hello from kansas

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by carlrow, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. carlrow

    carlrow Newbie

    im new to smoking im wanting a wood smoker but dont no what to look for i love grilling so i just want to learn to smoke so lets hear whats good to start on
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I vote for a WSM.

    It may be the best smoker made for the price.

    Very easy to use, & a great smoker to learn on.

  3. carlrow

    carlrow Newbie

    I well have to look at them
  4. stolps

    stolps Fire Starter

    I built my Ugly Drum for $50 and it works amazing.
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  5. carlrow

    carlrow Newbie

    How did I do that
  6. a-f-o
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2016
  7. stolps

    stolps Fire Starter

    Even though I built my own, I know a lot of people who love their WSM. I agree too with off set models you can buy, many of them look like they are made from the leftover beer cans at any backyard BBQ. I was concerned with many models on how they would seal and hold the smoke and heat.
  8. carlrow

    carlrow Newbie

    I was looking at that one I just dont no what to look for in one
  9. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    WSM or horizontal offset? IMHO horizontal offset is easy to determine; if it feels like you can rip it apart with your bare hands and is cheap don't get it. However, I have a lot of friends who have "cheap ones" who make good food. It's just my preference. I bought a bar-b-chef offset smoker for roughly $300 over ten years ago and it's still solid and doing great cooks after a decade in the elements and five moves. Joining SMF has expanded how I use it too. The cheaper construction wouldn't handle that abuse.

    WSMs are a slam dunk. You only have to decide what size you want.
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