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Topic: Switching from gas grills to a smoker . . . . From: Steinmetz,
Subject: Re: Type of Smokers
Great web site. I am getting more and more convinced that I need to invest in a smoker. I have used a gas grill for the past 10 -15 years and has been at least that long since I used charcoal. Maybe I am trying or wanting to return to times of old and learn how to slow cook meat with wood.
In any case, do you have any manufacturer or construction recommendations, within certain price ranges ie. <$250, $250-$500, >$500, for smokers? Money being tight, I want to get the right smoker the first time around. I get one shot at convincing my wife that this is a must have purchase and I don't want to get "burned"! Thanx!
My advice is to look at a lot of grills before you buy then consider a used one as well. At the entry level, Char-Broil charcoal model, OK Joe, and the New Braunfel 55 gal drum models are, in competent hands, capable of doing most any form of outdoor cooking very well.