Smoker advice - what to buy

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Smoker advice - what to buy

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A few things I’m thinking about before buying one. Presently I have a Weber Genesis II and am looking to add a smoker.

1. That won’t break the bank
2. That is heavy enough it won’t blow over in the wind. I live close to the Florida coast. Hurricanes and tropical storms make storage a concern.
3. Being able to smoke and grill would be a bonus.

Your suggestions will be appreciated.

TIA MikeK
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See this post; viewtopic.php?p=502#p502

If I needed one I'd buy this in a heartbeat. Sure beats the flimsy junk they sell in the big box stores.

I don't think you can smoke and grill at the same time on this one. It's one or the other.
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Smokin Mike wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:03 am See this post; viewtopic.php?p=502#p502

If I needed one I'd buy this in a heartbeat. Sure beats the flimsy junk they sell in the big box stores.

I don't think you can smoke and grill at the same time on this one. It's one or the other.
Just be warned that if you want to do long cooks on it, you will have to tend to it every 60-90 minutes.

I have a buddy who has a bunch of different smokers and grills (had had access to pretty much anything) and he got one of these and loves it:
https://www.masterbuilt.com/products/gr ... ill-smoker

I have never used it, but he swears by it.
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MikeK839 wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:51 am A few things I’m thinking about before buying one. Presently I have a Weber Genesis II and am looking to add a smoker.

1. That won’t break the bank
2. That is heavy enough it won’t blow over in the wind. I live close to the Florida coast. Hurricanes and tropical storms make storage a concern.
3. Being able to smoke and grill would be a bonus.

Your suggestions will be appreciated.

TIA MikeK
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SVonhof wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:01 pm Just be warned that if you want to do long cooks on it, you will have to tend to it every 60-90 minutes.
If you run just sticks then I agree with that but if you run a mix of lump charcoal and chunks then you should be recharging every 2-1/2 to 3 hours. These smaller offset cookers seem to run steadier with the lump / chunk mix. That's typically what I run in my New Braunfels which is comparable in size to the Old Country pit that I linked to. I can run 100% sticks but fire management gets a bit tricky.
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18" Weber Smokey Mountain...

Or since you want to be able to grill on it too...

22" Weber Kettle...

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