I am new here but not to smoking. I built my own custom smoker a few years ago. I just got a Pitboss 1150 pro ps2. Wow, it is so easy to use!!! Wood is always so much work! This thing makes it so easy. The meat comes out moist. It does not have the same smoke taste but I may be able to make it better. Hope to be able to help some of the new guys.