Spirit or charcoal smoker?

 I want to start smoking some fish which is something I've never done before. Im looking at spending up to a couple of hundred dollars on a smoker. Should i buy a spirit or a charcoal one and what are the pros and cons of each type? Cheers Pete


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Everything tastes better over

Sat, 2018-11-03 21:38

Everything tastes better over charcoal  

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Wood

Sat, 2018-11-03 22:17

Wood

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If catching wrasse is cool, consider me Miles Davis

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Have a metho ..

Sat, 2018-11-03 22:37

have a metho burner box been using for 

years turns out fab using the dust not 

chips . If I have bit of fish too smoke I 

use both burners and two separate dust

piles ! Puts out a lot smoke ..

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charcoal

Sun, 2018-11-04 07:45

 nothing is better than wood or charcoal

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I have a Hark electric smoker

Sun, 2018-11-04 09:42

I have a Hark electric smoker but I have modified it so that I can place wood coals or charcoal in it for the flavour and the PED controller keeps the smoker at a rock solid temp

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 Cheers for the responses.

Sun, 2018-11-04 20:18

 Cheers for the responses. Leaning towards charcoal. I'll post some picks once i get something 

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Smoker

Mon, 2018-11-05 08:35

I use an old charcoal Webber to smoke whatever, just as good as anything else.