I've recently joined from Central Oregon, and am overwhelmed with all the good information. I do have a couple of questions, which a quick search for on the forums failed to bring up a thread:
I am trying to decide between a Smokin-It o45 with an Auber control, and a Cookshack model # 3.
Does the Cookshack meat probe allow decent control over the cooking process, similar to the Auber, or is it just a one temp, set it and forget it?
The Smokin-it, retrofitted with an Auber, seems to me to offer more bang for the buck, in spite of being of lower quality stainless. It's a larger capacity unit, and the Auber offers a LOT of control (whether needed or not!). But the heating element of the CS Mod 3 is more powerful, allowing 300 degrees to be reached easily.
Have any of you had personal experience with both of these units, and have an opinion?