Originally Posted by shirknwrk
For versatility and ease of operation, you cannot beat a Kamado style cooker... Whether it is a Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe or an Acorn. There are big differences in quality and price but they work similarly.
You will get two other pieces of advice... "Build a UDS" and "Buy a WSM"...
Everything Shirknwrk listed would be a good option.
The pbc is a factory made uds that costs more but is much better to look at (it fits in a lot better in my neighborhood) and cooks up some good cue as well. You'll hear one or two people bash it though- it just very recnetly made it through its trial by fire on this forum.