- Dec 5, 2021
I retired a couple of years ago and have always grilled but ready and wanting to learn to smoke good old BBQ. Just the wife and I and will only be cooking a brisket and ribs at a time and/or a couple of butts and chicken, pork loin etc. I definitely want a stick burner because I have access to cutting all the red oaks, post oaks and white oaks I could ever use. I have set my purchase price at $1500.00 to $2000.00 and want as good of a heavy duty offset as I can get. I have been looking at the Horizon 20" Classic "Icon" and adding the convection plate. It seems to be heavy duty and the photos on their site make the unit look pretty dang nice. One question I have is on the thermometer probe port it states 1/2 inch threaded and I have purchased a nice port off of Amazon that is a touch over 3/4ths. Does anyone know if they will custom change something as simple as a port or not? Any and all recommendations for this smoker or any others you prefer, pros and cons, etc. will be extremely appreciated. Thanks to all in advance.