Re:Weber Smoky Mountain Cooker
Absolutely one of the best smokers for the money. You can't go wrong buying one and even as a novice q'er you'll put yourself into a meat coma from the wonderful bbq you'll make.
I've had one since 2001 and just recently moved up to a Big Green Egg but I still use the WSM.
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