I have a large and small Traeger which I use mostly for grilling. I I have a Cookshack Amerique and SM260 which I use for smoking. I bought my first Cookshack (Smokette) 25 years ago. After using it for 10 years I sold it for what I paid for it.
Used my first Cook Shack (Smokette) for 10 years Sold it 6 years ago for what I paid for it and bought an AmeriQue. 4 years ago I bought a SM 260. The only problems I've ever had with any of my Cook Shacks have been operator error. GREAT WELL BUILT SMOKERS!
I have a friend who has a BGE but wanted more capacity and easier usage so he bought a Cookshack 066 AmeriQue like mine.
He loves it as muck as I do mine.
He still used his BGE for steaks, but when he wants to smoke it goes on the AmeriQue
Nicely done! Bravo!
I like to make and save chicken broth also; you never know when it will come in handy
Thank you for adding in the food safety reminder
Well played, far too often we take it for granted everyone knows enough about food safety
The AmeriQue works as well on a small load as it does on a full load.
I wish I still had my Smokette for time when I need a little more capacity
But since I don't I had to purchase a SM260
You will love the set it and forget it ability of the AmeriQue
thominator, I just bought a factory reconditioned 260 from Cookshack with a probe, SS rib racks and a 3 year guarantee for $5000. I am interested in picking up another 260 if the price is right. Please send me a few pictures. If it is in great shape I'd offer $3000. PM me, email me, or call me...
Cookshacks are well worth the cost.
My first Cookshack was a Smokette it is 15 years old now and still working like a champ, and it has never had a part changed or needed any type of service
I sold it 5 years ago for what I paid for it, I don't know of any other brand smoker that would be...
From what I can see of the grates I’d say it hasn't had much use. By the amount of discoloration on the door and the insides I'd bet the owner was using too much wood and/or the wood he was using was green or wet. If all he wants is $275 for it I'd say jump on it and don't look back. I sold my...
I need to update my position on electric smokers.
While I still believe Cookshack makes the best electric smoker on the market without a doubt I believe MES makes a good entry level smoker.
A MES smoker will not last near as long as a Cookshack, but they don’t cost as much either and you get...
You owe it to yourself to try this one out http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/128724/the-smoke-ring-fatty
I've done it a couple of times and also used it in a class I taught last month
It's a real winner