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Hi all, Ben from the Heights, Houston, tx
New to the site. Im looking to buy a new smoker and I can't even decide between an electric,  gas or pellet. My only experience is with a cheapo charcoal smoker. I've got approximately a 1200 $ budget.  I'm looking for something I can leave mostly unattended for up to 10 hrs or so. Like to be able to wheel it in and out of the garage also.

My concern with electric is the electricity bill. Gas is probably not good to leave unattended. Pellets just seem like they are cool but a little over the top for the purpose.
Any advice would be great. Thanks so much.
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Hi Ben! :welcome1:to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!
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Hello Ben, and welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer. 

 

I use a pellet smoker and love it.

Red

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! I use a propane Smoke Vault and love it!

 

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Kat

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Hello, and Welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of good information and great people.texas.gif

There are several real good pit builders in Houston, you might want to check them out

 

Gary

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Originally Posted by Hobie101 View Post

Hi all, Ben from the Heights, Houston, tx
New to the site. Im looking to buy a new smoker and I can't even decide between an electric,  gas or pellet. My only experience is with a cheapo charcoal smoker. I've got approximately a 1200 $ budget.  I'm looking for something I can leave mostly unattended for up to 10 hrs or so. Like to be able to wheel it in and out of the garage also.

My concern with electric is the electricity bill. Gas is probably not good to leave unattended. Pellets just seem like they are cool but a little over the top for the purpose.
Any advice would be great. Thanks so much.

If you are looking for something you can walk away from and leave mostly unattended you can't go wrong with the WSM for around $400. You will have $800 left over for meat and adult refreshment.

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