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BBQ Lovers: Which Brand of Smoker Should You Choose?

Are you a barbecue lover looking for the perfect smoker to take your grilling game to the next level?  With so many manufactures and brands of smokers to choose from which one is best for the things you care about most? We break it all down  by explaining which smoker brand and smoker is best for your budget, experience level and how you intend on using your new smoker.

We've grouped the top smoker brands by three categories; entry level, mid range and professional. For each brand we feature and discuss their best value smoker. 


You don't want just any smoker - you need something that gives you great results every time without spending a fortune. The challenge is finding value without buying a lemon. Our roundup and guide features the smoker brands brand based on factors such as cost, size, performance, and industry status.

Since it’s nearly impossible to rank brads in order by "best overall brand" or "best value", (which is like comparing apples to oranges), we'll group them into three categories.These will include Entry level, Mid-range, and Professional. We'll also provide our top pick for the best smoker from each of these manufacturers. Our "top pick" isn't usually their "best model" as it relates to performance, but the perks and value that set them apart; performance, design, and overall price compared respectively to market value.


The Pit Barrel Cooker Co.

The Pit Barrel Cooker Co. is a family-owned and operated barbecue business that has revolutionized the way people cook outdoors. With their unique drum-style convection cooker, they’ve brought a new level of convenience and flavor to outdoor cooking. The company was founded by two brothers, who wanted to create something special for their family barbecues.

In short, they decided to build an innovative cooker that could take the hassle out of traditional methods of smoking food over charcoal or wood. With their patented design, they’re providing families around the world with delicious smoked meats without having to spend all day in front of a hot grill or smoker box. But that’s not the only reason, since this type of convection cooker can also be taken anywhere you and your family go.

Whether you're looking for classic barbecue flavors or want to try something new on your next camping trip, Pit Barrel Cooker Co.'s products can help make it happen quickly and easily. Now, you can finally enjoy more time with friends and family without being nursing a smoker grill all day long.

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The 18.5" CLASSIC PIT BARREL COOKER is truly a revolutionary product in the outdoor cooking space. It’s made it possible to enjoy delicious smoked meats that have been cooked to perfection without wasting time in between other important family-oriented activities. The patented design of the Pit Barrel Cooker uses convection heat to evenly cook food, producing juicy and tender results every single time.

Additionally, the lightweight and compact design makes it easy to transport, making it perfect for camping trips and more. When it comes to convenience, this cooker simply can't be beaten. The unique drum shape allows for precise temperature control, which makes it easy to maintain consistent cooking temperatures, even over long periods. Its convection style cooking makes it extremely efficient likewise.

18.5 Classic Pit Barrel ® cooker Specifications

And with its set-it-and-forget-it design, this means you don't have to worry about babysitting your food as it cooks. Just set your desired temperature and let the PIT BARREL® do its magic with no batteries or no electricity, just lean burning charcoal and a handful of wood chips. On top of that, the Pit Barrel Cooker is incredibly affordable compared to other smoking systems on the market.

For under $400, you get all the performance and design features you could ask for -making this one of the best values out there if you're looking for an efficient outdoor cooking solution. All in all, we absolutely love the 18.5" CLASSIC PIT BARREL® COOKER because of its innovative design and unbeatable price point. This convenient cooker makes it possible for anyone to enjoy delicious smoked meats with no time in between that’s lost.

You still enjoy great food with friends and family and never miss getting the best results you’re looking to achieve! Read more here in our full review and side-by-side comparison of the Pit Barrel Classic VS the Pit Barrel Jr.  If you're in the market for an affordable smoker, see our 'Best Smokers Under $500' page.


Masterbuilt is a leading manufacturer of outdoor cookers, smokers, fryers, and grills. Founded in 1973 by current CEO Eddie Pope, the company has built a strong reputation for quality products that are reliable and easy to use. With an extensive line of innovative products that are perfect for both backyard barbecues and professional-level competition cooking events, Masterbuilt has created some of the most popular outdoor cooking solutions on the market today.

From their iconic electric smokers to their top-of-the-line pellet grills and charcoal kamado models, Masterbuilt puts performance first with every product they make. And with decades of experience crafting superior outdoor cookers, you can trust Masterbuilt to help you create delicious meals your family will love.

