Heat up Your Summer with The Best Smoker Grills

Imagine a warm summer night, your friends and family all around you. Someone is playing a guitar and that sweet melody drifts over with the delicious smell from your smoker filled with succulent barbeque ribs, seasoned pork tenderloins, spicy chicken wings and juicy turkey! Yum! It makes my tummy growl! Just thinking about it! We’d all like a night like that, but who wants to go through all that research to find out what grill best suits your needs?

I was in the same boat 2 years ago, I had always wanted a smoker grill, but wasn’t sure which one to buy. I asked around and did my own research and after a lot of leg work I ended up with one that was perfect for my family’s needs. I’m going to share that knowledge so you can skip the boring research phase and jump right into the best summer of your life.

What You Will Get

Today I’m going to share all our experiences and information we gathered from our search for the best smoker grill. You will learn everything you need to know to get the right grill for you so you can have the most rocking summer ever. I’ve done all the work so you don’t have to. Sit back and enjoy my personal journey from clueless BBQ’er to the King of the smoker grill. Here’s what you need to know to do the same:

  1. Types of Smoker Grills
  2. Common features, pros and cons I faced with different types of smoker grills
  3. The expert’s opinion on the best smoker grill for each type.
  4. A price comparison for all types of smoker grills.
  5. Parts and accessories that will ease your task, while making a smokin’ dish
  6. And some small look back at my journey (I could not resist sharing those!)

A Short Look Back

Let me start off by telling how my quest for the perfect smoker began.

Two years ago, me and 2 of my friends were hanging out, drinking some beers. I had some chicken grilling on my old propane BB-Q. It turned out okay, but it didn’t have that succulent smoky fall off the bone flavor that we enjoyed at our favorite BB-Q joint.

My friend Devid told me that you didn’t have to go to an expensive restaurant to get that smoked flavor. I could get the same taste myself if I were to buy my own backyard smoker. He went on to tell me that backyard smokers are affordable and easy to use.

I was worried though. I didn’t know the first thing about smoker grills. I didn’t want just any one I wanted the best smoker grill on the market. So, we decided to embark on a journey to find the ultimate smoker. We would test them all and when we were done we’d have the party to end all parties. All our friends and family would come and check out what we found to be the King of all Smokers.

Our journey took three months of hard work. We shopped around, we asked friends and we looked high and low to make sure when we finally bought our grill it was going to be the ultimate. We did all that so you don’t have to. You just have to read on and by the end you will be ready to have the best summer ever too.

And if you’re ready here we go:

Types of Smoker Grills

Let’s start with the easy stuff and work from there. There are more than one type of smoker grills and they all have their own pros and cons. In the next few pages I’ll explain what I found out about each one.

Primarily, barbecue smokers can be divided into 4 categories-

The huge varieties of smoker grills available for sale is stunning. These categories are based on how the grill works. If you like electric products with low maintenance and little hassle you might go for an electric smoker grill. Similarly, if you like a gas operated machine than a gas smoker will be the one for you.

But if you have not decided which type of smoker will best suit your needs then read on, because you will be surprised how different all these types of grills are.

Electric Smokers

Masterbuilt 20078715

While the 3 of us were searching for the best smoker grill, we were in a deep trouble. Why? Because it seemed impossible for us to find the right smoker grill out of these hundreds of varieties.

We started with the electric smokers. We heard that these were the easiest to use. Diving right in we were determined to find out everything there was to know about these simple to use grills. Now you can too.

Set it and forget it. That’s the main attraction of electric smokers, and an important one. No lighting charcoal, no checking the fuel supply every hour or so, no messy ash to clean up. Just turn it on, crack a bear and take a snooze in your lounge chair.

Or put in a brisket before you leave for work and come home to a tender, smoky, juicy meal. Electrics need only two to four ounces of wood to give meat a smoky flavor. And if they are well insulated, you don’t have to wait for the summer months, you can use them year-round.

If you are looking for an easy-to-use and low-maintenance smoker grill, then an electric smoker is right for you.

We found that most electric smokers have these features:

  • A set and forget feature– set once as per your required settings and the smoker will do the rest itself.
  • Fuel friendly– electric smokers require electricity and wood chips to make smoke. Add your favorite wood chips for the desired smoke flavor.
  • Precision controls– electric smokers have a range of precision controls that allow you to control the cooking process exactly the way you want.
  • Fuel refills aren’t required– just plug in and use the electric smoker the way you want.
  • Simple to use– even beginners can use any electric smoker as per their requirements.
  • Safety– many conscious neighborhoods may not allow gas lines to be used for safety reasons, which leaves electric smokers the only sensible choice.
  • Affordability– compared to other smoker grills that use gas, electric smokers are more affordable.

