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post #1 of 6
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Where to even begin...

 

I just joined the forum with the intent to get some great feedback and help on buying or building a new smoker. In the last year my interest has moved from eating BBQ to making it. I have grilled for several years and feel like I know my way around that way of cooking pretty well. The only experience I have smoking meat is having set up my charcoal grill using the indirect 2-zone method, with a water/drip pan, and a foil shield between the fire and cooking area.

 

I need help in determining which way to go for a budget friendly charcoal smoker that offers consistent temp control and ease of use. I've researched some, and it appears that when operating on a lower budget, the better choices are vertical smokers. I love the idea of the UDS system like Big Poppa's kit for about $150. I'm not opposed to spending some time assembling one.

 

I'd love some feedback from some seasoned BBQ vets on what route to take and most budget friendly options.

post #2 of 6

You can build a UDS from scratch for less than that. Take a look at the UDS section. Also take a look at the Weber mini builds. You didn't say what your price range is.

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by themule69 View Post
 

You can build a UDS from scratch for less than that. Take a look at the UDS section. Also take a look at the Weber mini builds. You didn't say what your price range is.

Happy smoken.

David


Sorry about that, $100-200 is my range

post #4 of 6

Then the UDS would be a great Smoker for you,,, I see them for sale everywhere for about $150. You wouldn't have to do the work and you get a very good Smoker. :icon_rolleyes:

 

A good thing about the Barrel is you can move it easily for storage and out of the weather. :biggrin:

 

Have fun and I hope you get what you need...

 

Happy T-day and . . .

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by oldschoolbbq View Post
 

Then the UDS would be a great Smoker for you,,, I see them for sale everywhere for about $150. You wouldn't have to do the work and you get a very good Smoker. :icon_rolleyes:

 

A good thing about the Barrel is you can move it easily for storage and out of the weather. :biggrin:

 

Have fun and I hope you get what you need...

 

Happy T-day and . . .

Where is the best place to look for a UDS for sale that would already be assembled?

post #6 of 6

I've seen them in Craig's List. There are some online , but a bit more...Check the on line stores. They are out there and they are considered great, if a bit more , bite the Bullet and grab one. You cannot go wrong...

 

Have fun and truly hope you find one...

 

Be good and . . .

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