Home Depot. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on special bells & whistles because I wasn't sure how I would like it. Well, the verdict is in: I like it a lot!
My reason for trying out a smoker is simple: Smoked meat tastes good! Even without using any salt! My husband really likes smoked meats, but, as we all know, most smoked meat products are prohibitively high in salt. Having my own smoker means I can give him meals he'll really enjoy but without the sodium. I realize that many experienced smokers brine their meats to guard against dryness. Of course, I don't use that method. I use a homemade no-salt-added dry rub to season the meat before letting it rest over night. Then the next day I smoke the meat.
Each cut of meat requires specific methods for cooking, so I refer to two great websites: Dadgum,That's Good, the official Masterbuilt site and Amazing Ribs. I was really worried that I wouldn't be able to get the hang of it. Now I realize I was worried for nothing. Using the smoker is quite easy, and the results are wonderful.
All in all, I'm very pleased with my new toy. It allows me to add smoked meats to our diet without worrying about sodium content.