Originally Posted by MikeKy
Good afternoon All:
New to the Smoking Meat Forum but am looking to buy my first electric smoker. I currently live in Central Kentucky and enjoy cooking for my family and friends. I have tried smoking before but with very little luck, so I decided to join this forum to learn from the "Pro's. Look forward to my continued improvement in the world of 'smokin '.
My best advice would be to do your 'due diligence' and tire kick everything. Use the search bar and seek out reviews on various electric smokers and pellet smokers. I have both....and like the features both have to offer. In no way consider your first smoker to be your last....we, as smokers, tend to like gear around. Pellets are great, to me....the best of both Worlds. MES's are inexpensive to start but avoid Generation 2 models. I run a 'Smokin' It' electric, the #3 model. A little pricy, around 500 perhaps, but have had trouble free smoking from Day One. There are smaller ones for less $. If possible, head for a Lowes or Home Depot and see what they have on the floor to fondle. You will get many opinions from here on this....everybody has one.....It can be confusing....Willie