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Looking for a reliable smoker up to $1000


Fire Starter
Joined Jun 7, 2020
I tried Pit Boss. Twice. Two different models and they both suck. Customer support ? What a joke.
Anyway, I am not here to be bashing the brand. What should I get for about $1000 that is reliable ? GO...


Master of the Pit
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Joined Jun 30, 2018
I agree with Jake.
If you're wanting to stay with a pellet grill, then check out Rec-Tec. If you're wanting to go all electric, then check out Smokin-it.

For that price and free shipping, you got some $$ leftover for meat!


Master of the Pit
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Joined Jun 13, 2017
If you are tired of moving parts and electronics you could always consider a cabinet smoker too. Backwoods chubby rims about $899. I love my 270 charcoal cabinet.

smokin peachey

Master of the Pit
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Joined Aug 1, 2016
What all are you looking for in a smoker? What do you plan on using it for? Do you intend to cold smoke? Do you want to sear with it?


Meat Mopper
Joined Jul 13, 2018
I have not. I did grill most of my life using charcoal but never smoked. Now that I am in love with briskets and the smoke flavor I don’t know where to start...
If you want to go offset bump up your budget by 50-100% to get something you won't have to replace as long as you do standard maintenance. If you enjoy the smoke flavor, offset stick burners will yield the best results, but it takes time and attention cooking on one. That being said, you can limit effort and headache by going with a quality pit.


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