Insulated Smoker/Cookers

Its been a while since I’ve posted because its been very busy where I work.  We’ve been thinking of springing for an upgraded, cabinet style, insulated smoker/cooker lately.  Checking all of the Q forums there is not a lack of opinion on which one is better.  There are those that like the Backwoods, Spicewine, Stumps, and Calderas.  Each one has a lot of good points and very few bad points.

I wanted an insulated smoker primarily to have consistent cooking in the winter.  In my neck of the woods it gets pretty cold in January, February, and March.  It is not unusual to get single digit temps.  For a good cook temperature is everything.  My Weber Smokey Mountain or the offset Oklahoma Joe just can’t do a good job (I’ve tried and had to bring the meat inside to finish it off).

I ‘m only going on user feedback from forums but the consensus seems to be the aforementioned smokers are pretty closely matched.  The Stumps and the Spicewine have a couple of tie breaking features that may be attractive to some.

The Stumps has an automated stoker that allows you to put a load into the smoker and feed the fire to keep the temperature consistent.  The Spicewine team includes a custom paint job with logo that gives the owner bragging rights when showing it off.

I like the idea of showing your stuff off so I’m leaning towards the Spicewine.  Stay tuned and I will let you how it all turned out.

Regards,

TC

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5 Responses to “Insulated Smoker/Cookers”

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  1. Jay Cohen says:

    Nice job on your Website and Blog.

    Have you considered one of the Fast Eddy models? I have their Amerique, which is not legal for competition, but works fine for everyday use.

    Q on

    Jay

  2. Tony says:

    Thanks for the comment. I’m not familiar with the Fast Eddy models but I will definitely check them out.

  3. Bruce says:

    For ease of use, I like the Traeger Wood Pellet Grills myself. It's automatic, uses real wood for the fuel and flavor. Their BBQ150 Light Commercial Grill/Smoker has over 800 sq. inches of cooking surface.
    The great thing is–no babysitting needed. It allows you to get a good night's sleep while your meat cooks. I know that a good number of competition teams are using these units and WINNING RIBBONS with them.

  4. tcmtrader says:

    Yeah. I heard the Traegers were pretty good. You are just locked into using their pellets. That is the only downside that I can see

  5. Tony CM says:

    Yeah. I heard the Traegers were pretty good. You are just locked into using their pellets. That is the only downside that I can see

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