- Joined Dec 9, 2013
Hello everyone. I am totally new to smokers, but my dad asked for one for Christmas this year. I was hoping some of you nice folks could lead me in the right direction for choosing one. Some of the things I know for sure is that he wants to be able to do a turkey so size is important, but I don't know how big is needed. My budget is a maximum of $200. I live in Ohio, so nearby I have Bass Pro Shops, Menards, Cabellas, Lowes, Home Depot, Meijers and a few others. Maybe even Gander Mountain. So I need to know between propane or electric which cooks hotter, which is easier to tend to and anything else you think I should take into consideration. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Last year he got a pair of long johns and 2 flannel shirts from me, so anything anyone can add so I can do better this year would be great. Thanks very much!!!