This might be premature for me since I only really started smoking earlier this summer but I am thinking about upgrading.
I've read a lot about different types of smokers between Jeff's book and throughout the many threads here on the web site. I'm sure both have their pluses and minuses but I was wondering about personal opinion (which is why this web site is so great). Which do most folks prefer, Vertical or Horizontal smokers?
On one hand, I would love to take on a full pig (eventually). On the other hand I've read that with horizontal smokers the far end of the CC takes longer to cook than the end closest to the FB. I guess that's the same on a vertical. The top takes longer then the bottom which is closest to the FB. I haven't noticed that with my vertical though.
So I thought I would throw out a friendly question to everyone. I would really like to hear what you all think. While you are replying, If you would like to suggest a good smoker that would fit up to a 80lb pig (that would take up my entire patio) I would be very curious to hear your suggestions.,
Thanks in advance.