Which Smoker should I buy

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by sdsmoker6, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. sdsmoker6

    sdsmoker6 Newbie

    I am looking at buying an electric smoker, i've had a brinkman charcoal for three years and was looking for something new in the 300-700 dollar range.  Suggestions please?  Also, I'll be heading to denver next weekend suggestions on places to eat and bars to hit up? 
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    What is the largest number of people you need to feed? Smokin-It Smokers are in your range. Smokin Tex is as well. Bradley smokers are ok but the proprietary smoke Pucks are expensive. If you can find an Old generation Masterbuilt 40" they work well...JJ
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Opinions on this may vary...I owned an MES40 until I upgraded to my current pellet pit, and liked it very much.  There are many members here who own Smokin-It smokers, and speak very highly of them.  I also read good reviews on Smokin' Tex.  I expect any of these rigs would fall in your price range.  Perhaps owners of some of the other brands will weight in...

  4. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    X2........... Look hard at the Smokin It.
  5. sdsmoker6

    sdsmoker6 Newbie

    usually cook for around 10 people, most has been 60

    anyone else with opinions and which model would you recommend with the smokin it or masterbuilt?
  6. bill scott

    bill scott Fire Starter

    Hey guys, your posts sold me. I just ordered the new Smokin-It Model #4 Big Daddy. This is gonna be good.

  7. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's a big sucker! Didnt know the 4 was available yet but ...DAMN.... very nice. All the best, Bill.
  8. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Best advice I can give is to hit the smoker sites (smokin-it, smokintex, cookshack), prowl around, join their forums and pick the members brains.  Smokin-it and SmokinTex are analog smokers and Smokin-it has the price advantage. Cookshack is digital, accurate to within a couple of degrees, and priced accordingly. From time to time, they have a used/returned/scratch n dent model for sale at a decent price which is how I acquired mine (couldn't have afforded it otherwise). Never hurts to ask.

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