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- On July 26, 2017
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- BBQs, Charcoal Smokers, Electric Smokers, Grills, kamado, Meat, Propane Smokers, Steak
People have many options when it comes to choosing what type of smoker to purchase. Not only are there a variety of brands, there are different fuel types—with gas, electric and charcoal smokers being the most popular.
While all three have advantages and disadvantages, we prefer Kamado charcoal smokers for the superior taste they produce and their authenticity.
As the name implies, this type of smoker plugs into an outlet and runs off of electricity. The main advantage of an electric smoker is that they don’t require as much attention. Much like an oven, a person can set the desired temperature and be pretty confident that the temp will hold on its own. However, most moderately priced electric smokers usually can’t reach above 200 degrees.
While propane smokers can reach higher temperatures, they do have to be monitored as they are affected by wind and ambient temperature. These smokers are more portable than electric—they don’t have to be plugged in—but are more expensive to operate as tanks of propane cost more than the electricity required to run an electric smoker.
Benefits of Kamado Charcoal Smokers
Nothing beats the full smoky flavour you can achieve with a charcoal smoker. Electric and gas smokers simply can’t infuse the food the same way. Kamado smokers are extremely versatile. They can be used to smoke foods low and slow and can be cranked up to reach higher temperatures to finish the smoking process.
Ceramic Kamado smokers also have the advantage of operating the same way in any temperature—whether it’s the middle of summer or the dead of winter. Because the Kamado is air tight, the pre-heating and cooking times stay consistent, no matter what the outside air temperature is.
Harding The Fireplace offers the best fireplaces, BBQ’s, Kamado smokers and outdoor heating options that you won’t be able to get at a big box store.
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