at least for now, the difference between those and my Weber could be spent on meat.
My thoughts exactly. A buddy of mine gave me some plans to build a smoker out of one of those old-style metal trash cans. It's be really cool as a novelty, but by the time you buy the trash can, the heat plate, the grill, and all the other BS, it's actually more expensive than just getting an el cheapo style smoker. I guess I'll stick w/ the Brinkmann til I hit the lottery.