Every year around Thanksgiving, I get tempted to fry a turkey or buy a smoker. This year, I broke down bought a fryer, actually kept it this time, and made a pretty good turkey. I joked with my wife that I should probably try to smoke one at Christmas.
Well, last night the Masterbuilt Digital Electric 40inch showed up. Now its just sitting behind me in the box taunting me. While I have eaten a lot of BBQ over the last 50+ years, I have never smoked anything myself, and I'm really not sure what all I will do with it - other than the turkey that I somewhat "committed" to doing.........and possibly some ribs and fish.
My biggest concern is - did she buy the right one? After all, she married me, how good can her judgment be? I was personally torn between this one, a propane version, and the Bradley Original.
My first goal was to do a turkey (or should I just stick with frying?). If getting/keeping a smoker, it needs to be easy to use - not a bother, needs to make good tasting food, and I would like something that will last - I hate reading about all of the failures & issues, but also realize that issues and complaints motivate people to leave reviews.
Will it do a good turkey? Is it a good, or decent unit and option? What’s better at a similar price, or within a couple hundred (she got it at Academy for $299)? I have read a lot of comparison type reviews - I almost feel like I have to buy a few of them and try them myself. As of now, I don’t care too much about the different operating costs - that will only be a problem if I get deeply hooked.
Edited by FullTilt - 12/18/13 at 12:59pm