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FORVOLS

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Hello from TN
« on: December 09, 2021, 05:49:28 PM »
Never posted here but been a member. I am now in the market for an upgrade for a smoker. I have been using a Weber smokey mountain 22in, for several years for all meats/sausages well except fish. I want to make the jump to electric smoker and really considering the #3 Smokin-it analog. Lots of reading to do and questions to ask.

Tony
Weber Spirit
22 & 36in Blackstone Griddle
Camp Chef Explorer dual burner
22in Weber Smokey Mountain

Lonzinomaker

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Re: Hello from TN
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2021, 06:13:33 PM »
The #3 was my first Smokin-It and is a good choice. Highly recommend.
Welcome to the forum.
Dave
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1400 Smokin Tex (same size as #2) for Snowbird time.
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Spokane, WA

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Re: Hello from TN
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2021, 06:51:57 PM »
Welcome Tony from SE Arizona.  I have the #3 and it will serve you well.
David from Arizona
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Re: Hello from TN
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2021, 08:14:03 PM »
Welcome from Central TX. I've got a #2 analog and then later added an Auber. I considered various smokers before deciding "Lazy-Q" was for me. It is so easy to cook just a little if you don't have a crowd coming.
Clay from Taylor, TX
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Re: Hello from TN
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2021, 10:14:23 PM »
Welcome!

And the digital offers a few more options for you if that jump in price is doable. If Iím not mistaken on the analogs, they still donít go past 275 on temp, to where as the digital offers upwards of 325 I believe, something that is great for smoking chicken and getting good skin.

But, the #3 is great! I love the sizing of the #3 and what it offers for full racks of ribs and full packer briskets. You can cook these in the smaller sizes as well, just have to do some cutting. Not an issue as my dad has a #2 for just him and my mom.

Either way, you are going to enjoy that smoker!!!!
Jeremy in NM
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Re: Hello from TN
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2021, 12:28:47 AM »
Welcome to the forum Tony from SW Missouri. The model 3 is a great smoker and for me a perfect size.
Paul from Southwest Missouri
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Re: Hello from TN
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2021, 05:11:04 AM »
Welcome from Delaware, Tony!   You have found the right place, lots of good information here.   I have a #2 analog that has worked great for me over several years.    Don't hesitate to ask any questions, and the forum boards are loaded with great information.  Cheers
Steve from Delaware
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FORVOLS

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Re: Hello from TN
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2021, 08:17:05 AM »
Welcome!

And the digital offers a few more options for you if that jump in price is doable. If Iím not mistaken on the analogs, they still donít go past 275 on temp, to where as the digital offers upwards of 325 I believe, something that is great for smoking chicken and getting good skin.

That temp difference (and programmable) for doing sausage has got me rethinking. But is also quite the price jump. Maybe #analog to start, then add pid if deemed necessary. Still thinking it out, but Im set on the SMOKIN-IT for the one I want.

But, the #3 is great! I love the sizing of the #3 and what it offers for full racks of ribs and full packer briskets. You can cook these in the smaller sizes as well, just have to do some cutting. Not an issue as my dad has a #2 for just him and my mom.

Either way, you are going to enjoy that smoker!!!!
Weber Spirit
22 & 36in Blackstone Griddle
Camp Chef Explorer dual burner
22in Weber Smokey Mountain

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Re: Hello from TN
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 03:18:53 PM »
Welcome Tony and happy new year 🎊 from the Sunshine State.  ;)
Ralph from PA-FL
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