I have been smoking Briskets, Turkeys, and Jerky for years on my 2 cheapo Brinkmann electric smokers. They work great, but I have never cooked in a smoke ring, and I am ready to get in tune with the Piromaniac inside of me.
So I have been lurking here for a while and I have a few questions.
My 1st question is does every smoker need to be modified out of the box?
Does the U in UDS reallys stand for Ugly?
Should I look at Banderas, Offsets, or just default to a WSM?
Is there a difference between a Bandera and a SKD?
Should I buy new, or try to get a deal on a higher end used one?
PS, my budget is $300.
Are there ever any deals on smokers in KC?
I am sure these questions have been answered before, but I figure this is why the forum is here to help out newbies like me.