I'm getting the large Big Green Egg when I am permanently in Arizona - don't want to move it from South Dakota. For now, can anyone recommend a lower cost propane smoker? I am interested in smoking nuts, cheeses, fowl and probably making beef jerky. I know the lower end smokers (under $400) are thin and most likely poorly built but once I get my BGE I'll most likely not use it too much. I know about needing to easily access the pan to add more water and wood chips so 2 door is probably preferred so I don't lose too much heat and smoke. Any suggestions will be considered and read - also would like to know which propane smoker NOT to purchase! Another question is ... can any of these smokers produce if outside in a South Dakota winter? Not moving until next summer! The answer is probasbly "NO" but thought I'd ask.
Thanks to anyone that has an opinion!