Hi everyone - so glad I found this forum. I've decided to try out smoking this summer. I've never smoked food before but I love the taste and want to get into it.
I'd like to primarily smoke Bluefish, ribs, salmon & roasts/chunks (I catch fresh Bluefish myself). Convenience would be nice (set it and walk etc). From my preliminary research, it looks like electric is the way to go (cheaper than propane, temperature control, convenience etc).
Can you guys throw out some makes/models as suggestions? The Masterbuilt 20078715 looks like the latest Masterbuilt model (on Amazon for $200). I can be patient and look for deals (hopefully closer to $100-$150). Is this a good choice for a new guy?
I know nothing about smokers so would be curious to hear what some of the key features are to lookout for (and what to avoid)?
-operating cost (energy & chips)
-convenience (temperature control, timer?, minimal cleaning)
-the smoker needs to work out the box (I'm not big into customization, maybe down the road, but not for a new guy)
-flavor (it's assumed that electrics are good enough for a new guy)