Wood like some info on a wood smoker please

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by bullfalls2012, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. bullfalls2012

    bullfalls2012 Newbie

    Hi all I really don't know if this is the right place to post this topic. I am new to smoking and looking to buy a wood smoker from wal mart, lowes, or Home Depot and don't really know what I am getting into I really like the barrel type with the offset fire box a lot and watch a lot of vids on YouTube about the mods for them which is ok for me looking for a price range for. 400- 500 I seen this o e at Home Depot called the. RiverGrille Farmer's Charcoal Grill which here's the link to it


    http://t.homedepot.com/p/RiverGrille-Farmer-s-Charcoal-Grill-GR1008-013841/202535017/


    Would anyone know of this one would be ok

    Thanks for the help tommy
     
  2. Tommy,

    I have looked at the Home Depot site and the smoker you are referring to.

    There is only one picture of it so it is a little hard to formulate a good answer for you. I am assuming that the fire box is to the right side of the unit and that it has a cover and grate over it where you could also grill food.

    Is the fire box built to accommodate wood splits (6" in length) or wood chunks that I think Home Depot sells, like apple, cherry, hickory?

    If so, this may be a good starter smoker for you.

    When you get the smoker food bug like I did, you need to step up to the next level and purchase a better quality smoker that will easier and more fun to use. This is what I did and I am now going to "move up a notch" as Emeril Lagasse would say and purchase a little larger back yard smoker. I am going to purchase a Lang 48 patio model. I have smoked a lot of butts, turkeys and chicken on two different Lang smokers and really pleased with the quality and performance of their smokers.

    Lang does make a smaller model than the one I am looking at that may be something for you to consider when you think the time is right.

    See below:

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