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post #1 of 8
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Hi all

I am Chris Capo from Long Island NY.  Will be 60 in July.  My favorite food is BBQ, so thought I should learn how to smoke meat.

I do not  think I could deal with charcoal so like to go with gas or electric.  Leaning towards gas, just can not decide on which make. Do not want one to small or too big, lean towards 38 inch.  Looking online and they all look good! If any one can point me to the best one want to spend about $400,

Thanks 

post #2 of 8

Hello Chris, welcome to you.

I'm not avoiding your question, I've never used any commercially made smoker.

I built my own and it's a wattburner.

I'm thinking you'll get a lot better response though if you jump right 

out into General Discussion and ask in there.

Glad you're here, enjoy.

 

             Ed

post #3 of 8

If I had $400 bucks, I'd get a 22.5 WSM.  I've got an 18.5 but constantly wish it was bigger!  :rotflmao:

 

Mike

post #4 of 8

I would go with a 40-Inch Electric Smoker with Bluetooth by Masterbuilt. They are priced right and turn out some great BBQ.

 

Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey is a breeze with a MES, the temp control is great. Get a Maverick themocouple with the MES and your set to turn out some great Q.

 

Let us know what you do!

 

Have fun.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by redheelerdog View Post
 

I would go with a 40-Inch Electric Smoker with Bluetooth by Masterbuilt. They are priced right and turn out some great BBQ.

 

Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey is a breeze with a MES, the temp control is great. Get a Maverick themocouple with the MES and your set to turn out some great Q.

 

Let us know what you do!

 

Have fun.

Completely agree, for $400 (+TTL) you can get the Masterbuilt 40 inch from Sam's Club and the A-maze-in Pellet smoker, a rib rack or two and a sampler of wood pellets/chips.  Based on my research that is exactly what I bought today.  I already have a good thermometer to calibrate the smoker.  If i didn't I'd probably pick a mid range temp (215-225) and see how it turned out.  

 

For more info search for Bearcarver and his testing with the MES 40, convinced me that it was the way to go.

 

P.S. this is my first post on the forum, I have been smoking meat for a couple of decades in a Webber Kettle grill, finally gave up and made the plunge before the Memorial day festivities (16lb brisket, 2 rack of ribs, pork butt and 10 lbs chicken leg quarters)

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Originally Posted by Rignerd View Post
 

Completely agree, for $400 (+TTL) you can get the Masterbuilt 40 inch from Sam's Club and the A-maze-in Pellet smoker, a rib rack or two and a sampler of wood pellets/chips.  Based on my research that is exactly what I bought today.  I already have a good thermometer to calibrate the smoker.  If i didn't I'd probably pick a mid range temp (215-225) and see how it turned out.  

 

For more info search for Bearcarver and his testing with the MES 40, convinced me that it was the way to go.

 

P.S. this is my first post on the forum, I have been smoking meat for a couple of decades in a Webber Kettle grill, finally gave up and made the plunge before the Memorial day festivities (16lb brisket, 2 rack of ribs, pork butt and 10 lbs chicken leg quarters)


10-4! Shoot, I forgot about the A-mazen... LOL - I thought everyone had one!

post #7 of 8

Well sounds like the MES is the favorite.

 

If you are leaning toward gas, check out the Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24.

 

I have one & it is a very good smoker. It's easy to use easy to clean & puts out some fantastic Q.

 

Al

post #8 of 8
Welcome from SC, Chris. It's good to have you on this great site. I'm a stick burner, so I can't give you any feedback on your research.

Good luck, Joe
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