Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 18.5-Inch Smoker
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We rated the Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker #1 in our 2010 Round Up. This smoker is ideal for both the seasoned pro and the beginner. We had great success with our smoker whether we were cooking chickens or baby-back ribs, the meat came out perfect every time. The Smokey Mountain took next to no time to build, only 30 minutes and Read More...


Many backyard warriors focus mainly on grilling — to their food’s detriment.  Barbecue smokers allow you to bring out the flavors in beef usually only experienced at commercial barbecue joints, and the process is a lot easier than you might imagine.  User-friendly barbecue smokers are sold by reputable manufacturers including Bradley, Masterbuilt, Brinkmann and Weber — and all of these models can be conveniently purchased online with expeditious home delivery.

Depending upon the model, the majority of home barbecue smokers utilize wood chips or charcoal, but some models can hook up to a gas source — most commonly propane — in order to heat up your wood chips or other smoke source.  A barbecue smoker allows for the cooking method preferred by the best grillmasters — low and slow.  Low refers to the heat intensity.  Whereas traditional grilling entails cooking with high heat on a direct flame, smoking deploys low intensity heat.

Furthermore, a traditional barbecue subjects your food to the open air while cooking with barbecue smokers work with the lid closed thus trapping the flavors and aromas in and around your meal.  Consequently, a barbecue smoker produces a highly flavorful end product with a texture unable to be achieved using an open-air grill.

For these reasons, the most renowned bbq joints across the country smoke their meats as opposed to grill them over an open flame.  This is especially salient when it comes to ribs and pork.  Additionally, many vegetables — including corn and squash — take on an entirely new dimension when prepared in a barbecue smoker.  The best news is that even high-end barbecue smokers won’t break the bank — prices have come down now allowing suburban carnivores to create what was only previously available at the country’s best pig joints.  Expand your grilling repertoire with the addition of a barbecue grill smoker — you can quickly buy your new smoker online with just a few easy clicks.

Masterbuilt 20070106 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker (Black)
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We rated the Masterbuilt 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker our #2 Smoker of 2010. The Smokehouse Smoker is a great smoker for beginners, but not for professionals or people who have smoked in the past. Our main reason for rating this smoker #2 is based heavily on Read More...

Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 22.5-Inch Smoker
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We rated the Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Cooker #3 in our 2010 Round Up. This smoker is great for either the professional or novice. We had it assembled and ready for service in about 30 minutes. We then Read More...