Stolen Smoker- Looking to get a new one- Suggestion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gmoney13, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. gmoney13

    gmoney13 Newbie

    Hey Everyone,

    Fairly new to the forums so not 100% sure this is the right area for this post. 

    Last week my MES 30" smoker that I got for Christmas this year was stolen out of my garage (total buzzkill) and now I am looking to replace it. I only got to use it 4 times and was pretty happy with how everything turned out. However, I'm not sold that I have to go back to the MES 30" and want to explore my other options. So far I have looked at the Traeger Century from Costco for $699.

    Would love your opinions about what else I should be looking at.

    Pros Traeger

    - Available immediately (Can use it for the Super Bowl on Sunday)

    - From Costco so easy to return if anything fails

    - I can use it as my main BBQ and Smoker and sell my old cheaper BBQ

    Pros MES 30"

    I am used to it

    - I have extra parts and racks that they didn't steal.

    Thanks for all your help!

    -Gary
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm not a pellet pooper fan. They are decent grills, but lack in the smoke department. I'd buy a 18.5" or 22" WSM (Weber Smokey Mountain). Easy and efficient to use charcoal smoker. Home Depot stocks the 18.5".
     
  3. paul6

    paul6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I would propose the Death Penalty for anyone caught stealing a Smoker !!!
     
  4. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Search the forums on different types for the reviews to see if it helps. However remember some will be personal preference.
     
  5. smokinal

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

    I'm with Case, WSM.

    Al
     
  6. gmoney13

    gmoney13 Newbie

    I ended up going with the GMG Jim Bowie. I really liked the versatility and reviews it got. So far I have done chicken wings that turned out awesome! More cooks to come!!
     

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