I always ask for budget first and how often they think every once in a while is. And then if they want to do charcoal or propane.
Most of the time I direct them to a weber kettle, if they plan to smoke something a couple times a month I direct them to a wsm. If they dont want to spend $100 i direct them on how to make a mini wsm out of a smokey joe.
If they want something super fancy, I direct them to this website so they can ask the more experienced people
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