decision time - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > General > General Barbecue
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-01-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
BBQ NOOB
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 36
decision time

I had a thread in the member introductions about what smoker to buy. Temp control being a big factor (sometimes I get busy and don't get back to check the smoker) I have decided on an electric smoker.

From what I have read on the forum the electric seem to work well. Now I will start shopping for brands. There seem to be several good ones out there.

Can't wait to get started.

Thanks for all the info on other thread, Pete
__________________

pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
john pen's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Western NY
Posts: 5,084
Whats an electric smoker ??
__________________

__________________
"I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now. And anybody that tries to change it, has to come through me. That should be all of our attitudes.
Cause this is America and a country boy is good enough for me, son."
- Charlie Daniels
john pen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
Saint O'Que
 
Bob In Fla.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: O-Town, Florida
Posts: 1,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by john pen View Post
Whats an electric smoker ??
I think it's when something shorts out. Plenty of smoke and sparks then.

BOB
__________________
The Battle Wagon used on the BBQ Pitmasters Show "Chicken Wang, Chicken Wang, Chicken Wang" NOW lives in O-Town, Floriddy
Stump's Smoker "Baby" (Pretty in Pink)
Stump's Smoker "Tailgater"
Stump's Smoker "Monster" (01/08/2013)
Weber Smokey Joe (Homer Simpson Edition Mini BGE
Bob In Fla. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #4
BBQ NOOB
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 36
OK, OK, I give up. I just ordered the WSM from Amazon.

I actually wanted a charcoal cooker but was concerned about temp control. You guys convinced me.

Now another question. I have heard that lump charcoal is better than briquettes. Is this true and where can I find it?
pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
Cooker


 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: MI
Posts: 241
Quote:
Originally Posted by pete View Post
OK, OK, I give up. I just ordered the WSM from Amazon.

I actually wanted a charcoal cooker but was concerned about temp control. You guys convinced me.

Now another question. I have heard that lump charcoal is better than briquettes. Is this true and where can I find it?
Good choice. Might want to invest in this also-
The BBQ Guru PartyQ Temperature Control
You can go to sleep or whatever and not have to worry
MI Smoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
Max
Wizard of Que
 
Max's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 1,543
Okay that is going to start a heated debate. CHARCOAL.

Here I guess I will start it off. Me personally, I really can't stand lump. For me it always burns way to damn hot, and does not last as long as the old trusty Kingsford Blue Bag. But hey that is just my opinion. I have not had any good luck with the lump that I bought.

LOL, now people will say that, when it starts, it has a bad odor, blagh, blagh, blagh. Truly the only way YOU will find out is for you to try different things. We can only offer opinion.
__________________
Brinkmann Trailmaster Limited
Brinkmann Vertical Charcoal Smoker
Weber Spirit E-320 Propane
Weber One-Touch Silver 22-1/2"
Weber Jumbo Joe 18"
Weber Smokey Joe Gold 14"
Fully Functional UDS 22.5" Dual Layer
Max is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
john pen's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Western NY
Posts: 5,084
Im a lump guy...
__________________
"I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now. And anybody that tries to change it, has to come through me. That should be all of our attitudes.
Cause this is America and a country boy is good enough for me, son."
- Charlie Daniels
john pen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Cliff H.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Posts: 6,143
I do lump also.
__________________
" Never let a day go by "
Cliff H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:02 PM   #9
Moderator
 
wittdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West Seneca NY
Posts: 9,860
Lump
__________________
Save the gas for the criminals Q with wood...

I get more sauced then my Ribs

My Bark is as good as my Bite!

Swine so fine it's Criminal

Never trust a skinny cook!!!!!!!!
wittdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 07:52 PM   #10
Pork Butt
 
NewHeart's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 179
Lump...but not Cowboy brand (it burns too fast and makes too much ash).
__________________

__________________
Give the gift of life. Register as an organ donor today!
https://www.organdonor.gov/become.asp

18" WSM
22" OTS
NewHeart is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×