertime heat, perfectly insulated Cookshack, and not being able to cold smoke in a Cookshack (no matter how much ice I use), I've searched again the equipment for cold smoking. I love to cook for friends and it is easy to just keep making food, so they are my test kitchen. I also own a restaurant and what I test here, we end up doing at the restaurant. Test on friends and family first! haha. Anyways, I've read many threads here, learned alot already, and happy to share my experiences.