I am a totally no body, but I bit the bullet and bought an Akorn Kamado style cooker by CharGriller and I am blown away by it's performance and it's miserly way with lump charcoal. I highly recommend this piece of equipment. I bought mine at Lowe's for $299.00 and I believe it is worth every penny. Temp control is another great feature. Just my opinion with a thought toward helping some here smoke some good eats!