View Full Version : Smoker Decision

10-28-2013, 12:16 PM
In another thread I've been writing about the restaurant process but today I need some help. We have a choice between an ole hickory EL with a cook and hold feature and a JR Manufacturing Smoke-Master. Does anyone have any experience with either of these and which one is going to be easier to use in a restaurant setting. Both are used and are about the same price. Any and all advice is welcome! We are trying to make a decision quickly before they are gone.

10-28-2013, 01:38 PM
My personal opinion, I would go with the Ole Hickory EL. The cook and hold feature is the selling point for me.

10-28-2013, 02:20 PM
The OH is a good machine, but I like a Cvap for holding. So, the cook and hold feature is a non issue. Same cost??

10-28-2013, 02:55 PM
Yeah they're both going to be within a couple hundred dollars of each other.

Bbq Bubba
10-29-2013, 06:36 AM
If their the same price go Oyler all day long.

One cooks with wood while one flavors with wood. ;)

10-29-2013, 06:00 PM
The restaurant I work at uses the J&R Smokemaster. They never use the heating element, logs only. It is indoors under a hood system, puts out great smoke flavor.