meco 2'n 1 water smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by zekester, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. zekester

    zekester Newbie

    anybody seen one of thees in action home depot selling 4 $77 looks like a great stater smoker can't be that bad made in U.S.A so it say's 
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2016
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Run Run away fast!

    My first charcoal smokers was a Meco and it ruined me on charcoal smoking for a good 8 years. Even with mods they are horrible at keeping temps. There's no set and forget! For a little bit more you could build a Mini-wsm and have one of the best smokers around.
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I started with one also. Ruined some meat then figured out, at best, you can Hot and Fast Smoke/Bake ribs or Chix Parts but low and slow ain't going to happen without continuously adding a handful of lit coals every 30 minutes or so. Temps were all over the place. A year later my MIL bought me a New Braunfels Horizontal Offset and years of easier control and great Q followed...JJ
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Build a mini.

    Great cooker and about the same price, if you are handy with a drill.
     

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