A blog post written by Meathead and published in Huffington Post gives a pretty thorough guide on buying a BBQ smoker. He goes over several important factors that you will need to consider before you make your decision, especially if you are a first time buyer. Here are some tips for anyone planning to buy BBQ smokers in Greenville, SC.
The prices of smokers vary greatly from $50 to $5,000. The higher-priced ones, of course, come with features that can make outdoor cooking a real party for at least 20 persons. The more expensive units may also be all-in-one equipment which you can use for both smoking and grilling. The choice will come down to your budget and your preferences.
Smokers use different types of fuel including charcoal, hardwood, wood pellets and propane. Some smokers are even electrically powered. For an authentic dining experience, you should look for wood smokers because they help to enhance the flavor of meats. Many choose to use charcoal smokers as they are the cost-effective option, but gas or propane-fueled smokers are the most economical, and can also heat up food the fastest.
Electric smokers provide convenience but don’t have that “smoky” flavor. On the other hand, pellet smokers can result in the kind of flavorful meats that you can get from using wood. Additionally, pellets allow for better temperature control than wood or charcoal.
Smoker sizes also vary greatly, from small bullets that would be ideal for the occasional slab of rib dinner for you and the spouse; or a large one that can crank up succulent smoked dishes for at least 20 persons on a Saturday BBQ. Also, as Meathead advises in his article, consider the width of the smoker and the size of slab it can fit. Likewise, he says, “You will want enough room to smoke a turkey, so make there is enough headspace between a rack and the top of about 1′.”
In summary, buying a smoker all boils down to how much you are willing to spend on one, how you intend to use it, and the amount of fun you want to get out of it. Check out the products offered by reliable sources such as Buchanan Fire and Outdoor. These companies may also carry a range of BBQ grills in Greensville, SC, to give you more options for your outdoor dining experience.
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