I'm NOT new to smoking and have been on the site for a good while now. I need your help. I started smoking meat a few years ago on the old trusty Char Broil set up (around $250 ish). Made some modifications and it worked very well for years. I use it regularly year round. It's rusted through and in need of replacement.
I do NOT follow the popular brands of smokers and I could not even tell you what the best ones are. I'm NOT in need of the top of the line one, but I do realize I want a step up from the "Starter" pit I've been using.
My main requirements are that it be a bit bigger than the previous one and able to hold more meat. I entertain allot and would love to be able to have 4 Butts on, or more. I would love to keep it under $500. Other than that, I'm flexible.
Please educate me on the popular / quality options. Thanks!