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Old 05-18-2019, 12:33 PM   #1
Old_School
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Exclamation Best smoker to buy?

I am downsizing from a pitmaker Vault pit and am undecided on what to go to next. Pitmaker has been a awesome pit and might consider going to a smaller version.
Please share your options on traeger, eggs, and others. I only need something to cook a brisket or couple meats.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:52 PM   #2
Uncle Saggy
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I picked up a Traeger Tailgater a couple of years ago and use it several times a week..... love it
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:49 PM   #3
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Iím a Weber kettle fan. Getting ready to put a brisket on tonight before I go to bed. Can smoke, grill, rotisserie, pizza everything on it.


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Old 05-18-2019, 01:51 PM   #4
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Wsm 22”
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:52 PM   #5
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I have a Masterbuilt electric. Cheap and super easy.
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:17 PM   #6
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Traeger is hard to beat if you go the wood pellet route. Super simple and easy, so easy a monkey could cook a perfect steak on the thing.
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:19 PM   #7
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Pits by JJ. Offset smoker.
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:44 PM   #8
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Donít buy one. Just barrow one anytime you want to smoke something!
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:08 PM   #9
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Weber Smokey Mountain.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:14 PM   #10
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Bought a nice pellet smoker at Sams Club for $299. My buddy that helped put it tougher felt like it was better built than his Traeger. The pellet box is smaller, but it cooks just as well at more than half the price.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:47 PM   #11
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Just bought a Rec Tec pellet grill and enjoying it so far. It's the tail gate model 340 I believe.
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:30 AM   #12
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BGE will work for you. I do more grilling on it than smoking, but I've also have by offset for that.
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:34 AM   #13
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BGE. Can cook nearly anything on one. I've done pizza, brisket, paella, to name a few. Getting ready to do ribs for tonight.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:51 PM   #14
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Char Broil, egg, will do it all also. Even cookies!!
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:31 PM   #15
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I’ve got a 22” egg knockoff (Louisiana Grills is the maker) and it was bought for exactly what you’re describing. You can’t cook much larger than a 12lb brisket but all of the meat I’ve had on it has turned out great.
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:42 PM   #16
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Go With "The Original Pit Barrel Cooker"! Portable & Versatile

The #1 Drum Cooker In The World! Says so on their Web Page so it must be true. All in All I love both of mine.

https://www.pitbarrelcooker.com/?gcl...SAAEgJc1_D_BwE

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Old 05-19-2019, 03:54 PM   #17
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I really enjoy my Pit Boss. I don’t have any experience with other brands, but this guy does exactly what I want it to. Start up on the first crack and regulate temperature well.
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