After reading a few pages out of your book that were posted on Amazon, I feel as though you are a very trustworthy and reasonable source on the topic of barbeque. I am thinking of getting a smoker for my uncle for Christmas and I’m in the process of figuring out which one to get. I noticed that you recommend the Big Green Egg which looks awesome, but a little out of my price range. Might you have another favorite or recommendation under $300? Preferably, the smoker would be ideal for a beginning barbequer. Thanks so much!
Thanks for the nice words. In that price range there is one excellent choice. It’s a Weber Smokey Mountain, known on the net as a WSM. It’s a great choice for a beginner because there is pages and pages of info on the net but this cooker is also used by some of the best competition teams in the country. If you can’t buck up for a Big Green Egg the WSM is a great choice. Check out www.virtualweberbullet.com Be sure to get him a copy of my book too!