Well that IT conference I attended in Austin last week really did me in this time. After tasting some of the best brisket I have ever tasted I consider my life changed for the better. Myself and my 2 young children spend a lot of time in the backyard when the weather let's us. Why not start smoking some meat while were at it? Hell, if I can get half as good as those guys down in Texas it will still be better than anything I can buy around these parts. Any suggestions on a starter smoker less than $350?