BBQ Smoker Comparison Chart

For the convenience of our loyal readers, we have compiled this handy chart that allows our visitors to see some of the most common features of our most popular smokers.

Note:  We are currently in the process of acquiring the accurate interior cooking dimensions from the BBQ smoker manufacturers.  Please disregard the missing data in the 4th column.

BBQ Smoker Brand
and
Model Name
Consumer
Star
Rating
Electric,
Gas
or
Charcoal?
Interior
Size
(Cubic
Feet)
Warranty
(Years)
Review
and
Price
Masterbuilt 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker with Window and Remote Control
Masterbuilt 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker with Window and RF Controller
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4.5 Stars

Electric 2.00 0.25
Years

(90 Days)

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Lowest Price

Landmann 590135 Black Dog 42XT BBQ Charcoal Grill and Smoker, 506-Square Inch, BlackBBQ Smokers for Sale - Landmann 590135 Black Dog 42XT BBQ Charcoal Grill and Smoker Rate This BBQ Smoker!

4 Stars

Charcoal 3.51 1
Year
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Lowest Price

Bradley BTIS 1 Four Rack Outdoor Electric SmokerBradley BTIS1 Original 4-Rack Smoker Rate This BBQ Smoker!

4 Stars

Electric 15.88 1
Year
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Our Review

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Lowest Price

Smokin-It Model #1 Electric SmokerSmokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker Rate This BBQ Smoker!

5 Stars

Electric ??? 1
Year
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Our Review

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Lowest Price

Brinkmann 810-5305-6 Charcoal Smoker and GrillBrinkmann 810-5305-6 Charcoal Smoker and Grill Rate This BBQ Smoker!

3.5 Stars

Charcoal ??? 0.08
Years

(30 Days)

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Lowest Price

Smokin Tex 1400 Pro Series Electric BBQ SmokerSmokin Tex 1400 Pro Series Electric Bbq Smoker Rate This BBQ Smoker!

4 Stars

Electric ??? 2
Years
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Our Review

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Lowest Price

Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 22.5-Inch SmokerWeber 731001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 22.5-Inch Smoker Rate This Smoker!

5 Stars

Charcoal ??? 10
Years
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Our Review

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Lowest Price

Char-Broil Offset Smoker American Gourmet Deluxe Charcoal GrillChar-Broil Offset Smoker American Gourmet Deluxe Charcoal Grill Rate This BBQ Smoker!

3.5 Stars

Charcoal ??? 0.08
Years

(30 Days)

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Our Review

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Lowest Price

Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 18.5 Inch SmokerWeber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 18.5 Inch Smoker Rate This Smoker!

5 Stars

Charcoal ??? 10
Years
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Lowest Price

Bradley Digital 4 Rack Electric SmokerBradley Smoker Review - Bradley Digital 4-Rack Smoker Rate This BBQ Smoker!

4 Stars

Electric ??? 1
Year
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Our Review

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Lowest Price

On the far left, you will see the name and photo of each BBQ smoker.  Moving to the right, you will see the consumer rating of each smoker and then the type of fuel the smoker uses (gas, charcoal or electric).  Then, moving to the right again, you will see the interior cooking space, the warranty in years (and/or months).

The last column has a link to the review on this website, along with a link to check the best price that we’ve found for this particular BBQ smoker for sale.

Landmann 590135 Black Dog 42XT BBQ Charcoal Grill and Smoker, 506-Square Inch, Black

Manufacturer: Landmann

BBQ Smoker Type: Charcoal

List Price: $591.98

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When looking for a quality food smoker, you have a couple of different options. The most popular choices are either gas or charcoal smokers, and each one has their advantages and disadvantages.

When looking for a charcoal smoker, you need to consider temperature stability as well as the different types of flavored charcoal for the results that you are looking for.

One of the best charcoal grill/smokers we have tested is the Landmann 590135 “Black Dog” Charcoal Smoker.

