Looking to start smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rob top, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. rob top

    rob top Newbie

    Greetings, so I fell a bit overwhelmed with all the info out there and would love a couple people to just tell me what to get. Have about $200 to start smoking with. Been using a charcoal grill for 25 years, always felt like cas was cheating, but i dont think a wood smoker is the way to go.
    ideally, i would would stay close to buget, be able to good consistent results without having to babysit the smoker, checking on it is fine, but some articals make it seem like id have to commit 5 to 8 hours in front of the smoker.
    So give me some reccomend models...PLEASE
    recipies welcome to. There is nobmeat not loved so bring it
  2. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a hot, then raining and now hot again day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  3. thesmokist

    thesmokist Meat Mopper

    there are quite a few models in the 200 range. i seen a master built electric smoker at lowes recently that would be a kind of set and forget really easy use. I recently just purchased my first electric smoker and I really like it. I have a home built charcoal smoker that I like to use also though for when I feel like pokin at the fire while having a cold one. I also had a propane charbroil smoker that worked good but I didn't like having to constantly exchange tanks of gas
  4. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum!  I love my Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5" model.  I've had it for two years now after a lifetime of charcoal grilling.  Check it out.

  5. sdsmokerjoe

    sdsmokerjoe Newbie

    Bradley Original Smoker is on sale at Menards for 269 right now. It's an electric bisquette burner and so far in love it.
  6. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't forget to check Craigs List.
  7. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome from SC, Rob. I know you will enjoy this site. There is tons of information here. For your budget, you will want to look at the Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM). It burns charcoal, is pretty much set and forget and lots of folks on here have them and can give you the tips that you need. Good luck, Joe
  8. Congrats on your new hobby choice


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