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$400.00 looking for more size

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I have a gen 1 30 inch MES. I would like something bigger for brisket and turkey. I have up to $400.00 to spend But would like to reserve some money for cold smoking gear. I have only used electric smokers so far but am open to other types. Thanks for your insights.
Edited by eaterofshades - 12/14/14 at 3:56pm
post #2 of 10

For electric, look at Smokin-it here at SMF.  I would also prowl around the wood and charcoal smoker forums here at SMF. And ask questions.  Lots of questions. 

post #3 of 10

22.5" Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM). I have had 4 pork butts and 3 full packer briskets on mine at the same time. It's as close to set it and forget it as you can get for a charcoal smoker.

post #4 of 10
You could build a larger electric smoker..... electric element and temp controller.... Well insulated, a 110V 1500 watt element should heat it...
post #5 of 10
I'd also vote for a 22.5 WSM. For cold smoking gear you can't go wrong with one of the Amaze-n smoke generators. If you catch a sale on the WSM you should be able to get everything for under $400.
post #6 of 10

Which way do you want to go? Electric? Charcoal? Propane?

 

An ugly drum is a good way to go as well, and pretty easy to build.

post #7 of 10

If propane is in the discussion, get a Smoke Hollow 44" for $250 from Sams Club.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi All,

 

Just wanted to update you as my Smokin-it 2 arrived and I just finished the seasoning wood burn.  It is very solidly built.  I am wondering though if anyone in the northern states have left it out (covered with the cover from the company) in winter and how it has held up.

 

Thanks!

 

-Matt

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by eaterofshades View Post

Hi All,

Just wanted to update you as my Smokin-it 2 arrived and I just finished the seasoning wood burn.  It is very solidly built.  I am wondering though if anyone in the northern states have left it out (covered with the cover from the company) in winter and how it has held up.

Thanks!

-Matt

Just a thought... From experience, stuff covered up outside, will collect condensate...... From a cold night to a warmer day, the humidity is attracted to colder surfaces.... which can be metal under a cover.... Not good for electronics....
post #10 of 10

Agree with DaveOmak. Lot's of folks do cover their outdoor equipment.  And condensation can be a problem.  As well as the occasional spider or two in warmer climates. 


Edited by old sarge - 1/2/15 at 6:33am
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