Originally Posted by nmayeux
Someone mentioned that every episode of BBQ Pitmasters has been won by a stick burner this year... Don't know if it's true, but another iron for this fire!
Not true. Rub from Swamp Boys cooked on his Yoder Smokers Kingman Comp Cart and his Yoder Smokers YS1320 pellet. The YS1320 has the bright green cart, but wasn't shown all that much during the episode.
As to what smoker to get? The Yoder Santa Fe is just above your price range ($3,395), and it could easily cook for smaller catering gigs. There are a ton of good smokers out there though, and I'm sure you'll find something you love that fits your needs!