Propane or Electric

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by danw72, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. danw72

    danw72 Newbie

    Looking to get a different smoker what is the better recommended choice Propane or Electric. Thanks, from Illinois
  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hello and welcome, there are as many answers to your question as there are types of smokers, each one one has it's good and bad points.

    I personally prefer an electric, for the ease of control others will say it doesn't taste as good.

    Everyone has their own reasons for what they have and or want.

     Many folks on here have more than one or three or five different types.

    Read up on some older posts.

    Get out into the forums and ask away, you will get answers.

    Keep on smokin'                                      Ed 
  3. Hi welcome to the forum.  As to your question, the answer will depend what you think you will be smoking.  I've never used an electric smoker, so I can't speak from personal experience on them.  But when looking for my first smoker, I considered both electric and propane.  I went with propane because I got the impression that they were better at things like ribs and chicken.  But if you want to smoke fish or sausage then electric might be better for you.  Do your research here and elsewhere, and come to your own decision.  Good luck with the search.
  4. hank2000

    hank2000 Smoking Fanatic

    I have electric and a pellet I like both for different things. For bacon cheese and sausage I like the electric because I can keep the temps low and I can go hot if I want to. Pellet smoker can't go as low but when I want a wood fired smoke it's great. I had a gas smoker years ago I could not control it as well as I wanted to but that was before I found this site to each his own decide what u want to do on it an pick the one that is right for u. No one smoker will do it all one may be good for one thing but not others that's why most of us have more then one
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It depends on what your going to smoke. An electric smoker will do it all. From sausage & bacon to pork butt & brisket. Flavor wise maybe a little better with propane, but not much.

  6. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a wet and soggy day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


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