Hi folks, just got my Elite on Wen and am in the process of smoking 2 8 lb. Boston butts. This is my second smoke after break in and to say the least i am stoked! My question is this . . I have read in some instances where you can ship the unit back and upgrade it to a larger model. The reason I ask is I am thinking getting the smoke shack essential, or should I just upgrade to the larger elite. Right now I cannot do anything else in the smoker as the butts are to large to allow a rib rack.
So . . . . I have some plus and minus for each option . .
Space, power usage, temp probe
Open door to add ribs, only 1 temp probe, but not really needed for ribs, right? Only 1 beautiful smoker for my friends and I to admire.
Have one unit for Large items, and 2nd unit for basically ribs, wings, etc . . allows for keeping the door and smoke in.
2 smokers to clean, more power usage, takes up more room.
I think the price would be roughly comparable either way. I figure I can get some external remote therms. so the external temp is not a big deal and would have the same predicament in either situation.
Let me know what you guys think and thanks in advance.