Here is a funny story for all of you. Last week I was looking at buying a WSM and found one for a pretty good deal. It was on sale online and would ship to a store in my hometown that I happen to work at. The company I work for also sells through the business I bought the wsm through. So my work gave me a note today saying they were out of stock(going to back order) and would be able to ship the wsm on the 20th. I talked to one of our salesman who said it was weird because he got an email saying that it was shipped and then another email that he gave me saying it was back ordered. Here is the funny part. I received this email today when I got home. Hello, This is to notify you that your order number ••••••• for the black smoker, did not ship as ordered. Unfortunately, that item is banned in your state. I apologize for the inconvenience. I have refunded you in full for $•••.•• so you should see that on your next billing statement. Please let me know if you have any questions on this or need anything else. I never would of thought the wsm would be banned in my state. I live in Iowa. The price of the wsm on the site also went up about 70$ not including tax all of a sudden. I will keep everyone posted to see if this company will honor their price mess up. It should work out good for me because I live next to Wisconsin and Illinois so one of the states should allow wsms and my work sells this companies products. I don't want to get anyone in trouble but saying the wsm is banned in Iowa is outrageous. Hopefully someday I will be able to smoke some meat on this banned item. On a side note the part of my oven that gets hot broke yesterday. It looked like someone was welding when it broke. So tonight I forgot that it was broken and decided to make Creme Brulee. The creme brulee ended up going into my MES 30 @ 275. It looked like it will turn out pretty good. I have to let it rest and then put in the fridge to chill. It will be some good ole redneck french cuisine.