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Steven is the author of the best-selling Barbecue Bible and the host of two grilling TV shows: The Primal Grill and Barbecue University.
One good easy to use affordable smoker is the Weber 22-1/2 inch Smoky Mountain.
I am happy with our traeger smoker. It is on the pricier side but worth it if you think you will use it a lot. We use it all year round....but maybe it wouldn't be as economical if you only cook outside in the summer.
What do you think about the Green Egg Smoker