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    well it time for a new somker and an upgrade from the big chief. Im looking for propane power this time. I will be smoking mostly fish and making jerky along with smoking some good size meats. Any suggestion on what to look at or stay away from. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy82Hoyt View Post
    well it time for a new somker and an upgrade from the big chief. Im looking for propane power this time. I will be smoking mostly fish and making jerky along with smoking some good size meats. Any suggestion on what to look at or stay away from. Thanks
    This one by Master Forge has been great!

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_190449-95393...%7C1&facetInfo=
    You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...


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    I had the great outdoors but now have a smoke vault, I really like the amount of control the smoke vault gives you but the great outdoors is still a good smoker.

    http://www.campchef.com/smoke-vault-24.html

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Outd...moker/12429508

    I don't know if they still have them but three bears on KBG in wasilla had the smoke vault for 250. I smoke anything from fish to brisket in them. If you go with the great outdoors you'll want to get a small cast iron pan to use a wood pan, the it comes with is way to small and you'll go through wood way to fast. Also for both of them you'll wont want to use those wood chips from your big chief, go to your local home depot and buy a big bag of wood chunks. I started with the big chief as well and after I upgraded to my great outdoors I well able to start to make real BBQ and now I am breaking my smoke vault and really like it. One last thing is no matter which smoker you get they'll have a "break in" period.

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    I can only suggest to stay away from the Bradley. The motor on mine wore out after one season. I mostly smoke fish and I still do pretty well with the little chief!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kantill View Post
    I had the great outdoors but now have a smoke vault, I really like the amount of control the smoke vault gives you but the great outdoors is still a good smoker.

    http://www.campchef.com/smoke-vault-24.html
    I've used more smokers than I can count, and built a few too; my current smoke vault is favorite of them all. Mine is the larger size, and came from SW. Hook it up to a 5# propane and don't look back.

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    I also use the smoke vault bought it this summer smoked about 50fish and two turkeys as well. If you get one get the 24'' you will not be disappointed. The gas system is great; it seems to be well made and holds up to the use. If you do a lot of fish you will want to get or make more trays.
    I love mine and am very happy with it. Got it at three bears i do believe it was a bit cheaper there.

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    this one looks great and two doors is a plus always thanks everyone

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