There are quite a few options that you can go with for entry level and most of the people on this site will probably suggest the Webber Smokey Mountain you can get one for around $200 and it is a very good cooker.
I started on a weber grill and then moved my way up to a New Braunfels Bandera, and now I have a Backwoods smoker. I really like the design of the bandera and learned a lot about fire control I also found this site looking for info on the internet.
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