Old Smokey Elec. Smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by smoken yankee, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Has anyone had one or would get one, just want to know how good they are, I know they come in three models and was looking at the larger of the three from Northern Tool & Equip. for $150. What do you all think?
  2. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    Actually the 3 models that you are refering to are the charcoal models. In electric there is only 1 model. Personally, I'd pass on the Old Smokey as it's a bit under powered. The element is only 1250 watts which might be a problem on cold & windy days. Also the lid is a pretty tight fit and there's no vent. Stale smoke then becomes an issue. If you're set on a wattburner, I'd go with the Brinkmann Gourmet. It has a 1500 watt element and uses a water pan to keep the environment in the smoker moist. The lid is a loose enough fit to not have the stale smoke issue, but I vented mine anyway. Some will say that the Brinkmann has a temp issue (not enough) but playbox sand in the pan takes care of that. You can get one at Home Depot in the $60.00 range. Hope this helps.
  3. Thanks that's what I wanted to know

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