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Unread 02-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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I got a simple question, what is the best smoker for less than $500
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Unread 02-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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WSM either 22 or 18
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#1WSM- \
#2 apparently so is the PBC it what everyone is talking about on here.
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You're gonna get a whole bunch of opinions on that one...I'd give some more details, like what you're planning to do with it.

that being said, a WSM (18 or 22, depending on what type of capacity you'll need), is in that price range, and they are easy to use, and perform very well.
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Here is simple. Take $100. Build a UDS. More than likely have money left over. Use leftover money for beer and meat. Nuff said.
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You can build a nice uds for under $100. Thats the route id go, put up the rest of the money and save it for a rainy day or another smoker or two or three or four...
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No such thing as the best smoker, but it's hard to beat an Akorn for the money (about $299 around here)- excellent smoker, and you can do much more with it, too.
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I just ordered myself a WSM 22.5 for $399 well $434 w/tax...get it on the 22nd Cant wait!
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You Dee Ess
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Quote:
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I got a simple question, what is the best smoker for less than $500



Hahaha that is no way a simple question!! Around here, that is like asking how the universe came to be..
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If your not into making a UDS Your not going to go wrong with a WSM or an Akorn
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Wsm :)
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wsm!
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WSM for me. Have cooked on a couple of UDSs as well, nice cookers as well.

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