Ok so I have read a lot and I have done quite a bit of research on smokers and I am torn between a Primo and a few models of the side fire box smokers like horizon, Johnson, etc. I don't have a side fire box model figured out yet but its between about 4 or 5. I do like the Lang but don't like the shipping costs.
Anyway here is my question and I know its hard to have an exact answer so opinions will work perfectly.
If I buy a Primo and get the hang of smoking will I eventually want to get a "real smoker" as I have read people end up doing? I like the idea of the ease and versatility of the Primo but wonder if that will outweigh the true smoking I would get from a actual smoker. And will I be giving up the true taste of bbq if I go with a Primo?
I know there is a lot more that goes into smoking and these are very different but I am trying to get an idea of what I am giving up.
Just for info I am looking to spend about $1500.