Hi Guys, Nice forum you have here. I'm looking to purchase a smoker, and am entirely new to the cooking method... mind you, I'm not stranger to a hot grill and a case of beer on the weekends. Here are the ones I have in mind... you'll notice a couple from Canadian Stores, but I'm a hop, skip, and a jump from the border so picking something reasonable up in the US isn't a problem (hence the Bass Pro Shops): http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortmen...romSearch=true This one's also available in the US for about $40 at Home Depot, which would probably make more sense when it comes to saving money. http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...rTarget=browse http://www.rona.ca/webapp/wcs/stores...oductId=186345 http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...rTarget=browse I'm leaning towards the last one, but functionally I have no idea which is better. I don't mind doing some of the modifications I've seen mentioned, but I'd probably be limited to drilling holes, since I have no idea where I'd go or what it would cost to accomplish some of other things, like custom grates, etc. I would also like to stick to a charcoal smoker, but am not totally opposed to the idea of electric or gas. I'd like to try and spend less than $150 CDN total as well. Thanks for you help guys!