Buying a meat smoker for the barbecue enthusiast in the family

Are you shopping for a meat smoker right now? Are you confused about what model works best? Here are some of the most popular models on the market right now, along with a brief description of their features and ease of use. Be sure to keep in mind the amount of space you have in your home for such a smoker. While this is not an exhaustive list, it is definitely a list of the top 5 models that are popular with meat smokers right now.

Vertical smoker

Vertical smokers typically tend to take up less space. At the bottom is the heating source, where you can either put charcoal or use the pre-fitted electric or gas heating already in place. A water pan is placed above and on the top is the smoking chamber for your meat. The vertical smoker is fairly easy to use, and hence, quite popular with customers. Electricsmokercenter.comfeatures electric vertical smokers which have great reviews. Check out all your options before making the decision about which meat smoker you want to bring home.

Horizontal smoker

The horizontal smoker is for customers who have a lot of space in their home, garage or backyard. It is a horizontal grill with a smaller unit on the side where the heat and smoke come from. A good horizontal smoker will have no smoke coming out from the space between the two chambers. The horizontal smoker is difficult to operate and master. So the question is, are you willing to make the required investment in terms of time and money? Be sure to do your research about the necessary features in your horizontal smoker.

Box smoker

The box smoker is similar to a vertical smoker. The only thing missing from the box smoker is a water chamber. The most important aspect of a box smoker is the insulation on the walls that should keep the heat inside the box. A proper insulation will make sure that the meat is smoked and cooked thoroughly. A good box smoker is expensive and is usually either gas or electric.

Drum smoker

The drum smoker is probably the simplest smoker among all the options in terms of operation and design. The design is simple. The firebox is at the bottom. A grill goes on top, where the meat is placed, and it comes with a sealable lid. There are vents in this design that allow you to control the temperature and heat. Most drum smokers use charcoal as the heat source.

Oven smoker

The oven smoker is perfect for those who cannot spend time manning their smoker for long periods of time. This is a great device for those who smoke meat for hours at a time. Such a smoker has a panel that allows you to control the temperature, which is pretty great. These are mostly electric smokers since the temperature needs to be controlled. The oven smoker is great because once the meat is cooked at the desired temperature, it sets the temperature at something called the holding temperature, which stops cooking the meat and keeps it warm.

5 Must-Have Accessories for 2015

You can have the best clothes and follow the trendiest fashion tips, but if you do not properly accessorize, your overall look will simply fall flat. From shoes and handbags, to jewellery and sunglasses, the right accessories can take any bland look to a whole new level, and they can even transform the same outfit so that you can wear the same clothes while looking fresh and stylish.

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What accessories are on the must-have list for 2015? Check out the list below and snag these items so that you can always look your best, whether you are headed off to work or out with friends.

A Chic Designer Handbag

Designer handbags are always in style, so it really is no surprise that this accessory tops our list of must-have accessories for 2015. The runways were filled with the latest incarnations of the classic It handbag that can be used for work and a night out on the town. The best designs on the runways came from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Bottega Veneta, among others.

A Stylish Pair of Sunglasses

With so many sunglasses styles to suit every face shape, and so many designers to choose from, it is easy to nab this must-have for 2015. From Prada and Miu Miu, to Dior and Ray Bans, a solid pair of sunglasses is an accessory that you—and your eyes—simply can’t do without, whether you are braving the winter chill or you are planning a day at the beach. For inspiration, check out what the celebrities are wearing, from cat eye styles, to classic or round frames, and then follow suit.

A Fashionable Pair of Shoes for Work and Play

The runways for 2015 were packed with a variety of playful shoe styles that can work for both work and play. And with so many different styles to choose from, some of which are throwbacks to previous decades while others offer something completely new and fresh, you can complete any outfit with the right pair. Options include woven designs, pointy toes and high stiletto heels, and lace-up styles. Whether you are in search of flats or you want to add a few inches to your height, there are plenty of new shoe styles to choose from this coming year.

A Touch of Jewellery

Another way to complete your look is with some jewellery to add a bit of sparkle and elegance to an otherwise plain wardrobe, and 2015 has plenty of innovative styles to choose from in this area of fashion as well. One of the more popular runway trends was wearing unbalanced earrings. So go ahead and choose mismatched colours, lengths, and shapes this year. Another trend is the use of brass instead of gold and silver. From rings to necklaces, go with bold brass to show off your fashionista side.

Hippie and Boho Accessories

Accessories that have a hippie or boho vibe are also “in” for 2015. Whether it’s shoes, bags, or jewellery, look for earthy, chunky, ’70s-inspired clothing and accessories to finish off your look.