The electric grill has a lot going for it, but we found it wasn’t for everyone.

  • Electric smokers use quite a bit of electricity, thus the cost per use can be high.
  • Using them outdoors may be a hassle as not everyone has an outside outlet.

The last one sounded odd to me. If I cannot use it outside then what would be the point to buy it? Whatever, electric smoker was not my first purchase but later on I found out that electric smoker can be helpful for me in personal everyday use. So I picked up one after finalizing my decision with my friends.

Our Pick: Masterbuilt 20075315 with RF Remote Control

So what is our best pick for an electric smoker? Curious? Yes?

The ultimate electric smoker is “Masterbuilt 20075315 with RF Remote Control”. Its design is simple, performance is great. Let me introduce you to our favorite beast.

The Masterbuilt 20075315 Front Controller Smoker with Viewing Window and RF Remote Control, 40-Inch is a smoker grill that delivers all the features you’ll want at a price you can afford. At this price point you will be able to grill enough meat to feed the whole family and any guests that might drop by.

It’s precise controls and the ability to cook different types of meats will make grilling easy. You can sit back and relax, enjoying the company of your friends and family instead of slaving over a hot grill.

If you decide that an electric smoker grill is the grill for you then check out the Masterbuilt Electric Smoker, an amazing grill the combines ease of use, flexibility and quality for your money.


Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault Large

I was thinking that electric was the way to go. Who doesn’t like easy and cheap…right? Then I met the first gas smoker operation. It happened by accident and I’m glad it did. My girlfriend and I attended a party at her parent’s place. When we arrived, we were greeted by her father and the smell of smoked pork.

My girlfriend told me her dad had just purchased a gas smoker and he loves it. I followed the smell of smoke to the grill master himself. Her dad was checking on the meat and this was my chance to ask him about his new smoker grill.

Unlike the electrical ones, I was familiar with, this one ran on a small tank of gas. Her dad told me it was perfect for him because he liked to grill more than one meat at a time and he often brought it when going to large family gatherings. Unlike the electric smoker, it was perfect if you want something portable.

My girlfriend’s dad was in love with his new smoker grill and so was I. Although I still wasn’t convinced this was perfect one for me. When I got home I did some research of my own. Here is what I found out. Decide for yourself if this is the ultimate smoker grill.

The gas smokers mainly look like a cabinet, reminiscent of high school hallway lockers. There is a burner at the bottom, usually made of brass or cast aluminum, very durable, with numerous jets. Above the burner is a shelf for a pan for the wood, and above that is a shelf for a water pan. Above that are four or more shelves for food. The bottom vents cannot be adjusted to make sure the gas gets enough oxygen. At the top there is either a chimney or a damper or two. You should always leave the top vent open all the way to prevent soot buildup on your meat.

While researching gas grills I came across these incredible features:

  • In the best gas smokers, you will get features, like precise temperature control, temperature displays, easy cleaning, and so on.
  • They are easy to use and there is no learning curve in these gas smokers to cook your favorite food.
  • All you need is a small gas tank to power these smokers. There is no need to bring any pellets or look for electrical outlets.

>>> Here is an updated blog post on hot reasons to get a vertical gas smoker. Read about all the amazing features these smokers have to offer.

One of the best things about the gas smokers is they are among the most economical smokers. This doesn’t mean that you will get an inferior product, but propane is an inexpensive fuel and the tanks are sold separately.

Here are the major pros of gas smoker grills we found:

  • Aside from being cheap in price, precise temperature control and display make it quite easy to use.
  • If you are on a tight budget, this type of smoker grill will suit you best.
  • Portability is one of the most amazing things you will find about gas smokers.
  • With gas smokers, a small portable propane tank is all you need to power it.

The major disadvantages of them are:

  • The amount of smoke is less than charcoal or pellet smokers.
  • Despite of the low cost for the body, you must pay regularly for the heat source.
  • Some people are not comfortable using gas as a heat source.

I recently prepared a tip guide on how to get that smoky flavor from a regular gas grill. The guide on adding smoke to a gas grill will take you through the steps of turning a regular propane grill into one that will infuse your meat with that smoky flavor we all crave.

