I am brand new to this forum. I have been scouring the previous topics trying to get as much knowledge as i possibly can but i am still a little bit indecisive. I am getting married in August and plan to use a little bit of the gift money for a new smoker. My budget is 300 dollars.
I am pretty set on a propane smoker based on its ability to get to higher temps if needed and due to the fact that i am also an ice fisherman and big hunter so i have plenty of propane tanks readily available.
A few things i am concerned about is size, temperature, and smoke:
Size:. i plan on doing ribs, turkey and pork butts to start so i am looking for something that can handle those with ease, but i don't need one so big as i would be only providing food for maybe 10-12 people max.
Temperature: i would like to be able to get low temps so i do plan on using a needle valve...is this necessary for most models?
Smoke: i understand that there are ways to get better smoke (cast iron skillet) but are certain models better at generating more smoke without spiking temperature?
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated as i could use all the help i can get.
Thanks in advance!