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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smert79, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. smert79

    smert79 Newbie

    Hi my name is Greg, I am currently researching on what smoker to buy, I have a 150 to 200 dollar budget. Have read a lot of posts on here already and it has been very helpful. Any suggestions for a newbie to the smoking world
     
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site Greg!  That is a tight budget.  Perhaps a Weber kettle.  I don't think smokers in that price range would be very worthwhile.  Lots of mods required to get quality results.  Just my 2 cents, somebody else may have more input.  Glad you joined us.

    Mike
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That sounds like a great deal!

    I'd go for it!

    Al
     
  4. Have to edit here. The 399.99 was supposed to be 299.99 but that is still 50.00 cheaper.
     
  5. I'm a fan of the weber kettle.  Check out a recent post called "Tri Tip on the weber kettle" by brandon91, you'll see a kettle in action.  He's got the ultimate kettle set up, I don't have a Performer like his, or the cast iron grill grates, or even the charcoal box and I can still turn out product like his.  Its a cheap way to start smoking, and if you upgrade your smoker down the road you still have the kettle for grillin.  No wrong decision here just lots of great choices, good luck with the hunt.

     here's the link:  www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/244092/tri-tip-on-the-weber-kettle-w-qview
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016
  6. smert79

    smert79 Newbie

    Thanks guys
     

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