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dmayer84
02-06-2008, 09:30 PM
Looking to get a smoker, would be the first one and want to get something decent but not looking to spend that much. I have seen some people on here talk about them. Let me know your recommendations.

TX.X-30 fan
02-06-2008, 10:11 PM
I have used a Lifetyme for 10 years now and besides the fire box it looks new. Cooks great but takes some time to get it seasoned right. Some time meaning 10-20 briskets or so.

loeweb
02-06-2008, 10:13 PM
My wife was a great smoker. She quit during both pregnancies COLD TURKEY. Don't know of many that can do that. Mad she started, but happy she was able to quit again and stay quit.:D

SteveO
02-06-2008, 10:17 PM
Always sad when a guy with a comp boat wants to buy a smoker (PWC). I thought we all hated them #1 and fishermen in our line #2?

milkmania
02-06-2008, 10:26 PM
very pleased with my "Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn" smoker I got from Academy sporting goods

http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket2.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket3.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket3.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket5.jpg

Monte
02-06-2008, 10:28 PM
very pleased with my "Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn" smoker I got from Academy sporting goods

http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket2.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket3.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket3.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket5.jpg

Wow milk....... you just made me hungry

Farmer Ted
02-06-2008, 10:28 PM
can't go wrong with a Big Green Egg

you can grill with it

bake with it

smoke with it

I've had two since 1998 and I would not hestitate to get another one in a heartbeat

Hoosier Bob
02-06-2008, 10:28 PM
Sorry I misunderstood. I smoke and will relocate!;)

milkmania
02-06-2008, 10:32 PM
if you have an academy near you......

here's a link
http://www.academy.com/index.php?page=content&target=products/outdoors/grills/smokers&start=6

Monte
02-06-2008, 10:34 PM
Sorry I misunderstood. I smoke and will relocate!;)

That is awful kind of you Bob.. I'm sure he'll appreciate that..

milkmania
02-06-2008, 11:49 PM
Looking to get a smoker, would be the first one and want to get something decent but not looking to spend that much. I have seen some people on here talk about them. Let me know your recommendations.

don't overlook the benefits of a vacuum sealer.....

I smoke much more than we need, drain the juices while hot, let the briskets cool, slice it, then pour cooled juice into the sealer bags, then vacuum and freeze.

warm the brisket in a big pot of boiling water....even more tender than the day it was smoked and won't have hot spots from microwave or oven.


crap, now I'm getting hungry:mad:


note:
I found it works better if I pour the warm juice into a tall 2 quart pitcher looking thing.......put it in the refrigerator until the fat/oil/grease cools until solid, then pop that grease cap out of there, whisk the juices, and pour into each bag I make.

TMCNo1
02-07-2008, 06:13 AM
I know where there is a '86 Hyundai 2 dr. hatchback that's real cheap and smokes!

JohnE
02-07-2008, 07:30 AM
Another vote here for the BGE. Had mine for about 5 years now, and from what I undestand they will last a lifetime.

TX.X-30 fan
02-07-2008, 08:00 AM
don't overlook the benefits of a vacuum sealer.....

I smoke much more than we need, drain the juices while hot, let the briskets cool, slice it, then pour cooled juice into the sealer bags, then vacuum and freeze.

warm the brisket in a big pot of boiling water....even more tender than the day it was smoked and won't have hot spots from microwave or oven.


crap, now I'm getting hungry:mad:


note:
I found it works better if I pour the warm juice into a tall 2 quart pitcher looking thing.......put it in the refrigerator until the fat/oil/grease cools until solid, then pop that grease cap out of there, whisk the juices, and pour into each bag I make.



I always do more than 1 and seal them for later whole. Damn good looking there Milk!!! There are many heavy duty smokers out there, they can be expensive but you have to look at the life of the smoker. At this point I have about 50 bucks a year in mine.

Also the heavy gauge smokers retain heat better and therefore once the optimum temp is reached you can leave it alone for hours. That equates into more free time to consume adult beverages!!!!

thijs
02-07-2008, 11:19 AM
I know where there is a '86 Hyundai 2 dr. hatchback that's real cheap and smokes!

Ha! My first car! Mine was actually a 4 door. Bought it for $400 and praceeded to put $1200 in to the stereo.

My hyundai smoked too, even had some one tell me they thought my car was on fire...................

Monte
02-07-2008, 11:39 AM
Ha! My first car! Mine was actually a 4 door. Bought it for $400 and praceeded to put $1200 in to the stereo.

My hyundai smoked too, even had some one tell me they thought my car was on fire...................

Had a similar car once.. Couldn't pass up the CHEAP transportation... Thought it was a deal.. It it started it's impersonation of a James Bond car everywhere I went.. Needless to say that $600 dodge neon cream puff is gone;)

chudson
02-07-2008, 12:06 PM
I thought this was going to be a Thread on Jet Ski's, silly me!!!:D :rolleyes:

slalomskifreak
02-07-2008, 09:11 PM
Looking to get a smoker, would be the first one and want to get something decent but not looking to spend that much. I have seen some people on here talk about them. Let me know your recommendations.

