I am in the business of buying a new smoker and I want a charcoal/stick burner. I have it narrowed down to four or five cabinet smokers and need any advise from people who have used them.
first is the ole hickory ultra que. It has plenty of cooking room, is pretty simple to operate and produces damn good food. I have gotten to play with a cto which is the next size up but really similar. the only issue I have is they sure are proud of the price of he ultra que. 5000plus, and that's quite a bit for someone just starting out getting into this.
second is the backwoods g2 party with wheels and a guru to stabilize the temps, I have gotten to loo at one pretty close at a competition this year and they seem to build pretty good smokers. with the add ons I want the price is pretty close to want I want to spend.
third is the stumps baby lx. there are no dealers I my area to check one out and really don't now much about gravity fed smokers at all so any help would be greatly appreciated. stumps smokers with accessories is in my neighborhood for what I want to spend, just wish I knew more about them.
fourth is Myron Mixons gravity fed smokers. they look like they are very well made and with a guru the temps should stay consistant. I got to look at one of his bigger smokers and they seemed to built like a tank. they are also in my range of spending.
fifth and finally a yoder 1500. Kinda high priced but should be able to cook everything I would want to in a competition. I have two pellet grills now and really don't know if I want to spend that kind of money on another.
someone told me not to rule out the Humphreys smokers because the are built just as good as a backwoods and you get more grill for you money. I would have play with one before I made a decision on one of hem.
I am asking for any input from you guys and gals that use any of the pits I have mentioned and send me some information about them.