Originally Posted by Texas Turtle
I've had mine for almost two years and it's a good solid unit. Holds 250 - 275 like a champ with even heat disribution but you have to keep feeding it splits roughly every hour. It's a chore to move (weighs 600 pounds and only has two wheels). I don't regret spending $999 on the thing but if I could find a good used Klose for the same price I'd go that way. I've cooked brisket, butts, chicken and ribs on mine and they come out great as long as you make the time.
That's the difference when running a stick burner, you have to tend the fire. Even on my horizon, I'll get a good 2 - 2.5 hours off my initial load running solid at about 250F average. After that I'll need to add a log about every 1 - 1.5 hrs depending on what temp I'm wanting to cook at. I've used set it and forget it vertical type smokers and wouldn't change fire tending for anything. Love it.