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Thread Starter 

I bought Jeff's (and others) books and have read them. Getting ready to start doing things and buying a good smoker. You can't work with poor tools!!

 

Now the "problems". We live in a trailer and it is possible to find us in any state, except in the winter, then it will probably be in southern Texas (Rio Grande Valley). So we are looking for something that is light, well made, and does a good job. From everything that I have read, those terms don't match up.

 

One of the great things about this is we get to try smoking from around the country, the bad is we are traveling around the country and have limited space for our own stuff.

 

Looking at the Green Egg, heavy and ceramic. How well would that hold up rolling the road? As has been described by some, a traveling earthquake at 60 MPH.

 

I was looking at a Treager (sp) pellet smoker today and that brought me to this site. And then there is the binder that they use to make the pellets. I understand that can add another issue.

 

The Bradley also look interesting. And a wide range of biscuits for different smokings.

 

So any recommendations especially from a fellow mobile traveler.

post #2 of 13
Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site. I would recommend that you look at the WSM. It's light weight, very well made, user friendly and will produce you some awesome food.

Good luck, good smokin' and stay safe in your travels, Joe
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Originally Posted by Joe Black View Post

Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site. I would recommend that you look at the WSM. It's light weight, very well made, user friendly and will produce you some awesome food.

Good luck, good smokin' and stay safe in your travels, Joe

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Mike

post #4 of 13
Welcome! My family uses a travel trailer for trips, including a few cross country, I use the Weber for charcoal or if we are going somewhere without electric and have a masterbuilt electric smoker (MES) that I use if we are going somewhere with electric and I don't want to deal with charcoal. The MES handles travel well as long as you store it right protecting the heating element from bouncing and the Weber has no problem at all (except potential ash mess!) Good luck!
post #5 of 13

texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a nice chilly day in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

Gary

post #6 of 13

Welcome to the board! Yep the WSM is probably your best bet.

post #7 of 13

I agree. You can't beat a WSM.

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanx guys-we always have electric as we have solar, generator, inverter, as well as propane (about 180 lbs - 6*30). One of the advantages of having the house hooked to the back of your truck.
post #9 of 13
Sounds like you aren't limited by fuel or power. Besides storage space your only other consideration is time and effort. WSM takes a little more effort than MES or electric.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
JW still new to the terms wsm? Weber Smoky Mountain??
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Originally Posted by Bill B001 View Post

JW still new to the terms wsm? Weber Smoky Mountain??

Yep!  WSM = Weber Smokey Mountain.  Click on the "home" tab at the top of the page and there is a list of the acronyms that we use.  

 

Mike

post #12 of 13
The WSM is also a good option because it can be separated into pieces which might help when storage space is limited.
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Originally Posted by Bill B001 View Post

JW still new to the terms wsm? Weber Smoky Mountain??
Sorry, what Mike said. Also MES is Masterbuilt Electric Smoker. That acronym page Mike mentioned is a good reference too!
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