Wow I feel in the minority
Hope you're all doing fantastically well. I'm Martin from Bucks in the UK, 40ish miles north west of London to those who are interested. BBQing here in the UK is a slightly different beast which includes directly grilled undercooked chicken, burnt sausage and leather steaks. I'm not up for insulting produce any more!
Good smokers with a limited budget over here seem to be far and few between but thankfully we're lucky enough to have Costco membership which means I can get a Brinkmann Trailblazer at a reasonable price. I'm hoping to order tomorrow.
I'll be ordering some high temp silicon to help ensure the thing is smoke tight when it comes to building and I've seen a few other recommended mods on here that I think I'll have a bash at.
Other than that there's not a lot to say other than this place looks brilliantly informative! Looking forward to mooching around some more and learning lots!