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Hey y'all Im from south Arkansas, I hav been cooking since I was a kid and have been toying with the idea of learning the art of smoking meats. I'm looking for sugestions on good smokers not cheap p.o.s tin ones I want something that not only performs but will last for years to come. Any sugestions would be welcome thank y'all.
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Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it then smoked it.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with their opinion on the subject.


It would help us help you if you stated your preference as to type of smoker, Wood, Charcoal, Electric?

Always remember the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask!!
Keep Smokin!!!

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"I'm looking for sugestions on good smokers not cheap p.o.s tin ones I want something that not only performs but will last for years to come."


Honestly, some of the best smoked meat I've ever eaten was done in a cheap Walmart smoker...

It's all dependent on the person doing the smoking.  One thing I've learned is, you can smoke a great piece of meat on just about any smoker if you know what you're doing.  Holding temp is definitely easier in a more expensive smoker, but with a few adjustments, can be done on even the most inexpensive smoker on the market.

Now that said...  Assuming you want to smoke meat for years to come, you're going to want a custom build or a reputable smoker builder.  I like several, but you should read this forum a bit because there are reviews of all kinds of smoker types on here.  Just use the search bar and search for 'smoker review' and you'll get quite a few hits.

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Weber grill is a great place to start. They are not only for hot dogs and burgers. Can't do a large volume on them but a pork butt or a couple of racks of ribs fit. You can learn a lot about smoking on a weber. Very easy to use and hold temps well. You can picked up used for 30-50 bucks. Weber smokey mountain is even better but more money.

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What do you prefer, Wood, Charcoal, Gas or Electric? That would help to narrow it down for us to help you out. By the way Welcome!

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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a cold and chilly day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything. 


What part of South AR ?



post #7 of 8

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.

post #8 of 8

It's not the smoker but the one doing the smoking, Cooked on a $69  ECB for years



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