Cajun Injector as a gift

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by amjchf, May 24, 2013.

  1. My neighbor got my fiance and I an electric Cajun Smoker as a wedding present.  I have been wanting a smoker for a long time to make snack sticks as well as to make briskets, piggie butts, chicken and turkey.  I already make jerky in my two dehydrators and we make a lot of deer sausage but we just cold smoke it out in an old shed.  I have never "hot" smoked meat before or used a smoker of any kind, electric or propane, but i love to cook and grill and make a lot of deer sausage, jerky and want to make a lot sticks.  I like the idea how easy the electric is, to just set it and forget it, and not worry about a tank running out or anything like that.  They must have overheard me say I was wanting an electric smoker!  But im curious, is this a good model to have, or is the MES better... or is there another even better option?  I dont really like the idea of the pucks with a Bradley.  I have already purchased an AMNPS for the smoke!  I'm really excited to get started, just want to make sure this thing isnt terrible before i get going on all this meat!  And also, since it was a gift, and from my neighbors who will see it often, I'm really leary to exchange it and not seem gracious, you know, because its an awesome gift from my awesome neighbors!  I am willing to pay for an upgrade though, and they said, if you want something bigger or different we have the receipt and feel free to exchange it.

    Also, I just joined this site but I have been checking it out for a while and it seems like an awesome site with tons of very helpful and very nice people.  Thanks in advance!
     
  2. wjordan52

    wjordan52 Meat Mopper

    NC
    Welcome to the forum amjchf!

    I agree... that's an awesome neighbor! Since you're not familiar with hot smoking my suggestion would be use the Cajun Smoker for a while. Once you have some experience with it you'll be able to make a more informed decision on exactly what you want for an upgrade, if in fact you still want to upgrade.

    You already have a great smoke box in the AMNPS.There are a number of threads from folks who use them successfully in their MESs (which to me look very much like your Cajun), and also showing how to attach a mailbox (or other metal container) to the smoker so the AMNPS can remain outside the smoker.

    Hope you enjoy your new 'toy'.
     

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