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Masterbuilt Series 560

Masterbuilt is certainly a trusted name for selling entry-level smokers that are extremely affordable for beginner smokers looking for value. While they still sell plenty of beginner smokers, they've recently released their combo style smokers which feature charcoal-based griddles, grill style options. Plus, they work as a standard smoker and include WiFi capabilities. The Masterbuilt Series 560 is an excellent choice for those looking for combo smoker + grill.

With its WiFi capabilities, this product allows users to easily monitor and control the temperature of their food from anywhere in the world. It also has two independent cooking chambers that can be used for smoking and grilling at the same time. The patented adjustable gravity-fed charcoal system not only offers precision temperatures and control, but also reduces smoke and ash build-up within the smoker. It is affordable at around $500 with a set-it-and-forget-it design that lets you adjust the temperature with just a few touches of a button.

If you need more cooking space the 800 series is worth a look. It includes all the same features with a few additional bells and whistles.  

Green Mountain

Green Mountain Grills is an innovative company that’s changed the way people enjoy grilling. Founded in 2009, they’ve become a leader in the outdoor cooking industry with their award-winning wood pellet grills and smokers. This is mostly due to the fact they're among the first manufacturers to begin introducing smart WiFi technology into their smokers/grills. But it doesn’t stop there…

Their products provide a unique combination of convenience, reliability, and flavor for both beginner and expert grillers alike. Green Mountain Grills are designed to make outdoor cooking easy by providing you with precise temperature control from low-heat smoking to high-heat searing. With features like WiFIRE technology and Smart Smoke Control, Green Mountain Grills let you take your BBQ game to the next level.

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Normally, we wouldn't back a smoker with a cooking surface of under 250 sq. inches, but, in this case, we couldn't help ourselves. For under $400, you can have a smart smoker/pellet grill that gets the job done. On the downside, you'd have to really get creative when it comes to cooking either two full racks of ribs or "6 nice" steaks as advertised by the manufacturer in such a small space.

If you normally cook for a crowd, we recommend either steeping it up to the 'Ledge' model for around $900 but honestly, I'd rather go with the Masterbuilt 800 series at this pricepoint. If it's a pellet grill you’re after, I'd recommend ‘Grilla's Silverbac’ coming in at around the same price. Overall, the Trek pellet smoker by Green Mountain Grills provides an innovative and convenient way to enjoy grilling outdoors with its unique combination of accuracy, reliability, and flavor.

Whether you're a beginner or an expert griller that’s looking for precision temperature control, then this is more than a reliable entry-level pellet smoker for you.

Camp Chef

Camp Chef is a leader in outdoor cooking equipment, offering high-quality products that make it easy to cook outdoors. With over 25 years of experience and expertise, Camp Chef has become the go-to brand for campers, backpackers, tailgaters, and outdoor chefs alike. From their award-winning pellet grills to their innovative Dutch ovens and portable camping stoves, Camp Chef provides an extensive range of quality products that helps you enjoy your time outdoors.

No matter if you’re looking for a classic cast-iron skillet or something more modern like one of their flat-top grills –there's sure to be something from Camp Chef that meets your needs. 

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Camp Chef Smoke Pro DLX

Camp Chef also recently launched their new line of pellet grills called Woodwind. While there seems to be a lot of promise behind them, we have not yet had a chance to try them out. Starting at around $1,100 (that’s a stretch just to recommend them) based on the initial buzz alone. As a result, we'll stick with the Camp Chef Smoke Pro DLX which we have used, and comes in at an affordable price point (around $500).

The Camp Chef Smoke Pro DLX pellet grill is the perfect choice for anyone looking to take their outdoor cooking to new levels. This high-quality, durable grill offers a wide range of features that make it easy to get delicious results each and every time. With its powerful digital controller, you can quickly set your desired temperature and enjoy consistent heat ranges throughout the entire cooking process.

It has a patented ash cleanout system that gives you quick and easy access to the grease bucket for easy cleanups. It also features a large-capacity hopper, which means you don’t have to worry about constantly refilling it with wood pellets. Additionally, it’s nice to know it has a porcelain-coated cast iron grate that makes it non-stick. This provides superior heat retention and even heating across the entire surface of the grill.

