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Unread 01-16-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
CrackerJack from KC
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Default Newbie has questions about Smokers

I have been smoking Briskets, Turkeys, and Jerky for years on my 2 cheapo Brinkmann electric smokers. They work great, but I have never cooked in a smoke ring, and I am ready to get in tune with the Piromaniac inside of me.

So I have been lurking here for a while and I have a few questions.

My 1st question is does every smoker need to be modified out of the box?
Does the U in UDS reallys stand for Ugly?
Should I look at Banderas, Offsets, or just default to a WSM?
Is there a difference between a Bandera and a SKD?
Should I buy new, or try to get a deal on a higher end used one?
PS, my budget is $300.
Are there ever any deals on smokers in KC?

I am sure these questions have been answered before, but I figure this is why the forum is here to help out newbies like me.
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Last edited by CrackerJack from KC; 01-16-2008 at 10:15 PM.. Reason: Had biscuits on my brain when I spelled Briskets
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