Little Reminder:

Let me remind you of Byron Fuchs. Byron Fuchs was grilling for a Fourth of July party at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida. He bent over to light his propane barbecue when there was an explosion, engulfing his body in a wall of fire. “As soon as I did it, I looked down at my arm and I [saw] the skin melt off,” he said. — Today.com

Our Pick: Camp Chef Smoker 24-Inch Smoke Vault Large

Despite some of its cons, almost 8000 gas grills are used every day in the USA. Be careful and you will be safe.

But if you go for a budget friendly propane smoker then what would be your choice?

Our number 1 choice for best gas smoker is: Camp Chef Smoker 24″ ​Smoke Vault (SMV24​).

The Camp Chef smoker grill is the perfect grill for all the meat lovers out there. If you are looking for a smoker that has all the bells and whistles, then look no further. This smoker is one of the most in demand grills on the market and its versatility is the reason why.

First this smoker allows you to add a range of smoke flavors to your meat depending on your own personal taste. You can add a little mesquite to your chicken or a little hickory to your pork, it’s all up to you and your personal preferences.

That’s just the beginning, if you want grilling space and power, combined with ease of use then look no further than the Camp Chef smoker grill. It comes with two fully adjustable smoking racks and a separate jerky rack. Now let’s talk versatility and ease of use. This gas smoker has 3 damper valves, all fully adjustable and a thermometer on the door with a range of 50-550 degrees. These features will allow you to easily adjust both smoke and heat. Now let’s talk power, the total output of this smoke vault is 18,000 BTU per hour.

If you decide that the gas smoker grill is the one for you then look no further than the Camp Chef.

Charcoal Smokers

Have you heard of the gold standard smoker? You are about too. I present you the charcoal smokers. Though charcoal smokers are quite difficult to figure out in comparison to the easy to use electric smoker and cheap and portable gas smoker, these types of smokers are the queen of all smoker types.

Look at the shapes mate! The barrel or drum shaped smoker are enough to make you stand up and see what is it! Charcoal smokers are not box shaped or conventional chimney styles, these are more than that.

Before I ever tasted what, they could do, I fell in love with the design of the charcoal smokers. They stand out against the other two versions I was familiar with.

Have you ever heard the name Noah Glanville? My friend fought in Iraq as a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. We were gossiping in a local pub with beer and having smoked ribs. I was telling him all about my quest for the perfect smoker grill.

He dropped the name Noah Glanville and asked if I have heard his name. I said, “no.” My friend was excited to tell me that he fought in the same place in Iraq where Noah Glanville was. And Noah is the maker of the best charcoal smoker in the USA!

I was amused to know the story and since charcoal smokers were next on my list to check out it, it seemed the best place to start. The more I found out the deeper in love I fell with these smokers. They are the real deal, used by those who are the most serious when it comes to grilling and smoking meat. Have a look at the history of charcoal grills , it’s a fascinating look at the history of these popular smokers.

Once you taste your first bite of something that has been placed in one these flavor inducing grills you will never want to use anything else again. Charcoal smokers may not be the cheapest smoker grills, but they offer a few features that make them worth using, such as:

  • They have a distinctive taste that other types of grill cannot reproduce.
  • They use charcoal for heating the wood chips, which in turn creates the smoke. Thus the volume of smoke produced is much greater, creating a smoky flavor.
  • There are many different looks of charcoal smokers to choose from, depending on your needs and wants.
  • There are both low-budget and expensive options available for you.

There are thousands of adjectives I can use for a charcoal smoker but for now let me introduce with some of the advantages that you may get from charcoal smoker grills:

  • They can produce more smoky meat than any other type of grills or smokers.
  • Depending on your budget and requirements, there is a large variety of charcoal smokers to choose from.
  • Though they are not easy to use, the taste you get cannot be forgotten.
  • Using charcoal smokers is relatively inexpensive.

However, they are not perfect either. Here are some cons that come with charcoal smokers:

  • Starting a fire with these smokers can be a hassle, taking up quite a bit of time.
  • If starting the fire is one problem, maintaining it at the right temperature is another challenge.

Well, to be honest, the cons are only a problem for novices. These grills are for someone who wants to perfect the craft of smoking and after some experimenting you will be grilling with the best of them. I faced the same problems too when I tried a charcoal smoker for the first time. But after some practice I was grilling with the best of them. Check out my guide on how to set up a charcoal grill for smoking in just 5 steps.


Many people have asked me if a charcoal smoker is the healthiest option. They feel that gas smokers are a much healthier option. To be honest, the health factor depends on your expertise. If you want to keep the meat away from getting burnt then you need to know what you are doing. I have written a post on this. Get the facts and then you can decide which smoker is healthier.

