Smoker Buying Guide



Brinkmann 810-7080-K Gourmet Electric 

Smoker and Grill

$75-$100

Brinkmann Smoker

This is the perfect smoker for anyone who is just beginning to venture into the world of smoking meat.  This simple to use electric smoker also doubles as a grill so you can cook your food a variety of different ways.  They say this baby can smoke up to 50 lbs. of food at a time!  I would recommend it more for feeding up to 8 people.  It is the perfect sized smoker to perfect your craft, then move on to a larger or more sophisticated model.  You canít beat the price at under $100!

Landmann smokerLandmann 3405GLA Gas Smoker

$125-$150
For those who prefer to cook with gas, this 34" vertical Smoker from Landmann features easy access drawers to the water pan and chip box. It has cool grip wire handles, three cooking grates, porcelain coated steel water pan and cast iron chip box.  The convenient three grate system makes for easy cooking and separation of different meats.  Gas is a great way to control your temperature and cook your food evenly.  A great option for feeding up to 20 people.  Landmann is also known for having great customer service.

Big Green Egg


Big Green Egg Charcoal Smoker - Large

$300-$500
This is for serious BBQers only!  If you are a smoking pro looking for a grill that you can really let loose on, look no further than the Big Green Egg.  This is a charcoal smoker, which many will agree gives you the most cooking options as well as the best taste.  I would suggest the large version, unless you are planning on feeding an army, then go XL.  This bad boy can handle either a 20lb turkey, 12 burgers, 6 chickens, 8 large steaks, or 7 racks of ribs at a time!  You get a nice, evenly cooked piece of meat every time.  Once you cook on one of these, your taste buds wonít want food cooked anywhere else.  Youíll also find the customer service at Big Green Egg is unbeatable.