Now for the results of my halibut. It did have some smoke flavor finally. I would have been really surprised if it didn't with all the smoke coming out. I can easily get my money back out of this if I wanted to try something different. I only have $738 into it including the cover, extended box and digital controller. I am going to have to keep playing with it through the summer to see how I can get consistent smoke flavor, best pellets to use / etc... Certainly is easy to use (with the new controller) if I can figure it out.
Heck I might pickup an old offset on craiglist or something to play with on those weekend days that I can hang out with it.