which new smoker?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by planman4y2k, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Hi all!
    Been looking for a new smoker.
    After all my research and my sub $500 budget, here are my final two.
    I would like your opinion to help finalize my purchase.

    Im gonna get an Oklahoma Joe.
    Do I get the Highland or the Longhorn?

    $288 at Walmart

    $386 at Lowes.
    (12 mths intrest free includes 10% off for new cc acct)

    So is the bigger size worth the extra $98?

    Im just a weekend bbq guy.

    Thanks for your opinion and help!
  2. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    I would advise you to check out the Rec Tec mini.  I own the full size Rec Tec which is a bit beyond your budget, but the mini fits well within your budget and you'll never be sorry for buying a Rec Tec.

  3. The highland will handle your backyard bbq with no problem.

    I purchased one a couple of weeks a go, fit a finish very good.

    If you are new to stick burners do a little research, and follow the directions on seasoning your new cooker.

    Have fun.
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I don't know what your specific needs are...who and how many you cook for, etc...but in the past, lots of folks around here have said "I wish I had the bigger one".  If it were me, and the larger unit was within my budget, that's what I'd get.

    Just my 2 cents...

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
  5. i purchased a longhorn at lowes about 2 years ago, smoker is very good. neighbor came over and wanted it more than i did. so i sold it to him. but that is a pretty good smoker. i would go with that one before that one at walmart. just my 2 cent worth.

  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Get the Longhorn , you'll be pleased.

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