I am looking into what kind of backyard smoker I am going to get before next season. Right now I think I have it narrowed down to a couple of units.
First, I am looking at the Char-Broil CB Offset Smoker 1280. I think I want an offset smoker and this unit looks like it just might suit my needs for both my love of smoking and my wife’s love of grilling and at around $213, this definitely fit our budget.
According to the descriptions I have found on this unit, it is 43″ long and around 21″ wide, which give me plenty of room to pack in lots of different meats at one time. With a cooking area of 670 square inches along with a 355 square inch swing away cooking rack, that should give the wife plenty of area to grill for her family get-together’s.
Because it is an offset cooker, I can load it up with charcoal and/or my favorite wood for hopefully hours of low and slow cooking with lots of smoke. Since I can’t think of anything that taste better than juicy, fall off the bone meat with a nice smoke ring, I am thinking that an offset cooker might be the way to go.