Anyone know anything about smokers? in 2020

  • Nov. 4, 2020, 7:29 a.m.
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I want to buy Andy a smoker for Christmas.
I know NOTHING. His friend has one that he recommended so I at least have an option but I figured I’d try my luck here to see if anyone has any recommendations.

I know some can be very expensive but this would be his first one. He’s a rookie. He’s never really smoked anything so I’m not going to spend $1,000+ on this. My budget is around $400.


Last updated November 04, 2020


the inky kitty. November 04, 2020

Ha. I read your title on the front page and the first thought in my head was, "My dad is a smoker. So I know a little bit."

But then I read the blurb LOL

I'm trying to convince my husband that we need a smoker. And a new grill in general. I'd like to try my hand at barbeque.

permanent daylight November 04, 2020

I know nothing about them but my dad and brother have a Traeger and they swear by them.

Hopelessly Imperfect November 04, 2020

we have a Masterbuilt John McLemore Signature Series 536.3-sq in Black Electric Smoker. Its a beginners smoker, easy to use, compact and it smokes nicely. We want a Traeger eventually but decided to go with this one to start it was 200-250 i believe at lowes

heynow November 04, 2020

Traeger has the best smokes IMO by far!

The Thirsty Oriental November 04, 2020

Depends. Looking for convenience and ease of use! Get an electric smoker or a pellet grill. Looking for authenticity? Get an offset smoker. Looking for versatility? Get a Kamado grill. I think something like the Weber Smoky Mountain is a good balance, and is around your price point.

I’ve tried them all, and I just rig my gas grill to smoke whenever I make BBQ.

trixiepink November 04, 2020

Traeger all the way

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