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#973222 - 02/14/17 12:54 PM Smoker recommendation.
FLOUNDER1 Offline
Egg

Registered: 10/03/16
Posts: 1
Hello to all.
After 16 years of use I am needing to upgrade my gas smoker as it is worn out.
I am looking for recommendations,
ie favorite brands that you use

I do not want to take a step back to charcoal and the mess that goes with them.
I do not have any experience with electric versions,
or puck dispensing types so any advise or pros/cons would be appreciated.
I smoke various meats of different sizes such as Chicken, Turkey, Beef roasts, and of course Fish.
I have a max $500 towards the purchase so take that into consideration.
Thanks
Jim

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#973246 - 02/14/17 06:11 PM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: FLOUNDER1]
Banned User Offline
I Banned Myself

Registered: 10/12/03
Posts: 12889
Loc: undisclosed location
I like my Bradley digital 6 rack smoker, the ability to control the box temp and maintain it makes it really versatile. Had it 8 or so years now, no problems.

I'd buy another one of this one got damaged.
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#973253 - 02/14/17 07:47 PM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: FLOUNDER1]
fish monger Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 09/08/02
Posts: 420
Loc: Seattle
Got one of these a couple years ago:

http://www.smokin-it.com/

Might be a little out of the price range, but they are very well built, and you'll be hard pressed to find a negative review. Excellent customer service, and you'll find everything you need to know about smoking anything on the forums. Definitely recommend one that has the PID meat and temp probe.

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#973273 - 02/14/17 10:44 PM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: FLOUNDER1]
Piper Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 08/13/03
Posts: 3110
Loc: hood canal
I use a 18" Weber smokey mountain for pork, beef and foul and I have two little chief smokers for fish, shellfish and jerky...

as messy as the Weber is with charcoal, wood and all, its a $hit load of fun smoking some scrumptious bbq...
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#974138 - 03/03/17 12:06 AM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: fish monger]
gulliver Offline
Alevin

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 18
Originally Posted By: fish monger
Got one of these a couple years ago:

http://www.smokin-it.com/

Might be a little out of the price range, but they are very well built, and you'll be hard pressed to find a negative review. Excellent customer service, and you'll find everything you need to know about smoking anything on the forums. Definitely recommend one that has the PID meat and temp probe.



Looks worth the price and would work perfectly for years.

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#974162 - 03/03/17 12:23 PM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: gulliver]
paker Offline
The Chosen One

Registered: 02/09/00
Posts: 12893
Loc: Margaritaville
Originally Posted By: gulliver
Originally Posted By: fish monger
Got one of these a couple years ago:

http://www.smokin-it.com/

Might be a little out of the price range, but they are very well built, and you'll be hard pressed to find a negative review. Excellent customer service, and you'll find everything you need to know about smoking anything on the forums. Definitely recommend one that has the PID meat and temp probe.



Looks worth the price and would work perfectly for years.


Looks painfully like a Cookshack Smoker. Wonder if it's an off shoot, or something like that?

Got only great things to say about my CookShack Elite. Out of the $500 price range, but never regretted it for a second.
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#974380 - 03/06/17 02:54 PM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: Banned User]
WDFW X 1 = 0 Offline
Hi How Are Ya?

Registered: 01/27/15
Posts: 1834
Originally Posted By: Banned User
I like my Bradley digital 6 rack smoker, the ability to control the box temp and maintain it makes it really versatile. Had it 8 or so years now, no problems.

I'd buy another one of this one got damaged.



Agreed.

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#974401 - 03/06/17 06:53 PM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: FLOUNDER1]
NickD90 Online   content
Shooting Instructor for hire

Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 3301
Loc: Snohomish, WA
Offset barrel smoker with lump hardwood charcoal and your soaked chips of choice. Also get yourself (2) chimney starters as well. $150 bucks at Lowe's. Save the other $350 for fishing and / or buying tasty meats for said smoking. There is a reason why the competition guys all use lump hardwood charcoal. wink

Or go electric if you are lazy.
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#974426 - 03/07/17 07:50 AM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: NickD90]
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ExtenZe Field Tester

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 7451
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Originally Posted By: NickD90
Offset barrel smoker with lump hardwood charcoal and your soaked chips of choice. Also get yourself (2) chimney starters as well. $150 bucks at Lowe's. Save the other $350 for fishing and / or buying tasty meats for said smoking. There is a reason why the competition guys all use lump hardwood charcoal. wink

Or go electric if you are lazy.

Offset stick burner...can't get 'em at Lowe's.

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#974439 - 03/07/17 11:05 AM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: FLOUNDER1]
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Shooting Instructor for hire

Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 3301
Loc: Snohomish, WA
That's a nice rig. I just roll with my old bomb proof Brinkman. Its not nearly as nice, but it does smoke up just fine. One trick I learned was to buy a furniture moving pad / blanket for insulation. Wrap it up tight and it really helps to keep it in the zone.

Wish this rain would ease up. A nice sunny day standing over hot coals would be awesome right about now....
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#974444 - 03/07/17 11:30 AM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: NickD90]
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ExtenZe Field Tester

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 7451
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Originally Posted By: NickD90
That's a nice rig. I just roll with my old bomb proof Brinkman. Its not nearly as nice, but it does smoke up just fine. One trick I learned was to buy a furniture moving pad / blanket for insulation. Wrap it up tight and it really helps to keep it in the zone.

Wish this rain would ease up. A nice sunny day standing over hot coals would be awesome right about now....

Yep, I'm ready for Spring.
Search "ECB Mods" for more info on the Brinkman.
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#977057 - 05/19/17 10:13 AM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: FLOUNDER1]
STRIKE ZONE Offline
GOOD LUCK

Registered: 08/09/00
Posts: 12106
Loc: Hobart,Wa U.S.A
Digital Bradley. good luck,

SZ

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#977202 - 05/26/17 12:44 AM Re: Smoker recommendation. [Re: FLOUNDER1]
RowVsWade Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 11/08/06
Posts: 3361
Loc: Island Time
I don't have the digital Bradley since I'm not very good at electronical things but my regular Bradley has been flawless for me for 8+ years and thousands of pounds of meat. If this broke I'd get the 6 rack digital like BannedUser. I like the more finite ability to precisely regulate temperatures that the digital offers but it doesn't take much trial and error with the conventional Bradley.
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