After three weeks of agonizing over price versus capacity, reading this forum for pros and cons, and carefully counting my pennies to make sure I could afford it, I finally put my order in for the SM045 today. I really think it is going to be more capacity than I'll need 95% of the time, but finally decided I would never regret having too much capacity.
One thing has been bothering me, though. As I have read through these forums, I've noticed a common theme: Cookshack's Smokette makes smoking *really* easy. I am pretty sure the only (or at least a primary reason) my wife keeps me around is because she can't BBQ, and if she finds out how easy the Smokette is to use, I might find myself being replaced by an insulated stainless steel box. I am hoping others here have faced similar concerns, so I would really appreciate it if you could share your experiences and hints on how to make it *appear* like you are doing some serious work with the Smokette..