I've been a longtime griller and have recently been bitten by the smoking bug! I don't even have an smoker yet (my first question) and to be honest my head is spinning with all the information Ive soaked up in the last month or so.
Originally, I was looking at the Masterbuilt electric because i wanted a set it and forget it rig. Currently, i am considering either the masterbuilt 2 door gasser or the Master forge 2 door gasser. Ill be honest, i dont even know for sure why i stopped looking at the electric (probably something to do with more stuff to break).
I'll let you know what I would like to do and please give me your opinions.
-I rarely cook for more than my immediate family of 4 people. However, i would like to have the ability to smoke a whole brisket & turkey (those are the largets things i can think i would be smoking). I know i can cut a rack of ribs to fit in about anything, so Im not as concerned about those.
-I dont mind some babysitting, but I dont want to have to sit next to the rig watching the temp either. Im not discounting the learning curve with any smoker and realize I will need to "be on top it" until I am familiar with it.
- My price limit is under $200. I am looking for that affordable "gateway" smoker to get me hooked!!
I havent ruled out charcoal/wood, but something like the Weber is out of my price range right now. Maybe the next one.
It seems like few in this price range do not need some type of modification and I am OK with that. I have used the search bar extensively and the one of the only things I cant confirm is if a decent sized brisket or turkey will fit in some of these models.
I look forward to reading your suggestions and will sign up for the ecourse soon!!