The Smoke Pro DLX also includes a smoke generator that infuses your meals with flavorful, smoky goodness to boot! All of these features come together in one convenient package that makes outdoor cooking a breeze. For more, see our comparison of the best pellet grills here.



Weber is easily one of the most popular brands when it comes to smokers, and for good reason. With their high-quality materials, excellent performance, and wide range of options available in different sizes, Weber is an obvious choice for many barbecue lovers. No matter what skill level you are from beginner to Pitmaster, there’s sure to be a Weber smoker that fits your needs perfectly.

Plus, with its stylish design and durable construction, you can rest assured that your investment will last for years to come. It goes without saying that most folks will not flinch at the asking price for any Weber grill or smoker. Their products speak for themselves since everyone who owns one always has good things to say about them.

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Smoky Mountain cooker

Smoky Mountain Cooker is obviously one of our favorite brands of smokers that deserve a spot on this list. It’s a brand that’s been around for years, and its attention to detail and commitment to quality has earned them a reputation as the top smoker on the market today. The Smoky Mountain charcoal smokers are constructed with high-grade materials.

These smokers feature adjustable air vents that allow you to control the temperature in your smoker with ease. And because of their large size, you can fit enough food to serve a whole group in one go, making it perfect for larger gatherings. 

Because this smoker is so easy to use and maintain, even novice grillers can get great results from using their smoker. Weber has an excellent warranty program that covers any manufacturing defects or parts malfunctions for up to 3 years (depending on the model).

So not only do you get a high-quality smoker when you buy from them; but you also get peace of mind knowing that it's protected should anything go wrong. All in all, if you're looking for an exceptional smoker that offers both quality performance and durability at an affordable price point -look no further than Weber's Smoky Mountain Cooker!

Big Green Egg 

Big Green Egg is a company that manufactures and distributes an innovative ceramic-style outdoor cooker that looks like a big green egg. It’s designed to be a versatile, all-in-one cooking appliance for grilling, smoking, baking, roasting, and more. With its heavy-duty construction, efficient design, and airtight seal, it can reach temperatures of up to 700°F degrees while maintaining precise temperature control.

This unique feature makes the Big Green Egg one of the most popular cooking appliances on the market today. From backyard BBQs to professional chefs alike, everyone loves their Big Green Eggs! Whether you’re looking for a new way to cook or just want something that will last several years with minimal effort, this product has something for everyone!

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Medium Big Green Egg

The Big Green Egg Smoker is a fan favorite that’s nearly created a cult following. It‘s built to last with its heavy-duty ceramic construction and airtight seal, and it works great in the harshest of weather conditions. This robust design allows it to reach temperatures (up to 700°F) and allows it to maintain precise temperature control for hours. This gives cooks the ability to create a variety of dishes from roasting, smoking, baking, and more.

The sheer versatility of this appliance makes it a perfect choice for anyone looking to expand their culinary horizons. Not only does the Big Green Egg Smoker offer outstanding performance, but it looks great too! Its attractive egg-shaped design will add a touch of style to any backyard deck or patio while still providing efficient cooking results. The egg shape also provides excellent heat retention and airflow which is why it works great as a smoker too.

Being extremely user-friendly, anyone can use it no matter what their level of cooking experience may be. The company also offers a wide selection of accessories such as cooking stones, griddles, pizza peels, and more. You can literally customize your smoker to fit whatever type of meals you’re set on creating. Whether you’re grilling burgers or searing steaks, these accessories also make sure you have all the tools necessary to create gourmet meals at home.

As if all that wasn’t enough, the Big Green Egg Smoker is also incredibly affordable when considering its quality and performance compared to similar models. With prices ranging from $800-$5000 (depending on size and accessories included), there’s something perfect for everyone regardless of budget.

Kamado Joe

Kamado Joe is another American-built and family-owned company that specializes in producing the highest quality ceramic grills and smokers on the market. Founded in 2008, Kamado Joe has quickly become one of the most popular brands for outdoor cooking and BBQ entertaining. With innovative features such as their patented Divide & Conquer cooking system, heat deflector plates, airlift hinge technology, and more, Kamado Joe ensures you’ll cook with ease.

