- May 19, 2010
Allright guys, I am looking into purchasing a new smoker and trying to decide between a backwoods/ BBQ guru onyx or a pellet type. I am extremely interested in the pellet smokers for ease and overnight smokes but concerned about quality of these smokers. Also, I know there are some comp teams out there that use pellet smokers but have read mixed results on the flavor they produce. I guess my question is, are pellet smokers going to provide me with a product similar to an electric smoker (little to no smoke ring and a very very mild smoke flavor). Also, is there a brand that I should be cautius off. I was looking at the Traeger 075 but have discovered that the 070 and 075 are produced in China and has me a little worried. I know what the Backwoods and Onyx are capable and really like both of them but they do require some attention and looking for a smoker to have up at the lake house that would allow for some nice meals to be cooked while taking the kids out skiing etc.. Any and all comment would be greatly appreciated.