While I have been a member for some time now, this has been the first real opportunity for me to participate.
I grew up in Colorado and was taught from an early age on food preservation of all sorts, my favorite being the smoking of meats and vegetables. Now that our kids are grown and on their own, the wife and I have found our little piece of Heaven, here in the foothills of the Arkansas Ozarks. While food preservation is more of a hobby in many urban areas, the rural way of life almost dictates food preservation as a necessity.
I've read with great interest about the vast array of smokers that many of you other members have used, and, have found myself somewhat surprised by the complete lack of anyone speaking of the benefits from Luhr - Jensen smokers. I've used my "Big Chief" top loader for more years than I care to remember. It's always been extremely easy to use, and easy to clean, and I've easily smoked 50 lbs. of meat at a time with it. And, with the wife and I retired, the LOW prices of the smokers are great too. PLEASE FORGIVE me if this comes across as and ad for Luhr - Jensen, because I am NOT trying to SELL ANYTHING. I'm simply surprised that I haven't seen anyone else even MENTION this line of smokers before.
All The Best,