Hey all my name is Jason. I live in Kossuth,MS just outside of Corinth. I am 34yrs. old and have been grilling most of my life, all of my adult life. I am looking to venture over into the smoking world and need some advice. I am looking for an awsome entry level smoker, I have around $2000 to spend. I found the Beams smokers and Kesler smokers both of which have pretty awesome looking rigs for the price range I'm in, certainly not a Lang or Gator Pitt but some nice looking rigs nonetheless. Does anyone know anything about these two different builders and their smokers? They seem to offer alot for the money. I am looking for an occational catering rig for church gatherings and also maybe a small competition cookoff every once in a while and maybe even smoking a few butts for co-workers. These two are also close to home just about a 3hr drive from home vs the 8-10hr to all the rest. Any info is appreciated. Thanks and if there is anything else you'd like to know about me feel free to ask.