As a beginning smoker, I am thinking about choosing among these electric smokers:
1. Masterbuilt Electric Digital Smoker with Remote Control
3. Masterbuilt Electric Analog Smoker
(I think these can carry the cold smoker unit by Masterbuilt, it says for digital smokers but I'm not sure if it can be used for their analog models)
4. Master Forge 31.9-in 800-Watt Electric Vertical Smoker (Digital)
5. Master Forge 27.9-in 1500-Watt Matte Black Electric Vertical Smoker (Analog)
6. Old Smokey Electric Vertical Smoker
(I wonder if I can cold smoke in these models)
7. Brinkmann Electric Gourmet Smoker (some say good beginner model)
8. Brinkmann Smoke 'N Grill Charcoal Smoker with Electric Converter (Can be used this way for either electric or charcoal smoking in case electricity goes out ([ex. when my town had the Ice Storm on Christmas Day 1998 or when tornadoes spawned from Hurricane Rita came through my town-one missed my house by two blocks-in September 1995 [one month after Hurricane Katrina] and we lost electricity for 4 days-had to keep food in my sister's house which has a generator)
(Both 7 and 8 can be used for grilling as well).
9. Char-Broil Big Easy 2-in-1 Electric Smoker
10. Char-Broil Vertical Electric Smoker
I'm also wondering about the Bradley Smokers. I like their design, but living 70 miles away from the nearest Bradley dealer (Jackson, MS), its costs (between $400 and $500) plus the exclusive use of their bisquettes ($16-$18 for a 48 pack depending on the wood to $33-$48 for a 120 count pack), this may be out of the question. However, Home Depot has the Bradley Cold Smoke Generator for $136. I'll probably go with either a Masterbuilt, Brinkmann, or just buy a regular grill (and use regular wood chips and/or chunks), or get a Smoke Gun or the Bradley Cold Smoke Generator for the grill.
Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
Edited by Jaybird1103 - 9/18/13 at 1:35am