A smoker is an outdoor cooking appliance, similar to a grill. What makes a smoker different is that it can maintain low cooking temperatures for longer periods of time while simultaneously producing smoke and holding it so that the food can absorb it. A good smoker can do all of this efficiently while taking up the same amount of space a regular barbecue would.
There are many ways to smoke your food because there are several different kinds of smokers and smoker-grills available on the market. You get to choose between charcoal smokers, wood smokers, electric smokers, gas smokers, and pellet smokers. Each type comes with certain advantages and disadvantages. We will cover each type of smokers in this article and present you with some of our top picks.
Ultimately, it is up to you to choose what kind of barbecue would you like to smoke and how much time and effort are you willing to put into it.
The Different Types of Smokers
What You’ll Like
The main reason why so many people love electric smokers is that you can just set it and then forget it. And, that’s it! There is no lighting charcoal, no cleaning up the messy ashes, or checking the fuel supply frequently. With electric smokers, everything is automatic. You just put the food in, turn the smoker on, and then you can snooze in your lounge chair or spend time with your family. Or, even better, you can turn the smoker on before you go to work and then come back to a tender, smoky, juicy meal.Continue reading “Guide to Different Types of Smokers”