From backyard BBQs to professionally catered events, Kamado Joe provides superior grilling equipment for any occasion. Whether you're new to outdoor cooking or a seasoned veteran chef looking to upgrade your gear –trust Kamado Joe for all your grilling needs!

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Classic Joe Grill -Series I

The Classic Joe Grill -Series I is the best value smoker on the market next to the original Kamado Joe. This smoker is equipped with an array of features that make it superior to other smokers in the industry. The model also features the patented Divide & Conquer cooking system allows for various levels of heat control. This means it lets you switch between direct and indirect heat with minimal effort.  

The airlift hinge technology ensures that you can open and close the lid without fear of damaging the lid or interior components due to its unique design. Additionally, this smoker comes with a set of heat deflector plates that absorb and distribute the heat evenly throughout the chamber making it ideal for grilling and smoking. Other features include (304 grade) stainless steel grates and a firebox, as well as an adjustable top vent for better temp control.

On top of that, this grill also comes with an easy-to-clean ash drawer makes cleanup after cooking easier than ever before. With these great features, plus its amazing craftsmanship and quality build materials, the Kamado Joe is one of the most popular smokers and a great alternative to The Big Green Egg.

Grilla Grills

Here's a company that came into the market as a major competitor of Traeger Grills. They offer a grill solution that’s unmatched in quality when compared to pellet smokers that perform as well as, if not better, than Treager's Pro Series of pellet-style smokers. They have since expanded into traditional-style smokers with their Grilla series. With their commitment to excellence and superior customer service, Grilla Grills continues to be an industry leader in grilling technology.

Top Pick

Grilla Alpha Connect

The Grilla Alpha Connect pellet smoker is the latest evolution in pellet smoker design, offering consumers the best of both worlds when it comes to grilling. This unique and innovative design focuses on convenience and versatility when it comes to pellet smokers. They’re also top-notch for providing superior temperature control and providing an outstanding smoky flavor that makes your grilled foods taste even better.

Thanks to its dual-walled construction and lower barrel, the Alpha Connect can accommodate more fuel for longer cook times. Yet, if you want to get that perfect roasted flavor without babysitting your grill, Alpha Connect is your answer. As if 500 square inches of cooking space wasn’t enough, bigger meals make it a cinch to prepare as well. But don't let more grill space fool you, it also comes with built-in safety perks so you can monitor what's going on inside easier.

These features include an easy-to-read digital controller that allows you to adjust temperatures precisely, helping you find the ideal temperature for whatever you're grilling. It has a hopper lid with a built-in thermometer that senses when temperatures go too high or too low. The way you’ll always know if it's safe to continue cooking without any guesswork. In addition, thanks to its heavy-duty construction and stainless steel material, it’ll last for years!

 If you’re one of those looking for a top-of-the-line solution for pellet smokers, Alpha Connect is right for you. With that combination of built-in convenience, control, and loads of smoky flavor, this makes an excellent purchase for anyone who loves grilled food.


Known as the original pellet grill manufacturer, Traeger is responsible for singlehandedly introducing the world to pellet-style smokers. Ironically, this wasn't without help from a large marketing campaign at a time when America was looking for an easy way to produce quality barbecue. Founded in 1985, they’ve been providing customers with quality grills and accessories for decades.

Their patented design uses wood pellets as fuel to create ideal and evenly-distributed cooking temperatures. This eliminates traditional hot spots and gives your food a unique flavor you don’t often get with ordinary grills. With their wide range of products, they offer entry-level models perfect for beginners to high-end options with all the bells and whistles. Traeger is the name that makes it easy to find the perfect pellet grill for your needs.

Top Pick

Pro 575

Traeger's Pro series of grills is the house that this brand built. But hold on one second since they've recently released their Ironwood and Timberline series starting at $1800 and ranging to around $4,000- we're gonna stick with the Pro Series 575 as our top pick for now. We've used the Pro 575 and Pro 780 to compare to other pellet grills (as the gold standard) since it always seems to be the best performer, but not the best for value.

