Best BBQ Smoker Grills – Review Lowest Prices

It is April the time to start to think about cooking outside on barbecue. Well, you have been thinking this year like to Smoke my meat like at that restaurant your family enjoyed this winter. So it time to replace that old barbecue with a Smoker. But, which type should I buy; you have heard there are Pellet smokers, Charcoal smoker, Gas smokers and even Electric Smoker. Which brand should I buy?
Well we are going to go over each of these types and brands, to hope to help you make your choice

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Pellet Smoker Grills

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Pellet Smoker Grills

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Pellet smoker grills have been around for a long time. They use real wood pellets, that come in a variety of different wood types, that deliver unique flavors to the meats and vegetables you’re smoking. Most pellet smokers grills deliver and ignite their pellets in the same way as shown below

 

Pellet smokers are great because they allow you to set your desired temperature and walk away. You only have to check the Hooper once in a while on long smokes.  Most of the time a full Hooper will last for 4- 12 hours. Especially when doing a smoke at 180 F to 220 F.

Pellet smoker cook and smoke with a convection process – an induction fan circulates rich, hardwood smoke throughout the cooking chamber for even heat and epic flavor distribution. I have found because of the Convection Process food cooks a bit faster.

Pellet smoker are relatively easy to clean!

If you’re saying to your self okay what is the cons to a pellet smoker? You do need electric to work the auger pellet delivery system and to ignite the pellets. Not all pellet smokers have a searing spot on the grill. I use my iron pan, by heating it up at 450F on my pellet grill. Then sear the steak and lower heat to 350F to finish cooking it. This is how most of the Steak Houses do it.

Let me say here with any smoker you purchase, first season it. I will turn it on high and let it run for 15 to 20 minutes. This is to burn off any oils or anything else left on the surface of the inner chamber of your smoker. Then I let it cool, and I apply a thin layer of vegetable oil. Then light it, close top and turn it up to 425F, for another 15 to 20 minutes after reaches the 450F. Now your smoker is seasoned and ready to cook on. I recommend you check your owners Manuel for the manufactures guide on how to season your smoker.

Below is a chart comparing different Brands and some of their features and pricing

Z GRILLS PELLET SMOKER 700 SQ IN

TRAEGER TEXAS ELITE 34 PELLET SMOKER

CAMP CHEF PRO PG24 PELLET SMOKER

Smart Smoke Technology
Digital Elite Controller
Meat Temp. Probe
Pellet Hooper Capacity 20 Lbs. 18 Lbs. 18 Lbs.
HOOPER CLEAN OUT ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE TYPE WOOD PELLET
ASH CLEAN OUT SYSTEM NO NEED TO USE VACUUM TO CLEAN OUT ASH
Grilling Area Main Grilling - 519 Sq. In. / Warming 187 Sq.In. 646 Sq. Inches Main Grilling - 429Sq. In. / Warming 141 Sq. In.
Patio Cover
Best Price $549.99 $899.99 $549.00

Charcoal Smoker Grills

Charcoal smoker grills

 

charcoal smoker grills
Charcoal smoker grills
Charcoal smokers are the first type of smokers most people think of. They’re used by the pros, the Pitmasters!! Many feel the charcoal and wood gives the best taste in smoking meat. And for grilling, you can obtain very high heat for searing that aged steak you want for family dinner. Many want that experience of smoking like a Pitmaster.

Charcoal has a learning curve. You have to learn the art of venting to maintain the heat you desire and it requires more babysitting for the smoker during the cooking process. And on a big Boston Butt or Brisket that can be 12 hours. The charcoal smoker you pick should be the more expensive one, you want to stay away from the cheap ones. The low end is $99 to $200, which are a waste.

Below is a chart comparing different Brands and some of their features and pricing:

DYNA-GLO WIDE BODY VERTICAL OFFSET SMOKER

WEBER SMOKEY MT. 18-IN. CHARCOAL SMOKER

CHAR-GRILLER SMOKIN PRO 830 W/SIDE FIRE BOX

FUEL TYPE CHARCOAL CHARCOAL CHARCOAL
TEMP. GAUGE
COOKING GRATES 6 2 1
COOKING AREA 1,890 SQUARE INCHES 481 SQUARE INCHES 830 SQUARE INCHES
PATIO COVER INCLUDE
RATING ENTREE LEVEL SMOKER
LOEST PRICE $265.65 $299.00 $199.99

Vertical Gas Smoker

Gas Smoker Grills

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Vertical gas smoker is another great option for the charcoal smoker. Because it also allows you to set it to your desired temperature and forget about it. No real babysitting.

They kinda look like a small safe, some with a solid door and others with glass door. Inside the smoker vault are the selves and at the bottom is the gas burner. Above the burner are one or two metal draws. You hook up the propane and then preheat it for about 15 minutes to the desired temperature, which is between 225F and 250F. Now some Gas smokers have a knob with temperature markings, others just have “Low-Med.- High with that check the owners manual to see which setting to use”. Then there is a tray for the wood chips or chunks, so put a cup of them in ( some people feel you should soak the wood chips or chunks in water for 30 minutes, to allow them to smolder better). The heat will cause them to smolder and create your smoke. In the other tray, you can put in either water, beer, apple juice or anything that will add flavor, but the main reason is to add moisture into the chamber to keep the meat moist. After you see the smoke starting your ready to smoke your meat.

