About the author

Robert Cole

I was raised around the water, which meant water sports and fishing. We spent a lot of time at local lakes catching trout. I smoked my first rainbow trout at 12 in a little chief electric smoker. From there, I began my journey to smoking jerky of all types, including venison. Currently, I balance smoking meats like ribs and chuck roast against chinook salmon. I also run a Youtube channel with detailed test cooks featuring budget-friendly smokers. When I am not smoking food, you can find me on the water fishing, but my days of watersports are past!

Cuisinart COS-118 Vertical Charcoal Smoker Review

By Robert Cole

Whether you are entertaining friends and family for the weekend or want to treat yourself to some meaty treats, a backyard charcoal smoker comes in handy. However, because there are different models in the market from different manufacturers, it may be hard to settle on one smoker. This is why you should always choose the […]

What is the Best Charcoal for Smoking?

By Robert Cole

Buying the charcoal often comes last after you have set up the smoker and marinated the meat. Not many people give much thought when they are buying their charcoal, thinking that they are all the same and they all have the same purpose, which is fuel for smoking and grilling. But did you know that there […]

What are the Best Electric Smokers?

By Robert Cole

Barbecue cooking is an excellent experience, providing you the ability to create great tasting meals without having to go to a grill or specialized cooking restaurant in order to get it. The availability of various barbecue grills, stoves and sets is perfect for anyone wanting to make themselves a hearty delicious meal and is not […]

What are the Best Charcoal Grill and Smoker Combo?

By Robert Cole

You will save a lot of money if you decide on getting a charcoal grill that comes with a smoker. This way, you’ll be able to use both at the same time, without having to buy separate units. This is also very efficient as all the cooking will be done in one place, and the […]

Electric Smoker Reviews: How to Buy the Right One

By Robert Cole

Having a smoker in your home can help you whip up a variety of grilled goodies that you can serve to your family and guests. You’ll look like a pro when they taste the charred meaty goodness, even without suffering hours of being in front of the smoke, thanks to the help of an electric […]

How to Buy the Best Gas Smoker?

By Robert Cole

A gas smoker enables owners to take their backyard parties to the next level. Smokers are capable of grilling large batches of meat, fish, and veggies with minimal or no supervision at all, giving the party host ample time to mingle with his guests rather than spending time tending to the grill and getting smoked […]

Gas Smoker Reviews: How to Select the Best Gas Smoker?

By Robert Cole

Owning a gas smoker to use during backyard barbecue gatherings is a must because it not only produces mouth-watering grilled goodies, but it also does it so that none of your time and efforts is wasted. This is also the case if you want to cook up a lot of dishes in several batches; if […]

How to Select an Electric Smoker Grill

By Robert Cole

Electric smoker grills are nice to have because it gives more function. Having a grill or a smoker on its own is already awesome. But you get two of these? It’s perfect. However, you won’t really need both of them at the same time and in some instances, you’ll probably just use one of them, […]

Review of Brinkmann 852-7080-E Charcoal Gourmet Grill and Smoker

By Robert Cole

If you’re a first-timer in the smoky world of grilling, you may consider not to invest in an expensive, high-end griller/smoker especially if you don’t have the experience of using it yet, even if you have the funds. Get something that is reliable yet won’t break your heart if you run into problems in the […]

Review of Char-Broil Offset Smoker American Gourmet Grill

By Robert Cole

If you’re new to smoking, it is imperative that you get something that you can experiment on without spending too much in case you break it with some trial and error. But of course, get something that is good for your money and will still last a while. The best place to start is through […]

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