I've been looking at smokers for quite a while and finally order a Brinkmann Vertical Trailmaster Smoker from HD.
Hopefully, I will receive it by the 10 days indicated. It was helpful to read the reviews and understand the good and bad of this smoker before purchasing. It referred to this website as being helpful so that's how I found this forum.
My brother has one of the Char-Broil Smoker Off-Set Charcoal Grill but it seemed difficult to control the temp. I could never pull the trigger on buying it because of that. I also looked at the Traeger's line but hard for me to justify putting down $800+ on a smoker.
The few questions in my mind are:
Is there a method to which meats you put at the different levels or does it even mater?
If your smoking sausage, like a Johnsonville Brat is there a way to hang it or is it fine on the top grill?