The pros to an electric smoker are

  • Low cost most are under $250. The better ones that have a better built, heavy-duty smoking chamber
  • Maybe considered portable and have a small footprint. Great for an apartment that allows gas grills.
  • Burns cleaner

The cons to an electric smoker are

  • The lower end smoker is made with thinner metals, causing them to leak smoke
  • In most of them, the shelving is too narrow to fit a full rack of ribs or big brisket.
  • Of curse, if you run out of propane you can not finish the smoking of your brisket. So you have to have an extra tank of propane.

Below is a chart comparing different Brands and some of their features and pricing:

MASTERBUILT PROPANE SMOKER 44 INCH BLACK

SMOKE HOLLOW 44 IN 2 DOOR PROPANE SMOKER

DYNA-GLO 43" WIDE BODY LP GAS SMOKER XL

COOKING CAPACITY 2,000 SQUARE INCHES 864 SQUARE INCHES 1,904 SQUARE INCHES
COOKING RACKS 4 4-COOKING,2-JERKY,1 RIB, RACKS 1 SAUSAGE HANGER 6 (ONE IS RIB RACK & INCLUDED SAUSAGE HOOKS)
GAS BURNERS 2 - 8,250 BTU 2 - 12,000 BTU COOK IN ANY WEATHER 2 - 20,000 BTU
TEMP CONTROL VARIABLE SETTING,WORK INDEPENDENTLY VARIABLE SETTING,WORK INDEPENDENTLY VARIABLE SETTING,WORK INDEPENDENTLY
PUSH BUTTON ING.
BUILD IN TEMP GAUGE
TWO DOOR ONE-COOKING AREA,2ND- FOR WOOD CHIPS & WATER ONE-COOKING AREA,2ND- FOR WOOD CHIPS & WATER ONE-COOKING AREA,2ND- FOR WOOD CHIPS & WATER
WINDOW DOOR VIEW COOKING PROGRESS VIEW COOKING PROGRESS
WOOD CHIP TRAY 1 2 1
WATER TRAY 1 1 1
LOWEST PRICE $313.09 $264.48 $254.38

Electric Outdoor Smokers

 

Electric outdoor smokers
electric outdoor smokers
Set it and forget it, is what everyone that owns an electric outdoor smoker loves. Their easy to use and do not take up much space. So if you do not have a yard and just have a patio or balcony and live in an apartment or condo, the electric smoker was made for you in mind, Most are for outdoor use, yet there are a few that can be used inside. They are lightweight, yet very durable and easy to clean. The inside walls are stainless steel.
Most electric outdoor smokers have ample cooking space anywhere between 527 to 730 sq. inches. You will find that they have chrome- coated racks and there will be between 4 to 6 racks. Which if you are cooking a large brisket you can remove a rack to make room.

You will find they are very easy to use. Some come with remote controls and a built- in meat thermometer. These allow you to walk away entertain your guest and keep track of the internal temperature of the meat you’re smoking.

To create the smoke you can put your wood chip in the tray on the bottom of unite, which heats the chips to the point the smolder and produce the smoke.


Below is a chart comparing different Brands and some of their features and pricing:

SMOKE HOLLOW 40-IN. DIGITAL,SMOKE TRONIX,BLUETOOTH

MASTERBUILT-VIEWING WINDOW RF REMOTE CONTROL

BRADLEY DIGITAL 6 RACK SMOKER

SMOKE TRONIX SMOKE COLD-FISH,CHEESE-HOT-FAST SMOKE
BLUETOOTH MONITORS COOKING & MEAT TEMP. VIA SMARTPHONE
RF REMOTE CONTROL CONTROL COOKING TEMP,, GIVE INTER.TEMP MEAT
MEAT PROBE MONITORS INTERNAL TEMP. OF MEAT MONITORS INTERNAL TEMP. OF MEAT
DIGITAL DISPLAY
COOKING RACKS 4 4 6
COOKING CAPACITY 648 SQUARE INCHES 975 SQUARE INCHES 780 SQUARE INCHES
MAX TEMP. 290 350 280
HEATING ELEMENTS 2-HEAT EFFICIENCY, BETTER SMOKE 1 - 1200 WATTS 2
BISQUETTES REPLACE WOOD CHIPS - EA.LAST 20 MIN. OF SMOKE
WOOD CHIP TRAY LARGE CAPACITY REGULAR SIZE
WATER TRAY 1 1
VIEWING WINDOW SEE COOKING PROCESS W/LIGHT YES
OUTDOOR ONLY
Ratings
LOW PRICE $439.96 $290.96 $489.90

Now You Can Make An Educated Choice For Your Smoker

Smokey Pellets by Chris hopes we presented enough information for you to choose and purchase your smoker today.

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