Organizing a community gathering will most likely require serving foods and of course, you will always have to serve sumptuous dishes for everyone to enjoy. It is undeniable that smoked dishes is one of the most requested dishes for such gathering but serving it for a large crowd is not easy. It’s good to know what to look for before rushing and buying a smoker; otherwise, you may end up with a smoker that does not last long or does not meet your cooking expectations. There is no perfect network, it all depends on your needs, your resources, your priority and the frequency with which you will use it. However, you should try to find as many factors as you can before making this purchase.
First, you should ask yourself how often you will cook and how many people you will serve primarily. The bigger the smoker, the more power it has But it will also take more space and will cost more. So, if you do not need all this power unless you’re really interested in cooking and do it mostly for large portions, most of the time you do not need a big smoker. This way, you can save more money instead of paying more for a cooking space that you would not even use frequently. And most of the time, those who have more burners tend to have cold spots, which leads to uneven cooking. Therefore, it is recommended to have at least 2 heating zones on average. Having 2 burners is enough to have enough space to cook a handful of food at the same time and more efficient heat distribution. If space is small, Brinkmann gourmet smoker is one of the most recommended because despite its size (small), it is a reliable brand and doesn’t cost much compared to other smokers.
A smoker that has many features have of course tend to cost more. Try to find the characteristics of the grids and determine which ones you really need and use frequently. So, before buying a barbecue, try to ask yourself if you really need these extra features and would you really use this feature? Some good features to consider are if a smoker can also run on natural gas or at least if it is available to convert the machine to natural gas. In this way, when you use the gas smoker, you will also have the advantage of using natural gas as fuel. Do you also have a cleaning or maintenance system such as the easy to empty and clean tank? You need to clean and maintain your machine regularly, so it is beneficial to have this feature, as keeping your smoker clean will also help extend its useful life and it is very convenient to do it regularly. Built-in counter and thermometer, side shelves and side burners are additional features. Some may have a rotisserie burner and a smoking box, which can really maximize your smoker experience, but they are expensive and you will not use it most of the time.
The brand will also be useful to guarantee the quality of the smoker. But do not limit yourself to looking for brands. Find out if any of these manufacturers have a website and a customer service number to communicate with them easily. But be patient when contacting your customer service for information and help.
Now that you know the factors to consider, you are now ready to discover the best smoker on the market for your community gatherings. You can try to find out a little about the potential gas smoker you want to buy to find out if it’s right for you.