Our Pick

Our conversation about charcoal grilling culminated in quest for the best charcoal smoker available on the market at the moment. It did not take us more than a few seconds to agree that Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker was the best option out there. The exact model we were talking about was Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain. This was in the line of Weber smokers initiated by George Stephen!

George Stephen, the creator of the first Weber grill, rightly anticipated the impact Smokey Mountain Cooker would have in the practice of charcoal smoking. He predicted that it would exceed users’ expectations which it did fantastically well. However, this kickass smoker is an ideal tool for the person who wants to take their grilling experience to the next level. It might not be the latest model, but it treasures the potentials for delicious smoked dishes for crazy smoke-meat lovers.

This porcelain coated smoker grill is known for its set-it-and-forget-it cooking style. Once you load it up with your foods and put your charcoals from the chimney starter, you can retire for about 25 minutes minding other business. This grill can sear steaks, grill fish, cook pizza and bake cookies for dessert is you would like. There is a lid thermometer for glancing at the inside temperature while cooking. To regulate the temperature just take the lid off and crank up the heat for a perfectly seared steak or keep the lid on and you can lower the temperature and have a full range of smoked meats and even something for those who have a sweet tooth.

If you decide that a Charcoal smoker grill is the right option for you then check out the Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker. It is my personal favorite at the time.

Pellet Smokers


If you are still with me, then you must love smoker grills as much as I do. What could possibly beat the queen of all BBQ smokers? I have described the easy to use electric smokers, affordable and portable gas smoker and the queen of smoker grills that most of the experts prefer, but there is still one more smoker grill I had yet to consider.

Are you ready to see where all my hard work and research has led? Do you want to know who is the KING?

Pellet Smoker Grills are the king of all 4 types of smokers. You can get hundreds of variations of pellet smokers at all price points. You can get a pellet smoker for as low as $100 or you can shell out as much as $7000 for the king of kings. The difference you will find in the taste of food and ease of use.

The pellet smoker grill is the king smoker grill, because it combines the pros of all the other grills. I know once you read all the good things there is to know about this type of smoker you will agree.

A good pellet grill will grill, roast, and smoke. A wood pellet is a small, 1/4 inch diameter piece of hardwood and looks like a long pill. Because of their small size, wood pellets burn cleanly and quickly to a fine ash.

While the pellet smokers may not be the cheapest grills that the market has to offer, they have a lot of other features that make the cost of buying them worth it in the long run.

Let us look at some of the awesome features of a common pellet smoker.

  • Wood pellet smokers primarily use pellets that are available in bulk, thus making them less expensive to use.
  • In new models, you can set the wood pellet smoker to your desired setting and leave it to cook without any other interference.
  • Wood pellet smokers can help you cook smooth and delicious meat, and the flavor can be varied using different pellets.
  • They are a source of indirect heat, making them ideal for cooking all types of meats.
  • Using wood pellet smokers is easy. You just have to set them as per your preferences and then no further effort is required.
  • Wood pellet smokers are more eco-friendly as compared to their counterparts that use gas.
  • You can get a variety of flavors in the meat being cooked- only different types of wood pellets are required for it.
  • They are the best choice for cooking various types of meat.

However, just like everything else, a wood pellet grill is not perfect in every aspect. Using it comes with a small disadvantage:

  • In manual pellet smoker you need to control the pellet feed in the smoker continuously.

With this small and ignorable con you will find that pellet smokers are the best smoker grills you can rely on.

Our Pick: The Best One I Ever Found

81SzBUsqVWL._SL1500_After our research we finally reached our destination on our first smoker grill which is… Wait, before I disclose the best pellet smoker let me tell you the criteria we took into consideration before choosing one. Because the range of 100$ – 7000$ it was not an easy task. I mainly focused on the ease of use, affordability and ease of clean. And the final result is Camp Chef PG24 Pellet Grill and Smoker BBQ.

You might be asking why I chose the Camp Chef PG24 Pellet Grill and Smoker BBQ after all the good things I said about all the other options out there. The main reason is ease of use. This grill lets you have all the flavor of a charcoal smoker, but adds the ease of use of the electric grill.

This is a quality smoker and the price reflects that, but it’s worth every penny. It’s easy to clean, the cooking surface is large, you can add different smoke flavors and the extra you spent on the smoker can be saved in the long run, since this smoker runs on inexpensive wood pellets.

