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ButchB 05-13-2012 06:28 PM

Assassin smokers
 
Anybody got any info on these? Seen one for sale on craigslist but can't find a website or anything. Just looking for info on sizes and pricing. Thanks

Southstar Jeff 05-13-2012 11:18 PM

I know they've run this ad a couple of times, but don't think they have a website.

http://macon.craigslist.org/for/2952748396.html

Digi 05-14-2012 06:43 AM

No, they don't have a website. I just received mine in last week. It's basically a clone of a Superior SS-Two. Racks are 24 X 24, slam latch, 5" casters, removable water pan, all standard... I paid $2k + $400 in shipping. He deducted $ for the guru since I already had a stoker.... What else would you like to know?

Johnny_Crunch 05-14-2012 07:09 AM

Chinese?

Digi 05-14-2012 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Johnny_Crunch (Post 2053022)
Chinese?

I don't think Jeff Conley is chinese, but hey... I could be wrong...

He builds the Superior Smokers... The "Assassin" is his own brand...

Southstar Jeff 05-14-2012 07:19 AM

In the pictures it seems to be riveted together, not fully welded... What can you say about the build quality?

Digi 05-14-2012 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Southstar Jeff (Post 2053030)
In the pictures it seems to be riveted together, not fully welded... What can you say about the build quality?

Where do you see rivets? As far as build quality goes, it would be the same as Superior Smokers (since he builds those), and Superior Owner's seem to be pretty proud of their equipment. :mrgreen:

Johnny_Crunch 05-14-2012 08:42 AM

The thing is either covered in screws or rivets if you look at the Craigslist pictures.

TTNuge 05-14-2012 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Digi (Post 2053036)
Where do you see rivets? As far as build quality goes, it would be the same as Superior Smokers (since he builds those), and Superior Owner's seem to be pretty proud of their equipment. :mrgreen:

I'm sure he's probably talking about this pic where you can see the heads of screws or rivets around the edge..

http://images.craigslist.org/5L55N95...2ee3281be3.jpg

Digi 05-14-2012 09:19 AM

yeah... they are screws just like the Superior's...


http://superiorsmokers.com/pics/SS2/IMGP0259.jpg

ButchB 05-14-2012 11:19 AM

Thanks! Digi...are you happy with yours? What did you figure out on the water entering the smoker? Have you cooked with it with no temp controller? So he will deduct $300 if you don't need the controller? Thanks again

Digi 05-14-2012 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ButchB (Post 2053306)
Thanks! Digi...are you happy with yours? What did you figure out on the water entering the smoker? Have you cooked with it with no temp controller? So he will deduct $300 if you don't need the controller? Thanks again

so far it seems pretty sound... although i've only done the seasoning, i watched for several hours and no smoke leaks anywhere that i've seen. waiting on a response on the water. the only thing that i can imagine is that i'm gonna have to tighten down the latches or run a bead of high temp silicone all along the rope gasket... unless Jeff has another idea...

i did the seasoning with no controller on it, since i don't have the adapter for my stoker yet (on it's way from Rock's), and it was not all that bad... i'm so used to the stoker that it took me a bit to get it figured out... took almost an hour to get it to 250 with the ball valve open all the way and that's where it seemed to hum along. i had to open the firebox door knock the grate a bit to get and leave the door open to get it up to 375-400, but then closed the door and left the ball valve about 1/2 open and it hummed between 375-425... so i imagine the stoker will take care of that if i want to do higher cooks... of course this is all judging by the temp gauge on the door...

and yes he took off $300 for no guru...

msu12181 05-14-2012 01:04 PM

I just got a Superior SS-2 from Jeff back in March this year. Mine has been doing fine. I am running a BBQ Guru on mine and it takes about 30-45 minutes to get up to temp (~250*F). What type of wood chunks do you guys use and where do you place them? Do you soak in water first?

So far I have been putting mine in the ash pan but looking for different/better options...

Southstar Jeff 05-14-2012 04:53 PM

Screws or rivets, my concern would be the same: what about water and bad stuff getting into the insulation? I'd think you would want it sealed to the nines.....

Assassin-Smokers 05-30-2012 07:55 AM

www.assassin-smokers.com is the site, be kind i just got it up!


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