Hi I was hoping for any tips anyone might have for a newbie. I haven't smoked anything for over 10 years with an old electric tube smoker. I'm going to buy a new charcoal smoker and was hoping to spend $250 or less. I've looked at the Dyno Glo Vertical smoker that I saw for less than $175. A little worried it may be too big for what I want to do to start but the price may be too hard to beat. I've also looked at the Brinkman Heavy Gauge Vertical at Home Depot and Brinkman 8105502W Vertical Charcoal Cooker that I found at Amazon. The second Brinkman and the Dyno I like because of the separate drawers/boxes for checking the fire, but I feel like I am overlooking something. My plan right now is to stick with briskets and pork butts for now possibly once a month (hopefully more) and may branch out further. Thanks for the help. I am sure I am missing something.