Dear BBQ Friend:
I get asked all the time... what's the best BBQ smoker to buy? My answer usually leads them in the right direction and gives them a few places to start looking.
I usually tell people about one of the following bbq smokers - most of which can be purchased in our BBQ Store...
Big Green Egg - this is an insulated vertical smoker. They start around $849
to $1100 for the large model.
Traeger Pellet Smokers - This is a nice bbq smoker that burns wood pellets. The Lil'
tex starts around $795. The digital controls and oversize hopper are a little extra though.
Electric Smokers - These are a nice, budget friendly, option. What's so nice about them
is their ease of use. And they do provide real smoke via a smoke tray. There's also less airflow because there is no fire that requires a lot of oxygen. Prices start around $200 too.
Gas Smokers - These are similar to electric smokers, but they run on LP gas. They are easy
to use and provide real wood smoke flavor. Prices start around $128.
Stumps Smoker - this is also an insulated vertical BBQ smoker with a gravity fed charcoal
system. They start around $2000.
Lang Smoker - This is a traditional offset type BBQ smoker. It is made of good thick
metal but it is not insulated. This offset BBQ smoker is unique in that it has a metal plate that runs the full length of the smoker just below the meat grate. The smoke travels all the way to the other end of the smoker,
over the meat, and out the smoke stack on the same side as the firebox. The Lang Model 60 starts at $3795.
Fast Eddy's by Cookshack - This is a very nice pellet BBQ smoker with a vertical style.
Used by many of the top BBQ competition teams. It is around $5995.
Southern Yankee - These are rotisserie BBQ smokers and they have many models to
choose from. They range from small pull behind rotisseries to large concession trailers. They start at $3750 and go up from there.
Southern Pride - These are rotisserie BBQ smokers similar to Southern Yankee. They
come in all shapes and sizes, gas, or electric. Commercial or catering or personal use. The gas can be turned off after starting so it runs totally off wood if necessary. Electricity is needed to run the rotisserie
And... their final decision usually has to do with the following factors...
BBQ Smoker Resources...
Our BBQ Store - www.bbq-book.biz
Big Green Egg - www.biggreenegg.com
Lang - www.pigroast.com
Traeger - www.traegergrills.com
Southern Pride - www.southernpride.com
Stumps Smokers - www.stumpssmokers.com
Fast Eddy - www.cookshack.com
Southern Yankee BBQ - www.sybbq.com