My name is Jeff, I live in Northern NJ, and I am new to BBQ/using a smoker (I do not have a smoker at the moment, the old one was left behind when we moved). I am trying to gather information on a high quality wood and/or charcoal smoking, I used to have a cheap barrel type smoker with an offset box (not sure if that is the right term) which was incredibly inefficient and didn't retain heat. My goal is to find a good quality smoker and obtain all of the essentials (such as a high quality thermostat) to begin my smoking career.
Any advice on types and/or brands of smokers would be greatly appreciated. While I would rather not go into specifics on my price range, I am looking for a mid-upper range smoker in terms of prices.
I decided to purchase Jeff's Rub and BBQ recipe combo and will be testing the rub later today on my rotisserie with pair of 4 1/2 lb chickens.