dealsmasterbuilt vertical gas smoker w/ dual door for…

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and it is now "Temporarily Unavailable" ... :/

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I don't know what to think. When updating the page it flashed temporarily unavailable, but it didn't stay there. I went partway through checkout, and it seemed to work fine. It says store pick up is not available.

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Ive been wanting a new smoker for some time now. I have a standard charcoal smoker, but I want one that is easier. It seems like I have so much trouble keeping the right temp when Im smoking and it often leads to much frustration for me, which I dont really want to have when Im doing something like that. I was thinking about getting an electrics smoker, but havent yet. I was told they just dont produce the same taste that you get from a smoker with fire.

Im thinking a gas smoker might be what Im looking for. Do they provide the taste you get from a fire burning smoker and make it easier to keep consistent temps? Im actually ready to buy a new smoker now, but just havent been able to decide. This one looks like and when I check the link it seems to be available.

Can anyone tell me if this should be suitable for what Im looking for?

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@jgarcia408: I would recommend you get an electric smoker. I've heard a lot of people say that they have a hard time smoking at lower temperatures with gas powered smokers (i.e. the gas smokers tend to run hot), although I do not know about this model in particular. I bought the electric version of this smoker and have been very pleased with it so far--since I got the electric smoker I haven't touched my charcoal smoker. I haven't noticed a decrease in flavor enough to justify using the charcoal smoker.

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@jgarcia408: it all depends on what and how you are smoking. If you are hot smoking wood is best but charcoal and gas work. That being said, Electric smokers have smoked lots of fish and meats. Personally I have 3 smokers. Wood, gas and electric. I think the digitally controlled electrics are easier to learn to use. Keep a smoking journal and write down brine mix, brine time, as well as smoking Temps, time, and wood type. Plenty of different Web sites and chat rooms for smoking. It seems everyone has a favorite type and brand of smoker. Just take your time, do your research and get the best smoker for you.

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@jgarcia408: Read lots of reviews, make sure you get what you want, and make your decision. There are many to choose from. Home Depot carries a few in the stores, which I believe may be MasterBuilt.

We got a Cajun Injector w/Glass door and temp probe 1 1/2 months ago to replace our old charcoal smoker. I had won a $150 gift certificate from Sportsman's Warehouse, so we use that to help defray the cost. After 3 uses we noticed the temp and timer control panel was off quite a bit, and the door fogged up between the glass panels. I made 1 call to Bruce's Foods and we had a new control panel and door within a week (we're in Colorado and Bruce's is in Louisiana). Both parts work perfectly, and the better half couldn't be happier. Plus, we just smoked a bunch of sea scallops wrapped in bacon yesterday! Very tasty!

Good Luck!

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I have this smoker and I like it. I did put a gasket around the doors to give it a better seal when its windy here in Chicago and I added a needle valve in the propane line to have finer control. The temperature gauge on the door is OK but I use a readi-chek dual probe thermometer for both the internal temp and the meat temp. I also bought a square cake pan to put on the bottom shelf to hold water and catch fat, it works great for keeping the bottom of the smoker clean and adding moisture beyond the built in water pan.

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I prefer a wood smoker, no charcoal or gas. Smoke for a few hours, put in the oven until almost done, smoke for another hour or so.
I also would not brine, dry rubs work best when smoking.

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Sears website says it will not accept the coupon because it is not a Sears exclusive item.