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    Should I be considering any additional brand of Smoker

    Hi All,

    I have started my eval for a smoker. I tend to put more effort in than is required. Should I be looking at any other models? I am hoping to stay in the $1000 range, but I do understand the "buy once, cry once" theory.

    This is what I am looking at - copy of some columns in my spread sheet:
    Model URL MSRP Price
    Camp Chef Wood Wind 24 with Sear Box WoodWind 24 $1,000.00
    Grilla Silverbac Alpha Silverbac Alpha $799.00
    Rec Tec 590 Rec Tec RT-590. $899.00
    Mak 1 Star Mak 1 Star $1,999.00
    Yoder Grills Yoder480S WiFi $1,579.00

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    I binge watched youtube videos and I believe that I have settled on the Grilla Silverbac Alpha

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    Congrats. Those are nice. Looking forward to some of your cooks & how you like!

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    If you're willing to spend the extra money, definitely go with the MAK 1 Star! It now includes the FlameZone in the base price, and let me tell you that grill is built like a tank and absolutely ROCKS!
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    I second the MAK selection. It is really hard to find anyone that has ever been displeased with the performance of their MAK. These things work and do it WELL!
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    Thanks guys

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    Do your research, buy the best and only cry once.
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    Thanks scooter!

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