Originally Posted by cmohr74
Unfortunately I can't speak for a Pitmaker. When I was researching smokers, I looked heavily into them and read some conflicting reviews that scared me off. Are they the most bad-a** looking verticle cooker? Yes. But I personally felt the Backwoods had more of a reputation that I was looking for. 2K was not something I wanted to gamble with in that I might like it.
Yep, I ran across some some similar threads after my last post, got the impression you have to go through a pagan fire ritual to get up to temp without over shooting. I'll also check out Backwoods and Spicewine.