I do quite a bit of smoking. Mostly ribs. I use a regular old Weber Kettle. Not much money and does the job just fine. I was dubbed a "Honorary Black Man" at work when I brought my ribs in, so I feel pretty good about my skills. I also have a Brinkman "Little Chief" for fish, jerky and cheese. You don't have to spend that much money, like the BGE. Good luck.

Curt

6ballsisall
02-07-2008, 09:20 PM
very pleased with my "Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn" smoker I got from Academy sporting goods

http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket2.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket3.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket3.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket5.jpg


Nice smoke ring Milk!!!

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-07-2008, 09:26 PM
this thread is smoking.

TMCNo1
02-07-2008, 09:31 PM
very pleased with my "Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn" smoker I got from Academy sporting goods

http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket2.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket3.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket3.jpg
http://www.therideinstyle.com/brisket5.jpg


Milk, that is brutiful. You really know how to make a North Carolina Pork Bar-B-Q lover cry with that beef brisket, good job!

TMCNo1
02-07-2008, 09:40 PM
Always sad when a guy with a comp boat wants to buy a smoker (PWC). I thought we all hated them #1 and fishermen in our line #2?


That's the same thing I thought, reading the thread title since it was posted and I have avoided it. I kept saying, "No he din int", then I realized when I finally read the thread, is was a cooker!:rolleyes:

parrish1
02-07-2008, 10:41 PM
big green egg, cant go wrong---you must use natural wood charcoal, bit its the bomb. Once your egg has been seasoned theres nothing better.

Farmer Ted
02-08-2008, 01:23 AM
Another vote here for the BGE. Had mine for about 5 years now, and from what I undestand they will last a lifetime.



I bought mine when I was stationed in England, we took a KC-135 to Nellis AFB in Las Vegas and I took the Egg back on my jet.

Since I didn't have a local dealer to replace anything if it broke I had to pay for shipping.

In 10 years I'm on my 3rd firebox, replaced the felt seal twice and that is the only thing that I've had to do to it

Do you post over at BGE?

sizzler
02-08-2008, 02:27 AM
if you ever come back on that jet.....can you bring me one???

milkmania
02-08-2008, 05:54 AM
I know I've posted these before but enjoy


smokin'!
http://www.therideinstyle.com/smoke.jpg

http://www.therideinstyle.com/smoke2.jpg

JohnE
02-08-2008, 07:09 AM
Do you post over at BGE?

I haven't posted on the BGE site, but I did read some threads there before I bought mine. I bought the largest one they had at the time, but I see they came out with a larger one now.

Do you have a link to that site? Or else I will just google it.

TMCNo1
02-08-2008, 08:22 AM
I haven't posted on the BGE site, but I did read some threads there before I bought mine. I bought the largest one they had at the time, but I see they came out with a larger one now.

Do you have a link to that site? Or else I will just google it.

http://biggreenegg.com/

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-08-2008, 10:09 AM
Looks like this thread is still cooking.

TMCNo1
02-08-2008, 10:16 AM
Looks like this thread is still cooking.


Like Monte said, this, 31346 is smoking!

Monte
02-08-2008, 10:28 AM
Like Monte said, this, 31346 is smoking!

I confess... I did;)

dmayer84
02-08-2008, 10:45 AM
If the green egg's were cheaper I would definately get one

Farmer Ted
02-08-2008, 12:56 PM
If the green egg's were cheaper I would definately get one



there are a couple of ways to justify (rationalize) the cost of the Egg

1. you'll save a ton of money on charcoal
-since the Egg uses natural lumpwood charcoal, when you're done cooking you close the vents which will choke the fire and what ever coal is left after the cook is there for the next cook. You'll need to stir it up a bit to get rid of the ashes and add some new coal but over time the Egg will pay for itself

2. since it's mainly ceramic there aren't any pieces parts to get rusted and wear out, the lifetime warranty will replace any parts if they "wear out or fail" try and get that with a metal smoker

3. you deserve an Egg, you work hard for your money, treat yourself:D

you have a MasterCraft boat, why get a Bayliner grill?

flipper
02-08-2008, 01:11 PM
if you have an academy near you......

here's a link
http://www.academy.com/index.php?page=content&target=products/outdoors/grills/smokers&start=6

I have the same style and works great. I spray Pam on it every once in a while, inside and out, to keep it from getting any rust.

ETC
02-08-2008, 04:15 PM
I have had a Cook Shack for about 2 years and love it. It's an electric smoker that produces a tremendous amount of smoke off of a small piece of wood. You basically set it and forget it once you learn the length of time it takes to cook various meats. Just through sharing food with friends and neighbors I know of 4 other people that have bought them and not one complaint that I am aware of. They are a little more than some electric smokers but built very well. They have a pretty loyal following of people with some online communities and such. If you consider electric you may look at one.

Eric

TX.X-30 fan
02-09-2008, 10:16 AM
Alright green egg guys this is a smoker threat not some croc wearing, granola eating porcelain cooker thing thread!!!!!!!!! This smoker thread is for real men who smoke meats or are wanting to learn the fine art of smoking meats!!!!!!!


There is another thread for the Hungarian easter egg cooker!!!!! 31374


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