I've wanted a Big Green Egg for quite a while but have never been able to get approval from the boss for the purchase. A generous friend learned that this Kamado was not going to move with its owner out of state and bought it for me as a gift! Some gift and some friend. At least I'll be smoking on the patio here in Georgia since I could not make it to the Big Apple BBQ in New York this weekend! Looks like my Weber Kettle might get lonely for a while!