Multiple Smoker owners...Favorite smoker and why?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fwismoker, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thought this would be a fun question to share and learn more from each other

    What is your favorite smoker and why?

    22" Kettle - Dang I love this thing..does it all and wouldn't trade it, but rarely used.

    Offset Gas charcoal combo, made from an antique wood stove-Incredibly unique smoker/ runs gas, wood or charcoal..also serves as my cold smoker..and food warmer....rarely used.

    Big Poppa UDS-Wow do I like this thing! Slow smoking over lump charcoal fire juices dripping over the coals giving incredible flavors, great manual temp control or automatic temp control with a ATC. Go from smoking to searing in seconds...fuel efficient.What's not to love? I usually just use it when I have l lots to cook.

    WSM mini- Same thing as the UDS just smaller..BUT.... it's painlessly easy to start...I take wherever I'm going to cookout, so very portable. Holds temp like nobody's business and of course just a grill if you'd like.
    I'm over at a house pool sitting(tough job!) ...guess what I'm cooking on??? MY FAVORITE BY FAR!!!

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  2. [​IMG][​IMG]I'll have to think about it.I do like my UDS. But then their is the BGE and everyone must have a kettle.  My list of toys are listed in my signature,

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    David...let me answer for you...it's your UDS by a good margin. Jmho ))
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My favorite smoker is my Totem / Big Chief because it smokes fish better than any other smoker I have tried.....  and properly smoked fish is impossible to improve upon..... and I like smoked fish better than any other meat I have tried.....  All the rest are Ho-Hum...  nothing special..  Dave

     
     
  5. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    hmm... I haven't touched the UDS since the mini build.. and the propane vertical is only for "room" cause I have 4 racks. and primarily for cold or jerky smoke..

    Gonna go with the MiniWSM right now.. ask me in a week it might change...

     
  6. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    FWI, since you are going to answer for people go ahead and tell everybody which is my favorite!
     
  7. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Very cool smoker!
     
  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    lol..easy one...SMOKE HOUSE!
     
  9. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    eeww... a questions game.. :) love games

    I say... the imu?
     
  10. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    dang.. I was way off
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope my uds when I get it done.
     
  12. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    well.. what about right now c farmer... favorite smoker? if there is only one... then.. it jumps to the top of the list ... No 1 pick is __________ :)
     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    MES   I never really had any problems with it.

    I actually really like it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013
  14. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Boom.. MES is on the board....

    UDS - 2

    Mini -1

    smokehouse -.5

    MES -1

    GOSM- .5

    :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013
  15. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I love my smoke house but am very limited to low temp smokes, jerky and sausage.
    I love my Mini but am limited to hotter smaller smokes.
    My real favorite is my GOSM with external fire box. I can cold smoke, like cheese and also maintain temps from 135* to over 300* so I can still low temp smoke jerky or sausage and go hot for pork and beef and go real hot for poultry. It is my most versatile smoker and usually my go to for most of what I do. The external fire box and the AMNPS gives me perfect smoke management for whatever I'm doing and I never have to open the door!
    So yes I would guess the smoke house too because it is perfect for what it was designed for but the GOSM is so versatile it is really my favorite!
     
  16. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Remember my mes is a old one.

    Only had to fix the wires in the back for the heating element.
     
  17. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    c farmer... this one doesn't look new by any means... but I bet coming from Dave its a beast... if it still smokes.... and produces heat if its needed... then its good... :):) A new UDS is nothing but an old barrel..that produces heat and smoke... just like the mes :)  :):)
     
  18. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am hoping the uds will hold temps better and I love charcoal.
     
  19. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I tried! Lol. Didn't know what other ones you had. Hear good things about the GOSM . Hmmm the mini I cook low and slow all the time..200-225
     
  20. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I really don't do anything 200 - 225 anymore. Whole ribeyes or such I go about 180 for more smoke penetration and then slice for a sear. Whole butts I go 280 to cut the time in half. I mostly use the Mini for butts at about 280.
     

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