Originally Posted by IamMadMan
The backwoods is a very good line, and the "Party" is a great smoker like "Bludawg" recommended.....
I recently bought a similar smoker made by Humphrey's. I am very happy and the unit is well made. It is sort of a "Backwoods Clone" with a cheaper price and cheaper shipping costs.
Humphrey Smoking Pits
Be forewarned that cooking on a new pit is like learning to smoke all over again. It can be fun, or if you try to rush the learning curve of the new smoker it can be crushing. Take a deep breath and enjoy the journey...
none of those are in the $400-$500 range.
I would suggest a WSM, or if you are the do it yourselfer type a UDS.
Ok Joe Offset, New Braunfels El Dorado, Weber OTS 22.5 & 18.5, (2) Master Forge Charcoal, Auber ATC, charcoal retort Weber drum rotisserie