Got a masterchef smoker for my birthday, it's probably the least expensive smoker out there from looking around (almost the same as the one from masterforge). Haven't had much time to use it but I'm getting better at it, this site showed me the "minion method" when I was looking up info on how to use it better (brinkman has a similar grill and I understand it's almost the same as the ECB). So far we've made a couple roasts, some ribs and today we're doing chicken breasts. The first time we used it it was a little frustrating but we've since bought a proper thermometer (the lid one is useless, put in an oven thermometer hanging from the grill), and plan to get one of those maverick wireless thermometers too. Not sure how much I'll use this thing in the winter but it seems to be working well right now. Maybe I'll get my neighbour to help build a large smoker from a drum.