There are many entry level smokers that can turn out great Q. As mentioned the Bandera, BSKD, WSM or UDS are all great units. With a few mods the CharGriller with a side fire box is also a great unit.I have had much sucess with mine. I also love my UDS. They are both feeling very neglected right now as I can't quit using my new BGE.
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