I use a Brinkman Smoke King Deluxe verticle Smoker. I started out with a Brinkman Horizontal Smoker first. I seem to have better luck with the Horizontal smoker but I like the versatility I get with the Verticle one such as the hooks and multiple shelving slots which gives me a wider options when smoking more foods. One thing is weird for me is I have never gotten tips before as nobody near me smokes so this site is awsome. I learned all on my own so alot of the stuff Im reading is new and some is not but my Temp with the Verticle on a good day reads around 170-190 at most Ive never gotten it over 200 and Ive had good luck.. My Horizontal doesnt have a thermometer on it I wing it by the look and the feel of the meat. Any tips or Ideas would be appreciated like whats best for my climate and such.