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Old 04-19-2012, 01:30 AM   #1
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Smoker recommendations please

I have owned the Brinkman smoke and go and the red larger version with a porcelain coating before and both were decent. I wound up giving them away because my wife is not big on smoked foods. I now have 2 kids (ten years later) and want to introduce them to smoked foods that we can enjoy when sweetie is away or eating something different.

I currently own a weber kettle for charcoal and I have a nice canadian gas grill I really like. I want something I can grill with wood and slow smoke a turkey or brisket when I want.

What do any you have that fits the bill and you would buy again?

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:35 AM   #2
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Check out Traeger. These are self feeding thermostat controlled smokers. Much easier to use, perfectly smoked foods, best smoker I've owned but pricey $$$

Less expensive and would work with your weber kettle is a smokenator. This is a metal insert made to fit your diameter kettle that holds wood chips and inexpensive at $60. If you go this route here is some good advice on setting your kettle up for smoke.

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:02 AM   #3
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Although I don't own one, I have friends that have them and really like them. They are also more versitile than just a smoker. The BGE.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:17 AM   #4
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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I've been smoking on a Weber kettle. I use the set up on the "here" link. It works fine. You just manage the amount of charcoal and wood chips/chunks based on the size of the meat.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #6
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I do like Andy does and it works good. I use my Weber charcoaler to smoke/ grill. If I were to look at a smoker, I recommend you check out the Weber Smokey Mountain.

WSM Product Information - The Virtual Weber Bullet
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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Anybody try an electric smoker? I found this vid on Char-broil model and it looks interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/v/SKcmJijWu4I&
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:04 AM   #8
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Right after I win the lottery for hundreds of millions, I'm buying a house with a big yard so I can get a really nice smoker and smoke lots o stuff. It will go in an area across from my 52 car garage.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:25 PM   #10
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I used to use my Weber kettle for smoking and it did a fine job. Long, low temp smokes for several hours without refueling.
I needed a little more capacity so I built myself a UDS (Google: ugly drum smoker) last summer from a reconditioned food grade 55 gallon drum. It is very fuel efficient with either lump or charcoal briquettes, toss in a few wood chunks for smoke and it can easily cruise at smoking temps for 12+ hours. Virtually zero maintenance and very easy cleanup.
If I were looking for another smoker I would build another one of the same.
It's a fun DIY project with readily available parts if you're into that sort of thing. :))

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