We are hoping to release a holiday edition buying guide in a December issue of Smoke Signals. This would be a very abbreviated edition with gift suggestions and recommendations for vendors that have excellent customer service.
There will be two distinct sections:
1) Product recommendations in various categories and subcategories. For example, Smokers under $500.00, Smokers under $1000.00, Smokers under $5,000.00
2) 'Recommended' manufacturers/vendors. This will be a designation awarded based on customer service and product quality.
Both 1 and 2 will be voted on by you, the experts.
We need some suggestions on how we can avoid vote harvesting by someone that wants to game the system.
We need a name for the recommended manufacturers/vendors. I like the alliteration of Smoke Signals Selects, but I'm not thrilled with it.
We need recommendations on product categories. So far we will have Smokers, Grills, Vinegar Based Sauce, Mustard Sauce, Red Sauce, Hot Sauce, Smoker Accessory, Grill Accessory, Instant Read Thermometer, Probe Thermometer, Chicken Rub, Beef Rub, Pork Rub, All Purpose Rub, Cooking Tools and Knives.
We need recommendations on quality manufacturer/vendors. Companies that you have worked with in the past and would be happy to do so again in the future.
Any thoughts that you might have would be appreciated.
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