newbie needs smoker advice!

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Original poster
Dec 31, 2013
Hi all, i have been thinking about buying a smoker for some time, now i really want one.Im looking for some tips on starter smokers. going to lean towards propane since i think its easier to maintain temp and all that stuff but like i said, i am new to this so send me your tips and tricks and what kind you reccomend. I will be using it for summer sausage, brisket or ribs. id like to shoot for under $200. cant wait to hear your feedback!
I thought about it the same way you are.  Using gas for heat and not having to mess with wood or charcoal.  I read alot of reviews and did alot of searching.  I landed on the Masterbuilt XL smoker.  Its not bad out of the box, there are a ton of mods others have already tried.  And it was under $200.  It has alot of space inside and adjustable racks to make use of all that room.  And best of all it turns out some great food. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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