Well here's a little update on my new smoker. To start out I originally ordered a sm045, then when I got it, it was damaged. To make a long story short, I didn't have to pay a 15% restock fee, or pay for return freight, or pay for the initial shipping even though it shipped for free. Well I had to get on them to get it. Anyway I went to another site and got a new Amerique. I felt like the shelves on the sm045 were too close together for large roasts(9 lbs).