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So my father's day present was a charcoal smoker from Maynard's. My wife wasn't sure if she should get that or the gas one. I looked today at the store and I am not sure.

I do already have one similar to the Brinkman ones that is gas. I have done many turkey's, ribs, sausage and other things. The things I don't like is that it is hard to keep it at a low temp and doesn't have much room with only two 12" round racks. I would really like an old fashioned fridge conversion but I am sure my neighbor would complain if I had that sitting in the backyard.

Wondering if the present would be much better than what I already have, should I trade for the gas version, or should I keep what I have and wait for something better? Thanks in advance for all your thoughts.

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Do the Fridge conversion, mine (I have two) are on wheels so they stay in the garage and only come out when I smoke. All the neighbors come running when I smoke meat. Mine holds about 25 pounds of meat (venison sausage sticks, turkeys, you name it).

Also that's the downside of gas getting a low temp, but with my fridge smokers I can't use them past November because I can't get the temp high enough. So the fridge would be a great option for the summer. Charcoal is a pain, sold mine at a garage sale

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Get an electric smoker......set the temp and walk away year round.So well insulated snow won't melt off the top when it is 200 degrees inside.

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