- Joined May 6, 2007
Hello. I just joined. I'm getting a smoker for my 30th birthday, and I get to choose it. Somewhere $150 or under. I will probably mainly use it for pulled pork. I like the idea of being able to use an electric overnight, so am leaning towards electric. Wouldn't necessarily feel as safe about letting a propane one sit overnight without me watching it (or should I worry about that with propane?). I've seen reviews of electric vertical smokers, and it seems like many people have problems with it getting hot enough. I really like the vault front loading design of the GOSM, but they don't make it in electric (do they?). Would it be possible to remove the burner portion and rig up an electric element like you might find in electric smokers? Or would that be a really stupid idea? It would a perfect thing for me if it could be done. I appreciate any suggestions, or even links to other smokers that might be of better use for me. Thanks.