5 Best Smokers for BBQ Lovers
A smoking grill is a must have for any barbecue lover. Smokers bring a different flavor to the meat and will have your meat falling off the bone. Entertaining guests has never been easier and you will impress your guests for sure. The southern states, make the best smoked meat, and this blog will guide you through all the best smokers available!
1. Broil King Regal 500
This smoker is not cheap - BUT, you get the bang for your buck. The Regal is a wood pellet smoker and is one of the easiest grills to build. The 625 square inches of cast iron grate divide into five sections for easy cleaning. Not that you'll have to clean it often, but it comes with a fire pot cleaning agitator that empties the burned ashes into a container. The smokers also comes with a full rotisserie and a large pellet hopper.
This type of pellet smoker is one of the easiest to use because it comes with a computer to regulate the temperature to create a consistent temperature throughout the smoking process. The LED control panel on the Regal is one of the biggest in the market. The Regal can reach upwards of 600 degrees, making it the perfect smoker to sear steaks.
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2. Traeger Ironwood 650
This pellet grill is probably one of the most popular on the market due to its name. When compared to the Pro 575, it has a bigger grill grate and a rear exhaust system instead of a chimney. The grill comes with double insulated sidewalls to help hold the pre-set temperature consistently in cold weather.
The D2 computer interface has two extra buttons, including a "Super Smoke" button. This function produces extra smoke to infuse the meats with the flavor of the pellets, and will leave a deep pink smoke ring. The other button found on the pellet grill is a "Keep Warm" function, which is nice for the occasions when someone shows up late or perfect for keeping your smoked meats warm while you dive in for seconds. The hopper also comes with a sensor to let you know when it's time to fill her up again.
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3. Pit Boss Classic
This pellet grill is the real deal for authentic smokey flavor. Pit Boss is one of the most popular brands of pellet grills in America and is easily available at Walmart. The Pit Boss Classic has 700 square inches of grill grates and has a 21 pound pellet hopper.
The Pit Boss Classic has a digital controller to set the required temperature for smoking and uses and electrical powered auger to move the pellets to the furnace. And to justify the third place, this smoker can also sear steaks.
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4. Big Green Egg
The Big Green Egg is one of the top choices for professional chefs. Although this grill is expensive, ceramic grills like the Big Green Egg can reach upward of 750 degrees. There is a ridiculous amount of insulation in this grill, so the charcoal can stay hot for up to 10 hours. This makes the Big Green Eggs perfect for smoking over long periods of time.
This smoker comes in four sizes and multiple color selections to fit your personal style. However, since this smoker is ceramic, it is prone to break easier while assembling.
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5. Masterbuilt MES 130
Now, hear us out before you knock this smoker off your list. It is an electric smoker, however, you can smoke meats for ages in this thing, all the while it keeps a consistent temperature - because it's electric. It's also extremely affordable at a low cost of $202.
The Masterbuilt MES 130 has four chrome-plated racks making the surface area 730 square inches. You can smoke enough meat on this to feed people for days on end. All you need is an outdoor power outlet and an extension cord. Fill up the wood up chips, fill the water reservoir, and set your temperature and watch as this smoker does all the hard work for you.
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At Bigham's Smokehouse, we use an Oyler Pit to smoke all our meats. The oyler is a rotisserie pit, where there are a few different temperature zones that lead to a different type of cooking and flavor of the meat. It's an offset smoker and these are one of the best pits to use because it keeps a consistent temperature throughout the smoking process.