I am looking to purchase a smoker for my boyfriend for Christmas but need some help on what to get. After a lot of research I am leaning towards the MES 40. I just wanted to see if this would be a good choice for someone just starting out? My budget is around $350 and I am looking for something reliable, yet cost effective. I thought an electric smoker would be good place to start, but am open to other recommendations as well.
Also, is there anything else I should purchase in addition to the smoker to make the gift complete? All information is greatly appreciated, as I am absolutely clueless where to even begin.