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    Electric Smokers

    Can anyone recommend an electric smoker and where to buy it? I'm a charcoal guy but I've found it very difficult to keep a low constant heat for hours on end. I will use woods chips liberally with the electric (I promise!)

    Any help/recommendations are appreciated, Thanks.
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    It isn't electric, but we are looking at the big green egg, I understand that it works well as a smoker too and used charcoal.

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    I had a Brinkmann bullet type that worked very well but discovered the Weber Smoky Mountain charcoal smoker. It holds temps for 12 hours and more with minimal fuss.

    The Brinkmann sells for around $65. Am also considering the Masterbuilt electric for days that I'm too lazy to mess with fuel http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store ... 6eb75fbdcb

    Sams has them too.
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    I recommend Cookshack smokers. Very well insulated and a breeze to use.
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    Thanks for the recommendation. They look like they are well built and easy to use like you said. Which one do you have?
    20x40 IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo, Sta-Rite System 3 (300) Sq. ft Cart
    Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, 125,000 BTU Pentair heatpump, Polaris 280
    7' IG FG Spa, 2 HP Whisperflo, Pentair Dynamic III Cart (100) Sq. ft

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    Build one!!! Cheaper and better...

    I started out with a $50 electric smoker and now have the Cadillac of all smokers/grills/cookers...



    But the meat doesn't care what kind of cooker is creating the heat + smoke. Just that the heat is consistent and smoke is from a good hard wood. Some of my best meals came out of the $50 electric smoker.

    That said... If I were starting out all over again... I would build a poor-man's ceramic (original idea from Alton Brown)

    http://www.ntscblog.com/2005/07/little- ... ndo-q.html

    http://twothirds.org/2005/09/26/smoking ... ton-brown/

    http://homepage.mac.com/dubmann/PhotoAlbum1.html

    I think you could actually stay under $50 and end up with a better cooker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleB4me
    Thanks for the recommendation. They look like they are well built and easy to use like you said. Which one do you have?
    I have the smokette 009 model. It is the smallest of the bunch but big enough for me.
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    I use the ECB (El Cheapo Brinkmane) electric, but control it with a BBQ Guru DigiQ with the power raptor.

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    I live in Houston and just bought my second one of these. The first on lasted 25 years. They are very easy to use and cook anything.

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