Santa brought me a new smoker. I finally got that large Dadant smoker that Michael Palmer and Kamon Reynolds talk so highly about. I must say it is a thing of beauty. Very well made and heavier than my flimsy Mann lake smoker. Night and day difference. Mine has the heat shield on it too. The lid fits nice and is not to tight which has always been a problem with my other smoker. Now if spring would just hurry up and get here.