Welcome to the best forum on the net ProV1 glad to have you with us. As far as smokers go its pretty much your preference if you want to set and forget or set up and man a fire all night. Im a wood burner myself but the most popular smoker on here seems to be the GOSM. This is a very addictive hobby we have here but we all love it. Check out the 5 day e-course its loaded with great info and its free.
Hi Pro! If you get a cold one and read through this site you'll see pros and cons of every smoker out there. Good luck with your decision and this is indeed an unbelievable wealth of info on smokin' food.
Hey ProV, You found a great place to assist with your smoker shopping, and I found it can be pretty overwhelming if you try to go it alone. You can get reviews on just about every smoker out there on this site, plus there is probably more information on smoking meat and smokers on this website alone than any other one site out there.
Welcome Prov1, always good to see a new person looking for the right stuff! You'll have much to gain by reading about other member's experiences and views on smokers and the likes there of. Take your time and read-on.
Welcome to our humble abode, ProV1... you'll love it here!
My first smooker is a CharGriller Smokin' Pro, which I really love. I also just recently bought an ECB, which I haven't finished modding yet. Whatever you decide on, I'll guarantee that you will be hooked for life and keep adding to your arsenal.