I'm new to this site and came across it while reading a review on the smoker I just bought. I've been cooking/smoking on my Traeger for almost 10 years now but needed something a bit more vertical for my new attempts at smoking homemade sausage. I bought a Vermont Castings smoker from Craigslist because of the review I read on this site. It is in great shape and I paid probably a quarter of the cost when it was new. I added casters to the legs so it is easy to move. Have not tried it yet other than to profile the temperature. I am concerned about the flavor that cooking with propane may impart, so if anyone has a comment please fire away.
I live in Portland, Oregon currently and lived just outside of Dallas Texas for a few years where I picked up lots of tips on how to smoke food. At NASCAR races the Texans used to tell me my food was pretty good for a Yankee.
I look forward to the tips, new tools and recipes I will find on this site.