I bought a Masterbuilt 40" last week with digital controls. Thought it would make me a master smoker in a snap. Not a chnace. Just got done ruining my second batch of jerky in the past 24 hours although this one was better then the last. Still garbage though. It is really tricky to get the hang of this smoking stuff. I am going to keep at it however until I get it right. All I know is that you can spend whatever money you want and it wont make smoking a whole lot easier lol.