Gas smokers have become increasingly popular over the past several years for a number of reasons. Probably the reason appreciated most is the clean burn opposed to charcoal. Another benefit is that with a gas smoker, you can choose to use wood chips or not. Although not required, if you want a special type of wood flavor added to your food, then you can add wood chips that have been soaked in water to the inside chamber of a gas smoker.
Gas is also an affordable product and easy to find. For instance, if you were camping, it would be impossible to find an electrical outlet in the middle of nowhere and while you could use charcoal, you now have a messy product to deal with. However, gas smokers are ready to go and can be used virtually anywhere. Then, considering that most of the models of gas smokers on the market today work so well, it is easy to see why the boost in sales. As you will discover below, gas smokers come in many excellent options.
Priced around $300, this gas smoker is made by Brinkmann and offers an entire cooking system in one. With this, you can use it as an LP gas smoker, as well as a gas grill. However, this smoker can also be used as a cooker/fryer or even charcoal grill. Featuring 170,000 BTU, adjustable high/low burners, two, chrome-plated grills capable of accommodating up to 50 pounds of food and pressure regulator with three-foot hose are just a few of the reasons people prefer this smoker over other smokers. Measuring 19.5 inches in diameter, this smoker comes with a one-year warranty.
This 32-inch gas smoker is also made by Brinkmann and considered one of the top choices. Priced around $200, this smoker offers all the same benefits as the All-In-One system. Additionally, the Outdoor Cooking System comes with wooden handles, two-gallon pan, and basket set for cooking your freshly caught fish or other deep-fried favorites. To clean this gas smoker, all you need is to wipe it off with hot, soapy water.
Yet another offering by Brinkmann, this gas smoker retails for $175. Although one of the smaller models, it too is capable of accommodating up to 50 pounds of food. The smoker has a double grill design and removable smoker body, converting it from a smoker to a traditional gas grill. Mounted on tripod legs for convenience, this is an excellent choice for people who love to smoke food.
Made by Masterbuilt, this 7-in-1 smoker/grill costs around $325. Made from stainless steel, the system has a 19-inch cooker stand with push button auto ignitor. Other features for this gas smoker include a type 1 regulator, burner hose, and side shelf.