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Old 01-28-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Upgrade to electric or purchase a meat smoker?

Both of these are likely to happen, but which one would you do first?

I currently do not have a smoker

I currently have a simple AG set up that I am able to use to make beer that I am very happy with. My main desires are wanting to move inside, and lift less.

What say you HBT? If you have a specific smoker recco let me know.

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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I would make an Ugly Drum Smoker and upgrade to electric.

UDS can be built for under $50 (US)

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:41 PM   #3
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I currently do not have a smoker.
I think you just answered your question.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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I like brewing outside so I'd say SMOKER. My Weber Smoker Mountain smoker is an outstanding piece of equipment. Costs more than an UDS, but Ive gotten some good stuff off it.

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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Can someone tell what your using the smoker for in your brewery? Burner?

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #6
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I like brewing outside so I'd say SMOKER. My Weber Smoker Mountain smoker is an outstanding piece of equipment. Costs more than an UDS, but Ive gotten some good stuff off it.
I have been using a UDS for about 4 years now and have had great results, in fact I built a second one to have on hand for big BBQ sessions like 4th of July and wrenching parties when building cages and axles.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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I'd go smoker if your brewing setup works for the time being. I just smoked a couple chickens yesterday and having some leftovers for lunch.

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Masterbuilt are nice.

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Long term Electric will make you life much easier, Smoker's can be had cheap. Go Electric.

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I like brewing outside so I'd say SMOKER. My Weber Smoker Mountain smoker is an outstanding piece of equipment. Costs more than an UDS, but Ive gotten some good stuff off it.
This. Love my WSM. There's even a community dedicated to it! www.virtualweberbullet.com

How you supposed to make good beer if you're not well fed with top notch smoked pork?
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