Propane smoker for cold weather?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by adamj812, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. adamj812

    adamj812 Fire Starter

    Anyone have any suggestions on a good propane smoker for less than $200 that would work good in the cold Iowa winters?   My Masterbuilt electric's heating element recently gave out so I'm looking to switch to a new propane instead.  I looked at a couple cheaper ones at Menards, but they didn't seem to have any insulation, not sure if that makes any difference or not.  Thought maybe someone here may know of a good one.
  2. smokinal

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

  3. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    ^^^^ Yep. I have an old 3405GW, 16" x 34", 13,500 BTU burner...never had trouble getting up to temp...300 - 325* even @ -20* ambient and a bit of wind.

    The 3405BGW, 20" x 34" has a 18,000 BTU burner...should be able to run even hotter than the small GOSM.

    Either one are a very good buy.

    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I can't think of any propane  rigs that will come with any type of insulation. I wouldn't be surprised if someone made  one but  all of them that I have ever seen don't have any insulation.

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