found this gem for 50 bucks, it appears to be a brinkmann smoke king deluxe, does everyone think that with a little tlc it could be turned into a nice working smoker? it appears, havent gone to pick it up yet, that all it needs is to have the rust sanded down and than maybe a new coat of bbq paint along with a good heavy cleaning. Is this a good buy or am I wasting my time? Im new to Q, and looking to get started with a decent piece equipment that I dont have to pay an arm and a leg for. Additionally, can I use just wood in this smoker? Thanks guys/gals.
is this worth 50 bucks
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Not personally, but why would you want to use 100% wood?
How about Lump Charcoal and add wood for flavor?
benefit to using just wood is i have an unlimited supply of hickory, and oak for free so thats why id like to have a smoker that can be completely fueled by wood, additionally if necessary i can burn sticks down to coals in a seperate fire pit and use the coals i guess but using straight wood would be very convenient and cheap
just a note I havent finalized my purchase here, the alternative, (unfortunately) because of my limited price range is a store bought (read new) new braunsfels hondo jr, horizontal offset, so im unsure of which one to go with although I feel like with a little work and a few bucks the above will turn into a great smoker, seems the people who have used this smoker are very happy with its performance and results even unmoded. thanks for any additional input all.