I need a new smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by rikil, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. rikil

    rikil Newbie

    I will only smoke with charcoal so I will post this here.

    I have a pretty good horizontal smoker but the more and more I smoke, I want a vertical smoker for more space and to do other things.

    What is a good vertical smoker? My friend suggested a Brinkmann Smoke King but I know this forum will give the best advice.

    Thanks.
     
  2. trig

    trig Fire Starter

    I think you'll get a unanimous UDS vote unless you say you don't want one.

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  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm not sure which one would be the best for I have 2 gasser a Gosm and a smoke vault 24" but I do now have a bandera and smoked for the first time last night and it's charcoal. I thought it was alot of work and used alot of charcoal. I haven't ate the food yet so I don't know if it tasted as good as everyone has said it would.
     
  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here, here, on the UDS vote [​IMG] !

    If you don't have access to a UDS, or the means to build one, I'd go with the Weber Smokey Mountain. My first rig was a vertical Brinkmann charcoal smoker (ecb) and I loved it, except for the size. I saw a WSM in person and it seemed pretty wide, and nice!
     
  5. evo 9 guy

    evo 9 guy Smoke Blower

    Finally finished my UDS on saturday and did some spare ribs yesterday. Easy to keep the temperature under control and plenty of room for family dinners. Doesnt take too much fuel and when the neighbors look over the wall and ask "are you cooking with a trash can" it only makes you laugh.
     
  6. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Agreed.......
     
  7. zjaybird

    zjaybird Meat Mopper

    Hey, here is my $.05 worth of knowledge. I have a vertical gasser, and a UDS....I think I will be using my UDS more and more. It is just too easy...just read all you can about all the charcoal vertical smokers and make your own decision......now that I have the UDS...not sure why I paid what I did for the vertical gasser...it has been a headache...but then again I am at a high altitude and nobody makes anything for here.
     
  8. rikil

    rikil Newbie

    Are there any pictures or plans to make such a device? I'd like to see what a UDS is all about.
     
  9. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  10. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A WSM is the best smoker I have used(i had a loaner for a few months this summer). So good I am getting one for x-mas.

    Maybe if I had the time(time is $$$), easy access to drums, and the necessary tools I would do a UDS, they look like they turn out some good bbq.
     
  11. Uds! Uds! Uds!
     

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