I might be totally off base, but is there a quality built wood smoker (horizontal, side fire box) for under $750 and if so, what would it be?
Right now I have the CG w/fire box and I have basically "outgrown" it. Don't smoke a ton of food at one time so the size is fine, but the thin steel, gaps, holes, lack of ability to control heat, etc. have reached the point of not being fun anymore, even with some mods.
I use a mixture of a little charcoal to start it up, and then oak, apple, hickory woods if that matters at all.
If there is nothing in that price range, are there plans available to build my own? I do have welders and plasma cutters, so that wouldn't be an issue.