Just like the gas and the electric smokers this grill will let you enjoy your party because you don’t have to be tied to the grill. Its ease of use lets you walk away and not have to constantly be checking on your meat. All this and more makes the Camp Chef PG24 the King of the smoker grills.

Parts and Accessories Will Ease Your Task in a Smoker Grill

Knowing the different types of smoker grills and what was ultimately the best for our needs was the 1st and the biggest step for all 3 of us, but not the end of our journey. Now we needed to know what accessories would make our BBQ experience the best it could be. You will want all of these accessories to make your summer the best it can be.


The 1st step to civilization was the invention of wheel. This will be applicable too when you want that your smoker gives you less hassle. Wheels on a smoker grill will make it easy for you to move it around with ease. If you are planning to get a smoker to take around different places, try getting a unit with wheels to make the portability easier.

I have chosen the pit barrel smoker package without any wheels, but that smoker is so great that I could skip this step. It will depend on you if you want your smoker to be portable.


If you do not already have a grill but would like a smoker that has one then you can go for a grill-smoker combo. The downside of it is that it will cost you some extra money. It might cause some problems if you are on a tight budget.

On the other hand it may not cause any problem because you can always buy or make a custom grill pallet when you require one.

My suggestion is, grab a suitable smoker that suits you best and then if required get a grill pallet at a later date.


You should cover your smoker to keep it clean and avoid any damage from outside elements. Most smokers do not come with a cover. The manufacturers or third parties will sell them at an extra cost.

I made a custom a cover for my smoker grill. If you do not want to take that hassle, then grab one from Amazon. It will pay for itself, by prolonging the life of your smoker by protecting it from the elements.

Side racks/tables:

This is really an important factor to look at. Side racks and shelves can help increase the total working area, thus helping you do multiple tasks while using it. They can also be used as a place to store food and other condiments, accessories and tools within reach.

But most of the cheaper smokers do not come with an added side table. Making a custom one will certainly meet your needs. Buying one from Amazon is another decent option.

Interior Movable Shelves:

Shelves will need adjustment as per the kind of meat you will cook. Adjustable shelves help you move them as needed to cook your preferred meat.

Though it is not a major consideration, because the smoker grill companies are smart enough to produce grills with interior movable shelves. But it is always better to look before you leap.

Check my blog post on the top features of the best grills and smokers for more information about all the extras that can make your smoking experience a better one.

What to Expect in Different Budget Ranges of Smoker Grills?

You now know which is the best smoker grill I chose. Maybe you agreed with me and my friends or maybe you thought another type was the best for you. Now you must decide how much you want to spend. While researching smoker grills, I saw that you can really own your personal smoker at any price. From 60$ to 7000$. The more you spend the more features like automatic start, auger control, temperature control you will get. Size will also increase with price. You can get 7-8 smoker grills under 100$. But all of them are too small to meet a family’s needs.

Before you take that final leap and buy yourself that smoker grill ask yourself these 10 questions. Check the details here.

I’m about to make the final step in purchasing your smoker grill so easy that it will be like I did it for you. I’m going to list the smokers by price and features. Now you can pick best smoker grill to meet your needs and wallet.

1. Smokers less than $100

Below the $100 price range, you can get a low capacity smoker. A good small propane gas smoker can serve up to 4 or 5 people. You can get only basic features in this price range. These small smokers are basically popular for their portability.

Some of the under 100$ available smokers are:

  1. Masterbuilt 20060416 Charcoal Bullet Smoker
  2. Old Smokey Charcoal Grill #22 (Large)
  3. Char-Broil American Gourmet Offset Smoker
  4. Masterbuilt 20050116 Portable Gas Smoker
  5. Amerihome HS07587 Stove Top Kettle Smoker
  6. Meco 5031 Charcoal Combo Water Smoker
  7. Masterbuilt 20078616 Electric Bullet Smoker

2. Smokers between $100 and $200

In this price range, the real features begin to show up and you can expect a decent smoker of all types. You will get a durable smoker that offers a range of features, including precise controls as well as decent cooking capacity.

This is also the starting line for family size electric smokers. So if you are looking for a good and decent electric smoker, you will have to raise your budget over 200$. You can get a variety of smokers with basic controls in this price range.

3. Between $201 and $400

If you look back on my best picks on each type of smoker grills, I have chosen the best electric smoker and the best charcoal smoker in this price range. It is really a decent price range for a smoker to buy.

You can get anything from electric to charcoal in this price range and the variety of options is vast here. If you are a beginner with a lot of cash to spare then this range will offer everything that you need to fall in love with American Gourmet. Authentic BBQ with capacities that can cook above 8 stacks of ribs at once is what this price range offers.

