We cook with smoke. Low and Slow. 12-22 hours of love and patience.
Download the Bandera 101 and you will see where this whole thing started. If you can, build your own. You can buy a nice cheap one to learn. Thats is where lots of us started. Then it gets in your blood, and all hell breaks loose. Pretty soon you have a backyard full of cookers and a bunch of neighbors wanting scraps!
My opinion is go find a food grade drum and build a UDS.
Fantastic cooker. And under 50 if you get a free drum.
Large Big Green Egg
Weber Kettle Blue 22
Weber Smokey Joe
Weber Gold Genesis (Sadly, this did not come with a long keyboard solo)
1 ~ 3-year old Princess
1 ~ 1-year old Caveman