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Postby HDRider » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:19 am

I started way back with a Brinkman charcoal smoker. Did not like it. Too much work feeding it during long smokes.
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Then I went to Brinkman electric smokers. These little guys were great, except they burned out the element almost once a year and it cost almost as much as a new smoker. I had maybe four of these and went through 5 or 6 elements. They did a good job. Mine was bigger than this, but it looks like Brinkman quit making them.
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Then I got one of these. A Masterbuilt gas smoker. It was ok, but just did not smoke as well as that Brinkman electric.
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I am going back to electric and am considering this. Anyone have one? I am afraid I'll have the element problem all over again. I wish someone cared about building things to last.
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Re: Smoker

Postby M-5 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:21 pm

My dad has one and I bet he uses it 15 hrs a week. He always has something in it. Did have a control panel or element problem a while back but none since.
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Postby Kingfisher » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:41 pm

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Re: Smoker

Postby SJB » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:35 pm

Here's what you're looking for. Obviously, a little more expensive that the Chinese wal mart and bass pro junk, but not much and from all I've read, well worth the difference. I have a cabinet style propane wal mart one that hasn't rusted completely in two yet, so I'm still using it. But just as soon as it falls apart I'm buying one of these.

http://www.smokin-it.com/mobile/Category.aspx?id=5
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Re: Smoker

Postby HDRider » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:18 pm

SJB wrote:Here's what you're looking for. Obviously, a little more expensive that the Chinese wal mart and bass pro junk, but not much and from all I've read, well worth the difference. I have a cabinet style propane wal mart one that hasn't rusted completely in two yet, so I'm still using it. But just as soon as it falls apart I'm buying one of these.

http://www.smokin-it.com/mobile/Category.aspx?id=5

I do like it. $400 + $65 shipping.

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Re: Smoker

Postby HDRider » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:25 pm

Kingfisher wrote:http://www.bbqguys.com/category_path_7234.html

I like this one too..$409 free shipping, but I bet it is Chinese. Wish they said where stuff ws made.

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Re: Smoker

Postby slick4591 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:15 pm

Watch some of those smaller electrics as they will not hold an entire brisket.
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Re: Smoker

Postby HDRider » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:09 am

SJB wrote:Here's what you're looking for. Obviously, a little more expensive that the Chinese wal mart and bass pro junk, but not much and from all I've read, well worth the difference. I have a cabinet style propane wal mart one that hasn't rusted completely in two yet, so I'm still using it. But just as soon as it falls apart I'm buying one of these.

http://www.smokin-it.com/mobile/Category.aspx?id=5

I been thinking about this guy. I am trying to talk myself out of it.
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Re: Smoker

Postby tom4018 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:44 am

HDRider,
Wife bought one of the Masterbilt's like you posted pic of. Got it last fall so can't say how it holds up long term yet.
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Re: Smoker

Postby Jogeephus » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:57 am

tom4018 wrote:HDRider,
Wife bought one of the Masterbilt's like you posted pic of. Got it last fall so can't say how it holds up long term yet.


Bought my son one of these and it seemed to work pretty well. I do remember he had an issue with something on it but it wasn't much to fix.
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Re: Smoker

Postby SJB » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:42 pm

I sent them an email, they said it was "custom made to their specs" in China.
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Re: Smoker

Postby HDRider » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:23 am

SJB wrote:I sent them an email, they said it was "custom made to their specs" in China.

Dang, It being American-made just about put me over the edge to buy it. Seems like nothing is made in the USA anymore that the average guy might buy.
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Re: Smoker

Postby Jogeephus » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:11 pm

Why don't you just build one yourself?
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Re: Smoker

Postby HDRider » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:12 am

Jogeephus wrote:Why don't you just build one yourself?

I would like to. I have so many things going on right now I will have to get by with a purchased one.

I would have to equip myself, which I plan to do, but not just now.

For the sake of time...
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Re: Smoker

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:19 pm

HDRider wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:Why don't you just build one yourself?

I would like to. I have so many things going on right now I will have to get by with a purchased one.

I would have to equip myself, which I plan to do, but not just now.

For the sake of time...


Anyone ever told you that you need to re-evaluate your priorities? ;-)
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