I had one of is old "jacks old south pits". It was great. It was just too big for my needs. I only fired it up a few times a year. But it was well insulated and built like a tank. I would imagine his new ones are the same.
I'm pretty sure this thread is about his smokers....not how you feel about his personality.
If I had the money I'd buy one of is newer smokers.
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