Charcoal, Propane, Electric or Wood Ques?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by cconk454, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. cconk454

    cconk454 Fire Starter

    Will someone help me out with what may amount to a stupid question. I want to build my own smoker but I would like to know what the differences are with the four listed in the title?
  2. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF!!! The difference is the heat source (fuel) that will run your smoker. Enjoy the forums.
  3. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't know where to start. I would suggest reading the articles at our forum admin's site to get a basic idea. Jeff does a good job of explaining the differences. Once you've done that, browse through the different sections of this forum. There are sections dedicated to the four things mentioned in your post title. Folks have posted pictures of their rigs in action and modifications that they have done.

    FWIW, I started with a GOSM propane smoker and have added a CharGriller charcoal/wood smoker. I use both.

    Keep asking questions, the folks here will make answer.

    Oh BTW, Welcome to SMF!

    Hope this helps!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  4. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No such thing as a stupid question... the only stupid question is the one that remains unasked.

    Welcome aboard! [​IMG]
  5. cconk454

    cconk454 Fire Starter

    thanks guys for the quick responses. I'm just looking to build my own ,as I have a little chief right now, a good sized one and would like to know what people think about the types they use
  6. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF the best BBQ site on the net[​IMG]

    It all goes to your preference.

    I am a die hard Charcoal/stick burner. It goes back to the primal nature of man & fire even though I work for a propane company.

    Electric & propane require (based on what I have read here) much less tending. The stick burner & charcoal burners require much more "art".
  7. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Why not do more than one ...

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