However, in today's market price of around $800, they provide plenty of value simply for their refined pellet grill technology that never disappoints. When comparing the Pro 575 to other pellet smokers on the market, it stands out for its ability to reach high temperatures quickly and maintain them over long periods. The grill's patented design uses convection heat to evenly distribute smoke and heat throughout the interior, ensuring your food is cooked evenly.


Karubecue (KBQ)

 Karubecue (KBQ) is revolutionizing the way smokers are designed. It’s a new product that combines traditional smoking techniques with modern technology providing unparalleled experiences in backyard cooking and smoking. KBQ takes the guesswork out of creating perfectly smoked dishes, making it easier than ever for anyone to become a master smoker without much effort.

With its advanced digital control system, you can easily customize your temperature and smoke level settings to get just the right amount of smoke flavor into your food. And with its unique design, KBQ also offers superior heat distribution throughout the chamber for even cooking results every time! No matter what your BBQ level is now, Karubecue will help make sure you have delicious smoked foods every time!

It is no surprise that they've become an industry leader in changing the way people barbecue. But did you know they’ve been praised for their innovative designs and features for simplifying the traditional smoking process? It’s not often that news and magazine outlets such as The New York Times, GQ Magazine, and Serious Eats have all taken notice of how foolproof the Karubecue system is for just about everyone who loves great BBQ.

Now even though it’s revolutionized barbeque grills and smokers with a unique digital control system, what else makes it work? We’ve learned that this system allows users to adjust temperatures and smoke levels with ease, which unlocks a new level of flavor that was previously unattainable. In addition to this technology, KBQ has also implemented many other features that make it stand out from traditional grill smokers.

Its unique design enables superior heat distribution through the chamber that ensures consistent cooking results. It’s further constructed with high-grade stainless steel, making it sturdy and durable enough to withstand years of backyard usage. Perhaps it’s all of these advanced features that have enabled KBQ to quickly become a top choice among professional Pitmasters across the globe.

Chefs such as Adam Perry Lang have recommended Karubecue products as a must-have for any serious barbecuer or smoker enthusiast looking to expand their skills and perfect their craft. As such, KBQ has undeniably revolutionized the barbecue industry and helped expand its reach by introducing more people to the art of smoking foods.

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The KBQ C-60 PIT smoker is an unmatched product in its price point due to its innovative design and features. It features an advanced digital control system that makes it easy to customize the temperature and smoke level settings to get just the right amount of flavor into meat and food. The unique design further provides great heat distribution throughout the chamber for evenly cooked results, with stainless steel construction giving it durability and strength to last.

Professional pitmasters consider this wonder smoker to be a must-have for any serious barbecuer or smoker looking to simplify their barbecuing time. The combo of built-in bells and whistles makes it easier than ever for beginners to get started with smoking foods too. Overall, KBQ's C-60 PIT smoker is an unbeatable value for anyone looking for a great quality smoker that packs a lot of punch at the price they offer!

Myron Mixon Smokers

Welcome to the wild world of competition barbecue. Myron Mixon smokers are designed to help competition barbecue pit-masters achieve their goals of creating the perfect smoked meats. They come in a range of models and have features that make barbecuing easier, as Myron Mixon smokers have become the go-to choice for many professional and amateur pit masters alike.

Whether you’re looking for an entry-level smoker or one with more advanced features, Myron Mixon has something to fit your needs. The company's commitment to quality and customer satisfaction ensures that each smoker is built to last, giving you years of deliciously smoked foods. So if you’re serious about smoking meat, there’s no better brand than Myron Mixon Smokers to get the job done right.

Here are the main four types of smokers offered by Myron Mixon Smokers

BARQ -Pellet Series

Pellet grills are obviously designed for serious competition barbecue. They feature a high-powered pellet system that ensures consistent heat and smoke levels, as well as precision temperature controls. They also have insulated double-walled construction which helps keep the temperature inside ready and steady during those long and slow cooking stretches. But more importantly, you’ll want to have just as much info on what’s going on inside likewise.

