Started out just looking for a combo propane/charcoal grill and bought a chargriller with the side box accessories. Ive been busy practicing every weekend with as much information as I can glean from the web. Learned a lot about this particular style smoking beef, pork and chicken. The wife is enjoying the fruits of my labor but I'm always still looking to try more. It took a few smokes but I finally feel confident about maintaining a consistent temp and smoke. I realize I didn't get the most efficient smoker but it does the trick for up to a 12 hr smoke.