I'm new to the site and have just purchased my second smoker and am really excited to try it out! I've been a fan of eating smoked food and bbq for as long as I can remember, then last year at a flea market I stumbled upon a Rival KC smoker that I picked up for $25. I knew going into it that it would not produce exactly what I was looking for, but for $25 how could I pass it up? After a few test runs on cheap meat I tried a small brisket in it and was amazed at how good it came out. Anyone who's seen one of these KC smokers knows that it doesn't have a lot of capacity, (and that it's more roaster than smoker) but it kept me entertained as I smoked ribs and some fish. Mainly though it confirmed that I was going to like smoking meat and not just eating it!
Fast-forward to last week and I'm walking through Lowes and there is a floor model Masterbuilt 30" electric smoker (20070511 as the plate on the back says) marked to $139.95. I looked it over, and according to the instruction book, all is there. I spoke with the guy manning the desk about further discounting the floor model and he asks a manager who agrees to drop it to $100. Knowing a little bit about smokers I did not hesitate when an insulated electric smoker is dangled in front of me for $100, and I snapped it right up!
Now I'm just waiting until the weather is above freezing so I can season the new one and try out some new recipes!