I'm looking to buy my first smoker, and I have experience in smoking on a charcoal grill. I want to start with a vertical charcoal smoker.
I was at my local Lowes today on lunch, to look at picking up a WSM, and saw they had once called the "Southern Country" 2 in 1 Charcoal Water Smoker and Grill. I took a picture of it, and looked it up here, and see it is the exact same model as the "Meco 5031 Charcoal Combo Water Smoker".
At $109.00, it's less expensive than the WSM 18.5" ($399.00).
Should I splurge for the WSM, or potentially deal with hassles with this unit? Anyone with experience?
Any smoker is better than no smoker!