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Looking for a Small inexpensive Smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by liquiddirt, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. liquiddirt

    liquiddirt Fire Starter

    I have a WSM. Which is fantastic. The only problem I have with the WSM is when I go camping I really don't like hauling the WSM. Guess I just love it too much and would hate to bend or mess it up while camping. I am looking for a much smaller smoker. One that is also cheap. That way if I smash it while camping I haven't lost anything of great value. I would also like it to be a charcoal smoker. I can go with propane if charcoal is not available for what I am looking for. Thank you all for the help.

  2. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    small char-broil charcoal smoker--home depot--38 bucks
  3. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Brinkman makes one for around $60.
  4. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    I don't know if you would have enough room in your camping set up to do it or not, but a WSM would fit perfectly in one of those plastic 55 gallon sized barrels. Just cut off the top and set it down in there and pack a couple blankets around it.

    If you find the barrels they make an excellent wind break for the WSM as well. Cut off both ends and just slip it over the smoker on windy days. Leave a little bit on the top to set a block if you want to help weight it down on really windy days. Also, when you cut off the bottom you can do so and leave the bottom intact with a 4 inch or so side and then you have a perfect sized shallow pan to soak and clean grates.
  6. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Goose, go to Lowes and get the Gourmet ECB. It costs about 50 bucks and is somewhat like a WSM so you will be used to using it and it will add to your camping trip other than being a project. Here is a link showing which one.

  7. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  8. liquiddirt

    liquiddirt Fire Starter

    Thank you all for the info. I'm thinking the ECB may be the way to go. I love my WSM but just don't want to take the chance of it getting banged up. Thanks once again.