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Cookshack Super Smokers Reviews


Cookshack Super Smokers


Pros: Temp. Control, Loading, Digital Controls

Cons: No smoke ring

Started years and years ago with a $50 water smoker, then had a Bradley Smoker and now a Cookshack.  I just don't know how you can smoke your favorite meats any easier than with these units.   The digital thermometer is right on the money and a 90 degree day or a windy, snowy 20 degree doesn't make it any difference, due to the outstanding insulation.   If you have used other smokers, you will be tempted to use to many wood chunks with the Cookshack.  Follow the guide about ounces of wood, per pounds of meat before you make any adjustments based on what you think it will take.   Bottom Line:  I love it.

SM025 digital control unit


Pros: precise, solidly-built, excellent customer service, strong customer followership

Cons: too insulated for cold smoking, only holds 2 racks

This unit is reviewed on numerous sites as one of the best electric smokers on the market.  You can find other smokers that look the same, but if you decide to buy this, you will know exactly why it is the best.  Welded, heavy-gauge stainless steel, down to the latches and hinges.   It is expensive.   The accessories are also expensive (like seafood racks, a 3-rack rail system, and a stand).  The digital control are easy to use and extremely accurate.  Comes with a meat probe which displays along with the thermostat display.   I've used this when it was 10 deg F outside and it has no effect on internal temps.  On the other hand, the...
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older model cookshack


Pros: easy peasy

Cons: wish I had 2 of them

I bought my Super Smoker 50 model used - from a Craigslist ad.  I paid 450 for it, and when I got it home (after the 8 hour round trip drive) and did an initial cleaning, I found out that the born-on date made it at the time 20 years old.  Apprehension as I "seasoned" it, then the first time I used it for an actual smoke all my fears, apprehension, hesitation and whetever else may have been lurking disappeared.   Easy to setup with simple loading of wood chunks, low-med-high dial left a bit of mystery, but over time I know what temp every spot has (using probes for temp measuring).  Truely a set-it and forget-it.  Did a butt the first time out and after 12 hours of low and slow it was...
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Pros: Easy to use and easy to clean up

Cons: No complaints

I bought a Smokette with a cover 6 or 7 years ago. Roughly a year later I added the storage cabinet to it. I could have easily paid for the Smokette with all the money I wasted on buying cheap smokers.   The Smokette did not come with a pan to catch the drippings so I use an old cake pan. When I mounted the Smokette on the storage cabinet I had to add 3 flat washers under each leg so the old cake pan would slide in and out. The only problem I have had with the Smokette was when I smoke wings I would have to load it 3 times to get the job done (I smoke a lot of wings when I smoke wings).   Last November I purchased an AmeriQue with a cover to ease my wing problem. The first thing I...
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