Last weekend, my heating element went out in my MES 30. It happened in the middle of the night, with two pork shoulders going!
So, I decided, in addition to ordering a new heating element for my MES 30, I'd also buy a propane smoker so that I can always have a viable option to smoke, with or without electricity.
I've been looking at a ton of reviews on different 2 door models. I definitely want two doors so that I can add water and chips while minimizing heat loss.
I'm torn between Masterbuilt, Charbroil, Master Forge and Landmann Smoky Mountain. Can anyone here, give me any advice on which brand/model to choose? I'm looking to keep it under $250, if possible, which it appears that shouldn't be a problem.
I typically smoke at 225-240 degrees, so decent temperature control is a must. It sounds like I'll need to put seals around the doors on pretty much any model and add the needle valve.
Any insight would be much appreciated!