4. Between $401 and $800

If you’re looking for the best smoker grill in this price range then it is obvious that you have a lot of love for gourmet (with plenty of cash to spare!). In this range, you can get the best of all the 4 types of smoker grills with capacities that can help you feed 10 to 15 people with ease. This range will give you some of the most high-quality smokers.

My choice of the best pellet smoker falls in this price category.

5. Above $800

In this price range, the higher you go, the more you will get. There are some smoker grills that cost above $10000, offering unique features like Wi-Fi control, automatic settings, alarms, LED displays that can be viewed even in sunlight, multiple stacks and compatibility with both charcoal and gas. In fact, some of them work with electricity too. Check out the Summerset or Hasty Bake grills to get an idea of what to expect. The best part of purchasing the high end smokers is that you can use it in the winter too. These smoker grills are well made to run in extreme weather conditions.

To be honest I have barely looked or researched for these high-tech grills. My main concern is the common people who want to pass a lovely weekend with their family members. For this smoker grills available within 700/800$ is worthy enough. For commercial use people may look for those high end smokers but for now I am happy with this.

You now have an understanding of all the smoker types that are on the market. Novices are still are still known to commit these 3 blunders. Read my guide to avoid these rookie mistakes.


Recently I have made a connection with some of the local BBQ house and smoker houses who use high-tech smoker grills. Hope to work with them and give you an update.

What to Look for as You Start Shopping for One?

So mate, you have learned the basics of 4 types of smoker grills. Got a fair idea on the accessories that will ease your task and what features you may expect in what price range, right?

Now the decision is fully up to you. You can rely on my choice which I executed on the basis of 2 years of experience. On the other hand you can use your merits and experience before finalizing your decision.

But before you start hunting let me share the best smoker grill memory I ever had during this 2 years’ tour (Obviously, I will have new memories, but old is always gold, you know).

My buddies came over to christen my purchase. I had finally taken the plunge and bought what I consider the King of King Smoker Grills and who better share that first experience with than my friends. It was almost December. The night was cold and so were the beers.

After admiring the beauty that I had purchased they were bummed that we couldn’t try it. They thought it had to be too cold to use. I surprised them. My smoker was good to go even though it had started to snow.

I brought out the Camp Chef PG24 in that snow and fired it up. The other 2 prepared the turkey and spices and then started smoking the bird at 6pm in that snow! I still smile when I think of that memory. When I opened the lid of the smoker at midnight the turkey was well smoked! All 3 of us got so surprised that the smoker could do this at almost 32 degree Fahrenheit! Pretty un-believable, right?

Ok, memories are always there to look back. I’ve been around many people who use smoker grills. From novice to expert they still make mistakes. I have observed 5 major mistakes that occur over and over again. Read my article on this so you can avoid them and be the master of your grill.

As you are now armed with the right knowledge to buy the best smoker grill, it is time to know about some things worth remembering regardless of what type of smoker grills you are looking for. This will be the last few things to keep in mind while searching for the ultimate smoker.

Temperature Control

A bad thermometer will cause you to buy extra thermometers for temperature measurement. Thermostats are used in smokers for keeping the temperature in check. However, the latest models are using rheostats to get a more accurate reading. Knowing the internal temperature is critical to get the best cooking results. And you need to keep it in check if you want the best value for your money spent.

Heat Source

You need to be comfortable with the grill’s heat structure before purchasing it. This heat flow is based on the way heat is distributed within its chamber. You can also look for the smokers that have the e-smoker temp-control feature.

Resource Consumption

Electric smokers use electricity that makes them easy to use. No collecting charcoal or setting up gas pipelines. Ensure that you know what the smoker will consume and whether you are comfortable with the associated costs.

Layered Structure

A layered structure is very common in most smokers. You can go for those that have thick grids to minimize the cooking time. However, those with hollow grids give you the most delicious taste in meat or fish.

Thus, with these factors mentioned above, purchasing the best smoker grill that the market has to offer should be an easier task for you. So get the best one and grill the best meat of your life today!

Now we come to the end of my smoker quest. I used a combination of online research and real life experience to bring you the most in depth information you will get anywhere. This quest was long, but it was worth it.

Summer has almost come around again and I am excited for the first night, where the air is still warm and the sky is clear. The sound of friends laughing and joking mingle in the air with the smell of the promise of a perfect meal. Thanks to the King of Pellet Smoker Grills, my summer is going to rock.

Happy BBQing 🙂