The Landmann 590135 Black Dog Charcoal Grill & Smoker

The Landmann 590135 has some strong features. Each Landmann 590135 has a… Read the rest of Landmann 590135 Black Dog 42XT BBQ Charcoal Grill and Smoker, 506-Square Inch, Black

Masterbuilt Smoker Review – An Honest Look at the Masterbuilt 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker with Window and RF Controller

Manufacturer: Masterbuilt Smoker

BBQ Smoker Type: Electric

List Price: $349.95

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There are a multitude of options available to your when looking for an electric barbeque smoker; but nothing is easier to use than an electric smoker that has a RF (radio frequency) remote control.

One of the most efficient remote controlled electric smokers available on the market today is the Masterbuilt 30 inch electric smokehouse.

This is the top of the line Masterbuilt remote controlled electric smoker, and it has a number of unique features to include… Read the rest of Masterbuilt Smoker Review – An Honest Look at the Masterbuilt 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker with Window and RF Controller

FAQ: What is a BBQ smoke ring?

What is a BBQ smoke ring?Question:  I’m heard a lot about this BBQ smoke ring that I am supposed to be striving for.  Personally, I’ve been barbequing meats in my backyard smoker for a few years now, and I have never seen any sort of ring on my meat.  What the hell is everyone talking about?

Answer:  This can be a little confusing at first.  Personally, I never knew what a smoke ring was either, until a good friend of mine showed me that I was getting a nice smoke ring almost every time I smoked.

The ring that everyone is talking about can only be seen when you cut into the meat and look a cross-section of the meat you just cooked.  It is the light pink coloration that you can see just barely below the outer “crust” of the meat.

Technically, a smoke rings is little more than a chemical reaction between the water in the meat and the smoke in your BBQ smoker.  When the nitrogen dioxide mixes with the water in the meat, it turns to nitric acid and builds up where the smoke penetrates into the meat. Read the rest of FAQ: What is a BBQ smoke ring?

FAQ: What is the best charcoal for smoking?

What is the best charcoal for smoking?FAQ:  We have a charcoal smoker, and for a long time we have been using store-bought brands for smoking.

However, my brother-in-law came over one day and watched me use the store-bought stuff and told me that I should be using better charcoal.

Does it really make a difference?  If so, what is the best charcoal for smoking?

Answer:  Your brother-in-law is partly right.  If smoking is just something you do a couple of times per year and you look at “tending” to the smoker as more of a necessary evil, then don’t stress too much about it.

However, if you smoke more than a few times per year, and you possess the time, curiosity, and commitment necessary to engage in the lifelong pursuit of the perfect smoke ring, then it may be time to step up your game.

Your overall BBQ experience will be better when you use better charcoal, but truthfully, it depends on your dedication to the “art” of BBQ smoking.  Read the rest of FAQ: What is the best charcoal for smoking?

FAQ: What is the best type of wood for smoking fish?

What is the best type of wood for smoking fish?Question:  I love using my smoker to smoke turkey, brisket, ham and other meats… however, I’ve never smoked fish.  I’m very interested in smoking trout or the occasional other type of fish (both caught myself and purchased at the store).  What type of wood chunks would you recommend for this?

Answer:  Smoked fish is considered a delicacy in our home.  Although it can be a smaller meal with fewer leftovers, if you are going to take the time to smoke fish you should certainly do it the right way.

Start out with a good brine for your fish.  Using a good brine makes all the difference in smoking.  About the only thing we don’t brine is pork ribs (the meat is usually so tender to begin with and the ribs cook fast enough as to not get dried out).

The type of wood you use is a matter of choice, however we smoke our fish with the following types of wood… Read the rest of FAQ: What is the best type of wood for smoking fish?

7 Things To Consider When Shopping For An Electric Smoker

7 Things To Consider When Shopping For An Electric SmokerWherever there is a holiday meal being prepared, the battle of the titans rages: gas, charcoal or electric smoker?

