Well as I mentioned, my kids keep me fairly busy. So less tending would probably be a plus. Although I personally would rather be there tending the fire and all that, sometimes my hectic life doesnt permit that. As far as budget goes, I am not really sure what I NEED to spend on this. Let me clarify, I dont want to buy a "cheap" smoker only to get hooked and be compelled to go out and buy another larger or better smoker. However by the same token I do not want to go out and buy a nice smoker to find out I dont care for smoking it as much as eating it, and it sit and collect cob webs. I am fairly open on the amount of space that I have. I am "dickering" with a guy about buying his house and if he sees reason
I will have plenty of room for a large smoker or even a smoke house. But like I said, I want this, I love smoked food and want to do it myself, because with 1 exception I really think I can do better than the smoked food available around here commercially. ( the one exception is the smoked turkey legs at the local drag strip, dont think a turkey leg CAN taste any better than that)
Alot of people learned through trial and error, but that has a couple of draw backs, The Expense ( which doenst bother me as much ) the smoked foods that the dog wont even eat ( bothers me tremendously, us fat guys dont like to see wasted food LOL) With a wealth of information available here, I see no reason in trial and error. Experimenting later is a definite, but I have already learned an unbeleivable amount just browsing around this site and forum.
THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!
Thanks To Everyone.