How ya doin? I'm Michael from the home of imprisoned bureaucrats, the great state of Illinois. I am 59 yrs young with a 26 yr old son and married to a beautiful wife of 30 yrs. I love to cook and watch the Food Channel all the time. I use a Weber gas grill and just recently got the smoking bug. A friend of mine has a smoker for about 300# meat and so at a Farmers Market one day I picked up a beautiful 3# brisket and decided I would try my Coleman bullet style smoker that has been just lying around since I picked it up free on the curb of a person's house.
Last year we downsized to a townhouse and I found that the association does not permit charcoal so my smoking plans have been put on hold. So a couple of weeks ago while at Menards I saw a Smoke Hollow 30 in electric for $120.00. I bought it and then found a couple of posts that were positive about it but I also have read where Masterbuilt is a better investment, so do I return the Smoke Hollow with just the refrigerator door and no locks btw or invest in the MB w door locks? Both are analog style so either way I probably have to invest in a wireless temp gauge. Are locks necessary and like everyone else where is the best bang for my buck?