I was in your position around a year ago and came to this forum looking for answers. I decided after reading the threads here that my decision was to purchase a 1400 pro. I can tell you that it has been nothing but good eating. I have smoked over 250 lbs of ribs, 20 pork butts, 2 turkeys, 10 briskets, tons of chickens and chicken parts. I try to find reasons to have party's just to get the smoker Smokin. I highly recommend buying the cart if you decide to purchase and an internal temperature probe. Good luck in whatever you decide.
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