Good, not Great for the cost
I purchased a few months ago for a deck addition and have now used the smoker 3 times. Reading other reviews, I did put fire brick in the boxes to help stabilize the heat, but has been ineffective. Temp differences between horizontal land vertical chambers can vary as much as 100 degrees. The smoker is not as " tight " as I would expect, with smoke leakage around the vertical chamber door, between the two chambers where they join, and around fire box door, indicating a loss of heat as well. The
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shelves in the vertical chambers will not fit all of the rack welds, so they are not height adaptable.
The quality I expected for the price is not what I expected, and with more use maybe I will change my mind, but if you want to take a chance that you would receive a unit of better quality, I could recommend it.
The most important thing, the result of smoking meats in the smoker has been very good, just a lo of fight, hassle with temperature variations, and above all charcoal and wood consumption. This smoker can run through bags of charcoal if you are cooking for several hours, because if you " tamp down " the boxes they will not hold the temperatures in either box. I may be able to give it a higher rating after more use.
I also contacted the Manufacturer and asked some questions and made comments about the quality mentioned above, but got no responses or offers to correct any of the items I pointed out that were deficient. I am in the middle on this smoker, but will reluctantly give it a yes recommendation opposed to a complete NO