That’s why it includes a digital controller that further allows users to easily set their desired temperature and monitor it throughout the cook. Now you’ll have excellent control of smoke and temperatures for any kind of grilling or smoking task that comes along.

Gravity Smokers Series

These smokers are designed with an efficient reverse flow system, and deliver consistent heat throughout the cooking chamber, allowing for even and efficient smoking. Their insulated construction further helps retain heat and smoke levels, while the adjustable air damper gives users full control over their cook. Additionally, each smoker comes equipped with a digital controller that allows users to easily monitor their temperature and adjust it as needed.

H20 Smoker Series

Myron Mixon's H20 Smoker Series is designed for competition barbecue but is really meant for those who love professional water smokers. This smoker features a patented “H2O” water smoker technology, which allows users to control their smoking process in an efficient and precise manner. You can even hook up a water source to keep the water pan full as you need to create plenty of regulated steam for each cook.

This system also utilizes two chambers with one containing wood chips that create smoke, and the other containing water which helps regulate temperature and consistent steam. The air damper allows for precise airflow control so that you can tailor your cook for different types of meats. The construction for the dampers and smoker itself is built to last with very few parts of this smoker that feel cheap or flimsy, it's simply built like a tank!

It also further features double-insulated construction that keeps heat and smoke levels consistent inside the ample cooking chamber too. It’s very simple to connect and monitor your meats with digital controllers with these water smokers, giving you further control over temperature and smoke levels. Plus, since this smoker requires no electricity or propane, it's perfect for use alongside other charcoal grills, and gas grills that you own.

Commercial Smokers

You may have heard that Myron Mixon's MMS series of commercial smokers are the perfect choice for restaurants, catering companies, and professional barbecue cooks. Constructed from heavy-duty stainless steel and designed for maximum efficiency, these smokers provide superior performance and durability. The double-walled construction helps retain heat and smoke levels, while the adjustable air damper allows users to precisely control their cooking process.

On top of that, all smokers in the MMS series come equipped with an easy-to-use digital controller that allows users to monitor temperature and smoke levels throughout their cook. The MMS series also offers a range of features that make smoking easier than other brands of commercial smokers. These include a pellet hopper system for easy loading and refilling of pellets during long cooks, as well as a quick start system that gets your smoker up and running!

Each smoker is built with an advanced insulation system that helps regulate internal temps, even during prolonged cooks. And with Myron’s commitment to quality materials, you

Bet that your smoker will last for years to come. For anyone looking for the best in commercial smokers, the MMS series by Myron Mixon is sure to impress.

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Lang BBQ Smokers

Since 1988, Lang BBQ Smokers has been a leader in competition-style smokers sold on the market. Ever since they were founded by Ben Lang, their company has become an iconic name within the barbecue industry, offering high-quality smokers that are designed to last. With over 30 years of experience and expertise, Lang BBQ Smokers specializes in producing top-of-the-line products for both backyard enthusiasts and professionals of all levels.

From their original reverse flow offset smoker designs to their innovative drum smokers—each model is made with precision craftsmanship and boasts superior performance features that BBQ enthusiasts love! These include heavy steel construction, adjustable air dampers for temperature control, firebox doors for easy access to fuel loading, and great insulated cooking chambers that help lock in tons of flavor.

And though Lang BBQ Smokers specialize in making their smokers for BBQ competitions, they’re slowly moving closer to providing a line that’s practical for everyday home cooking fans. As it goes, most weekend BBQ cooks still feel that Lang products are too big and expensive for most everyday use in an average backyard.

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36" Original Patio

You should know that the 36" Original Patio model is not the best smoker offered by Lang, but we like it because it's the most versatile and doesn't require a trailer. When looking to make your BBQ weekend top-notch in your own backyard or hauling it off to a local BBQ cook-off, this model serves the best of both worlds. Obviously, the 36" Original Patio smoker from Lang is an excellent choice for anyone looking for great versatility.

It's considered a large-scale smoker with plenty of praise from professional reviewers for the added convenience it features. Packed with heavy steel construction, adjustable air dampers for temperature control, firebox doors for easy access to fuel loading, and insulated cooking chambers that lock in flavor, it’s a win-win smoker on all fronts. It does have a total weight of 500lbs and hearty dimensions that are ideal for larger groups.

