I've been smoking in or on everything from old brinkmans, little chiefs, to old refrigerators. I make sausage, jerky, smoke fish, salami, chipolties, turkeys, ect. I pretty much build everything my self and make everything myself. I like wild game, fish, and home brew. I am from NW Wisconsin and I have been dreaming of a pellet grill since I saw the first one. Unfortunately it was a Memphis and never could afford one. I didn't know of many other brands for a long time. I saw some cheap ones recently, Lil tex at Costco and the pit boss at menards. I liked the pit boss and found this forum while looking for reviews on it. The only info I found wasn't good. That's when I learned about the REC TEC and ordered one today! Can't wait to get it!