Best Offset Smoker for under $1,000?

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Re: Best Offset Smoker for under $1,000?

Postby Humphrey » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:39 pm

If you are looking to step up your game, can I suggest a Humphrey's vertical cabinet. Their Weekender line starts at $699.00.


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Re: Best Offset Smoker for under $1,000?

Postby smoke_savage » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:41 pm

The horizons seem like a super solid unit for under 1k.
Plus they draft great due to the firebox height and big chimney
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Re: Best Offset Smoker for under $1,000?

Postby Rambo » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:20 pm

my choice

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Re: Best Offset Smoker for under $1,000?

Postby Kishym » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:47 am

Traeger makes a few nice ones Great customer service. A lot of people complain about the smoke flavor but you can just leave it on the smoke setting longer or get an amazing smoke tube. I like them but make sure you can get pellets locally. Pellet grills are great when you work a lot of over time. Rain is a concern but just put a large plastic bag over the pellet hopper. Make sure you don't cover the fan up. It is at the bottom of the pellet hopper. There are times I use it a lot and times I prefer a wsm. The wsm when I have time and the Traeger when I am busy. The Traeger is underrated IMO. Probably because people don't learn how to use them to get the results they want. There is a slight learning curve but it's as simple as just leave it on the smoke setting longer or use an amazing smoke tube.
I guess it depends on price range but the Traeger is a good all around grill and smoker. I like kettles too but to smoke with them takes some planning to get the longest burn you can without refueling. It is a good starter grill that can be used as a smoker.

Does he have the time to manage a fire? Is he busy with work a lot? It just depends on his needs.

Traeger for as close to set it and forget it as you can get.

Kettle grill if he has a lot of free time.

Kamado for example like these new models, http://janeskitchenmiracles.com/best-smokers-reviewed/ if he can wait for it to warm up but can overshoot temps easily if not careful and it takes a long time for them to come down if you overshoot the temps.

I prefer my Traeger right now because of overtime but my Weber go anywhere has gotten a lot of use lately to conserve fuel and I have to come up with meals and desserts that can be done while camping out of a tent. Kind of my New toy. It just depends on what you want to do.
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Re: Best Offset Smoker for under $1,000?

Postby Chasdev » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:49 am

I love my pellet spitter for 24 hour brisket and butt cooks BUT there is no way to get stick burner wood smoke flavor out of a pellet rig.
I've used extra smoke adder devices plus running on high smoke all night and while I can taste smoke, even a cheapo offset smoker running post oak imparts better flavor.
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Re: Best Offset Smoker for under $1,000?

Postby bbqqueens » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:24 pm

bestsmokersinfo wrote:I think Traeger Junior Elite Grill review good for you !


I vote Oklahoma Joe's is the best offset smoker: The Char-Broil Oklahoma Joe’s Combo Offset Smoker is a versatile offset smoker having 2 charcoal burners and 1 gas burner. It is pretty large too with a total cooking surface of 1,060 square inch allowing you to cook a large amount of meat at one time.

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