This makes it the perfect patio model for both size and portability and can easily satisfy the needs of families, restaurants, or competition teams while still providing excellent smoke flavor. It’s also been recognized by BBQ enthusiasts as top of line for barbecuing equipment. The editors of Amazing Ribs even commented on its superior insulation properties saying “Lang smokers are well insulated which means there’s less energy wasted trying to maintain your desired temperature stability.”

Overall, the Lang BBQ Smokers 36" Original Patio model certainly has lots of confidence with pro Pitmasters and avid backyard cooks for what it can handle with larger crowds too. When you're looking to set up with hungry BBQ fans, you can't go wrong with this original favorite.


Cookshack is yet one more leading manufacturer of BBQ smokers, catering to both commercial and residential customers alike. They further hold a unique place in the industry thanks to their Fast Eddy model, which has been lauded as arguably the best smoker on the market today. Cookshack's Fast Eddy smoker is made with top-of-the-line materials that are designed to withstand high temperatures while providing superior cooking results.

The cooker also boasts impressive features such as easy-setting temperature controls, a quick clean-up design, and a large cooking surface for accommodating larger meals. With these advantages and more, it's no wonder why Cookshack's Fast Eddy model is considered one of the most sought-after products that pro and semi-pro smokers are looking for.

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You might like the idea of purchasing a Karubecue, but are looking to save a few bucks. This is where you can't go wrong with the SMO25 Smokette Elite. This makes total sense if you're considering spending $1,000 on a pellet-style smoker. Especially- if you’re stepping outside of the pellet smoker models and into a traditional-style smoker instead. The fact that this is a really good smoker for about the same that you'd pay for most of the "high-end" pellet smokers…

You're still getting one of the best-designed electric smokers for home use that money can buy, plus you still get all the benefits of 'set-it-and-forget-it' type cookers. Whether you want to cook backyard meals or larger batches meant for catering, this smoker has it all. Its high-temperature capability ensures that your meal will be cooked evenly and taste delicious every time.

 For those just getting started with smoking or who want an entry-level model that won't break their band there are certainly alternatives. The Pit Barrel Cooker is a great option, or the complexity of the Weber Smoky Mountain that’s an excellent value for the money. But when you’re serious about BBQ with a modest budget, nothing beats Karubecue when it comes to professional-grade smokers!


What brands of smokers are available?

There are a number of great smoker brands that you can choose from including Pit Barrel Cooker, Weber Smoky Mountain, and Karubecue.

What is the difference between pellet-style smokers and traditional electric models?

Pellet-style smokers use wood pellets to fuel the cooking process whereas traditional electric models rely on electricity to heat up their chambers. Both styles produce delicious results but these results may vary in built-in flavor depending on how these smokers are used.

Are there any considerations for using an electric smoker?

Yes, when using an electric smoker you will need to make sure it is plugged into an outlet with enough power to handle the load that’s being drawn by the unit itself. Additionally, some units may require special wiring or additional circuits to be installed to run properly so there is no risk of power surges or blown fuses.

What type of warranty do these smokers come with?

Most manufacturers provide limited one-year warranty plans that cover defects in materials and workmanship, as well as any other associated parts such as temperature probes, grills, etc. For more details regarding what is covered under warranty, you’ll need to refer to the manufacturer's website or contact them directly for further information.

What manufacturer or brand has been around the longest?

Weber Smoky Mountain has been one of the top brands in smokers for over 50 years and is known for its durable construction, excellent performance, and wide range of features. They also have a great reputation for offering excellent customer service and support. Other well-known brands with long-standing reputations are Pit Barrel Cooker and Karubecue. All three offer high-quality smokers with established reputations they have built from their customers.

Which brand is most established in the barbecue world?

Karubecue is the most established brand in the barbecue world. It's renowned for producing restaurant-quality smokers with superior performance features that bring out delicious flavors from whatever food they cook up. Karubecue has been around since 2000 and is trusted by many of the top professional BBQ chefs, making it a favorite among serious pitmasters. They also offer comprehensive warranties, so you can rest assured your smoker will last for years to come!