Originally Posted by ---k---
Sounds like you like your Safe. I have a buddy looking at one, but it seems like I see more threads about them being difficult to control than positive threads.
Easiest smoker to control I've ever used - much easier than my ceramic and I love my Joe. User error is the reason you see posts about them being hard to control - they aren't. They run hotter without water but you can run them REALLY low with water. Everything I've cooked on my Safe has turned out very good to excellent. The consistency and predictability is unmatched by any cooker I've used.
They are also winning a bunch of championships on the circuit. Pitmaker Safes and Vaults (along with Jambo) are probably the hottest smokers on the competition circuit right now. There's a reason for that.
As far as build quality, they are without peer.