It may seem like a stupid question, but the fight between electric, charcoal and gas has been going strong for years. Traditional, flavorful charcoal lost out to quick and easy gas, which then lost out to ultra quick and easy electric.

Once the cooking medium was settled on, though, there arose the question of which model is the best. So, for men and their exasperated families everywhere, the following is a comprehensive, and fairly short, buyers guide to electric smokers.

There are seven key things to look for in an electric smoker. They are, in no particular order: capacity, power requirements, durability, temperature control, quality seals, maintenance and price.

Each stands alone, but is also tied into its brethren, so each should be taken into careful consideration. Read the rest of 7 Things To Consider When Shopping For An Electric Smoker

The Bradley BTIS 1 Four Rack Outdoor Electric Smoker

Bradley BTIS1 Original 4-Rack Smoker Manufacturer: Bradley Smoker

BBQ Smoker Type: Electric

List Price: $399.99

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If you’re looking for the great taste of genuine wood smoked meat and fish, then an electric barbeque smoker is ideal for both beginner and expert smokers alike.

Why go out for barbeque when you can create it in the privacy of your own back yard?

Under review is the Bradley BTIS 1 four rack outdoor electric smoker; a unique four rack smokehouse that is easy to use and one that produces some of the best smoked food available.

Every Bradley BTIS 1 Electric Smoker comes with…. Read the rest of The Bradley BTIS 1 Four Rack Outdoor Electric Smoker

Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 22.5-Inch Smoker

When it comes to charcoal grilling, there is no more recognizable name in the industry than Weber. But a lot of people don’t realize that Weber makes a spectacular line of charcoal smokers as well.

If you are a fan of smoked meat, fish or chicken, then you may want to look at the Weber line of charcoal smokers.

They have taken their expertise in charcoal grills and applied it to charcoal smokers to create an really efficient, easy to use smoker that results in really flavorful smoked food.

The Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Charcoal Smoker Features

Each Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Charcoal Smoker has the distinctive rounded Weber design and includes… Read the rest of Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 22.5-Inch Smoker

Char-Broil Offset Smoker American Gourmet Deluxe Charcoal Grill

Char-Broil has been making a high quality line of charcoal grills for the last 25 years; and most people don’t realize that they have been applying their high quality standards into their new line of charcoal barbeque smokers as well.

Under review today is the Char-broil American Gourmet Offset Charcoal Smoker; a combination charcoal smoker and grill that actually does a great job of imparting smoked flavor to both meat and fish.

Char-Broil Offset Smoker American Gourmet Deluxe Charcoal Grill Features

Each Char-Broil American Gourmet Offset Smoker comes with… Read the rest of Char-Broil Offset Smoker American Gourmet Deluxe Charcoal Grill

The Best Brine for Smoked Turkey

The Best Brine for Smoked TurkeyBefore smoking any turkey, why not consider creating a great brine for your turkey? One of the ideal ways of getting the most flavor from your turkey (or any poultry for that matter) is to start with a great brine.

Brining your turkey adds both flavor and moisture to your turkey; and helps keep your turkey from drying out during the smoking process.

There are a multitude of ways to make a great brine for your turkey, but I like the recipe below. By using this recipe for your turkey, you will end up with a better, more flavorful, and delicious turkey once the smoking process is complete.

Here’s what we do… Read the rest of The Best Brine for Smoked Turkey

How to Make Lump Charcoal

How to Make Lump Charcoal - PhotoHere at our home office, we test a lot of smokers and therefore go through a lot of meat and partake in probably more than our fair share of delicious meals.

We try to smoke some meat about every week or so, using a variety of smokers, meats, recipes and methods.

After a while, you start running out of different things to try.  At that point, you tend to get creative… and often, that leads to taking things to the next level.

One day, we were talking to one of our neighbors about our business of reviewing and selling smokers and offering general advice on smoking.

Then, he told us the following: Read the rest of How to Make Lump Charcoal