That is a loaded question. Everybody is going to have an opinion on every smoker. Those who bought Assassins will say they are the best, those who bought Stumps will say they are the best and so on and so on. You need to decide how much money you want to spend and how long you are willing to wait to get it. Ask the builders how thick of steel they are using inside and outside. Ask how thick is the steel used for the fire box and shoot. That is important because you don't want that to burn out. Good luck.