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Looking for a reliable smoker up to $1000

flatbroke

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craigslist and facebook market place may turn up a gently used stick burner in your area that fits your budget.
 

JC in GB

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You can get Hunsaker drum for that price if you are not averse to going with charcoal.

I have a charcoal cabinet smoker and I love it.

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How2doit?

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So this is the latest. Pit Boss wants me to take this thing apart to diagnose what is wrong. I am not a handy person and the chances of a wrong diagnose is very possible. Is there a brand that provides service if needed ?
 

JC in GB

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So this is the latest. Pit Boss wants me to take this thing apart to diagnose what is wrong. I am not a handy person and the chances of a wrong diagnose is very possible. Is there a brand that provides service if needed ?

Based on your statements, I really think you would be much happier with a low tech, charcoal smoker. They are very basic in operation, cleaning, maintenance, etc. Also, if you go with a barrel smoker, you can get replacement parts for every component. Many can be gotten at your local hardware store.

You can still get near set and forget control on a charcoal smoker by use of a pit controller.

You don't really need to be handy to hook one up or use a pit controller.

My $0.02

JC :emoji_cat:
 

How2doit?

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Based on your statements, I really think you would be much happier with a low tech, charcoal smoker. They are very basic in operation, cleaning, maintenance, etc. Also, if you go with a barrel smoker, you can get replacement parts for every component. Many can be gotten at your local hardware store.

You can still get near set and forget control on a charcoal smoker by use of a pit controller.

You don't really need to be handy to hook one up or use a pit controller.

My $0.02

JC :emoji_cat:
Makes sense. I am evaluating this option instead
 

Inscrutable

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Along those same lines, could consider the mentioned WSM or a kamado style. No mechanicals, and the kamado will outlive you.
 

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