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Personal goals and expectations will ultimately dictate your choice of the best BBQ smokers. Some think the more laborious the cooking in a UDS (upright drum smoker) or vertical water smoker, the more authentic the flavor. Others get the more traditional the cooking in a offset barrel smoker or even a basic smoke box, the more homemade the quality. The choice of gas or electric, charcoal or firewood smoker result in varying b-b-q tastes.
First-time and less committed barbeque cooks should begin with the low to mid-priced along with used smokers. The very best BBQ smokers are designed to streamline the task, from full electronic controls to the Lazy-Q, built-in thermometer and bottom heat shield, cost-saving combination smokers and grills or outdoor ovens. Bar-B-Chef, Big Drum Smoker, Bradley, Brinkman, Camp Chef, Char-Broil, Char-Griller, Masterbuilt, Old Smokey and Weber’s Smokey Mountain are popular choices Best Pellet Grills.
Barbeque aficionados, restaurants and chefs should zero in on high end smokers like from Big Green Egg, Cookshack, J.R. Enterprises, Lang, Klose, Pitts & Spitts, Super Cajun, The Good One, and Traeger Pellet. Full-on competition smokers, 4 to 6 grill rack refrigerator types, highly precise temperature controls, industrial strength smoking chambers built to last all emphasize quality.
Whether it’s an ancient Japanese designed ceramic smoker and thermostat switches between hot and cold smoking or handmade and custom cook-off smokers from innovative Texan David Klose, the best BBQ smokers will fire up your desire for barbecuing. They can be outfitted in concession stands and trailers perfect as mobile carts for catering and streetside bbq diners.