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Old 04-16-2017, 04:32 PM
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Who has them and what model/s do you like?

Looking for a meat smoker. Propane, pellet, charcoal? What do I need to know? I want something big enough for a whole chicken. Probably not a Turkey.

My house is at 8000' so I do need to take into account reduced heat performance.

Pretty sure I don't want electric.

This is probably my top choice so far. https://www.samsclub.com/sams/44-lp-...lp:product:1:1
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I roll a traeger for the past 5+ years. Nothing like mtn biking all day or skiing and come home and its ready to go. It's too easy. I've thought about augmenting with a real smoker or an egg recently
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Just looked at this one too. https://www.bbqguys.com/weber/22-inc...harcoal-smoker
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I roll a traeger for the past 5+ years. Nothing like mtn biking all day or skiing and come home and its ready to go. It's too easy. I've thought about augmenting with a real smoker or an egg recently
This one? http://www.traegergrills.com/shop/gr...BBQPIG.01.html
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Love my Treager! We uses it a lot all year long! It would make your old gym shorts into a delicacy you could feed to Wes and he would just think it was chicken!
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X3 on the treager.

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Old 04-16-2017, 07:11 PM
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OK, but which model are you two using? There are like 20 different models listed inline.
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Hey, i like the pig, it'. It's expensive though. I have a lil tex. I'd prefer the size of the texas. i'd say get the biggest one you can afford.

I tried to get a steer back in the day. used ones are hard to find. They even built john deere tractors when it was usa made before they went to china.


The Green mtns are step up from traegers.
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I have the Master Built 30" electric $179-at-Lowes smoker. Electric is stunningly convenient - I didn't want to be a slave to charcoal, wood chips, or whatever. For smoking wood, it takes just a handful of wood chips (no fancy disks) that are dirt cheap.

I get very consistent results, and it works well at low temps (30F) and of course when it's hotter. Easy to add chips and water. I generally set it up in the morning, a brisket or ribs smoke for a few hours, then wrap in foil and go another 4 hours. It has 4 shelves and could easily handle a medium turkey.

I suspect a glass window would be opaque in 1 hour and a drag to clean. And why not electric?
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:24 AM
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Most of the reviews I've read so far of the electric models are pretty negative on reliability.
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