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Old July 2nd, 2018, 06:52 PM
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meat smokers

I'm thinking about getting DH a meat smoker for his birthday -


If you have one, what features do you really like?


What ones do you dislike?


any things I should look for?
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Re: meat smokers

My DH has 5 smokers. You know, Texas and all (plus it's sort of a hobby of his). One of them is custom built, and a couple others of them are customized by him. Most use wood but one uses pellets. I know very little about them except that there is a LOT to know about them. And they can be very expensive.

The first thing to do is figure out what he'd be cooking on it. DH uses a different smoker for brisket than he does ribs (and so on) plus he uses different smokers depending on how much time he wants to invest.

How much are you willing to spend?
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Re: meat smokers



I didn't know that....good thing you're letting me know

I think we'd do pork and brisket
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Re: meat smokers

The second question is - how much are you willing to spend?

The problem is maybe that I know too much (but not enough). LOL. I bought my DH his first smoker (electric, I think), thinking he'd like it for fish and cheeses. I'm not sure he ever used it. and I honestly don't even know where it is. Barbecue (and hence smokers) are very personal; it's best to let your DH pick out his own. My favorite of my DH's smokers, for example, is the one I think puts the best bark on the meat - his custom built one. I think if he had to keep only one, he'd keep his pellet smoker, just because it's probably the most consistent and easiest to use.

I think my DH could write a thesis on smokers.

(Just don't let your DH buy a propane flamethrower to get the fires going. I watch from inside the house thinking "This is why women live longer....")
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Re: meat smokers

Thank

I think I'll see if DH wants to check some out.
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