It does take a lot of tending to the fire.....but I love that aspect of smoking! I have a 48 and truly enjoy every minute I spend with it. It turns out a great hunk of meat . I'm sure there are other smokers out there that do their job well, I just know I'm very happy with my Lang 48.
Lang 48 Patio Smoker 22.5" Weber Kettle One Touch Platinum,