Originally Posted by markrvp
I have looked at that smoker and I think the Old Country Wrangler at Academy is a better pit for the same money. The firebox is welded on, not bolted, and there is a deflector over the firebox opening into the cook chamber... plus the smoke stack opening is at grate level and is a larger diameter. If you want to see one in action, check out the "Cooking with Franklin" videos by Aaron Franklin on Youtube.
I would have bought one already, but I've convinced myself I need to save up and get a larger offset
Not that it is a huge deal, but the smoker used in the Aaron Franklin videos is the Old Country Ranch Hand from Academy. It's quite a bit smaller than the Wrangler.