ive been smoking pork, beef, salmon, you name it for years. I’ve been using electric smokers until recently when I ordered a rec tec based on reviews. Wow am I disappointed. This grill shipped out with a damaged lid and incorrect hardware. The lid was wavy, dented and had all these bumps that were painted over. Very poor finish. Called customer support and the crap customer service started. CS told me to rig up the legs and use bolts that were too short and that lock washers the instructions said to use were not necessary. They did offer to ship me a new lid to replace the defective one however they charged me shipping! I saw stamped on the box “made in China”. It looks like this company is trying to cut corners to maximize profits, however they are shipping out junk now. I couldn’t even assemble the grill. The bolts were too short. The owner called me personally and said elbow grease was necessary to assemble the grill with the bad hardware they knowingly shipped out. He also said he has no control of what ships with the product defective or not, I guess because it all comes from China. They just ship out bad products and hope people want to rig up their $1k grills. I returned this cheap crap for a full refund. Don’t let the good reviews fool you. The new product they are shipping is cheap defective Chinese crap. Buyer beware! Anyone have a suggestion for a quality pellet grill? I’m looking for hassle free and good quality. American made preferred!