Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been smoking meats for a few years(started with a Big Chief top load, and replaced it(after the neighbor kid found out that the lid makes a perfect shield when "sword fighting" with sticks) with a UDS last spring. While I love the UDS(best salmon and lake trout I've ever eaten) I'm now looking for something a but more weather insensitive(I live in MN, after all) and something that will bee a bit more hands off. The UDS does its job, but seems to take a bit of babysitting, as wind, ambient temp, etc. all make each smoke session a new experience. So I'm here researching propane and electric and trying to figure out what I want. Thanks to all for the sheer number of great posts I've already read!