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Smoking Terrapin 03-26-2013 02:10 PM

Gravity feed cabinet or offset stick burner?
 
Ok, so I need to upgrade the capacity of my smoking. I cook on a backyard offset and need more than 8 butts per cook. The only comparison I have in vertical smoking is with a kamado and while that is easier to manage than a stick burner, I find there is less smoke flavor.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also if you have any leads on someone looking to sell!

Bamabuzzard 03-26-2013 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoking Terrapin (Post 2424121)
Ok, so I need to upgrade the capacity of my smoking. I cook on a backyard offset and need more than 8 butts per cook. The only comparison I have in vertical smoking is with a kamado and while that is easier to manage than a stick burner, I find there is less smoke flavor.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also if you have any leads on someone looking to sell!

How much smoke flavor do you want in your Q? I've got a Stumps gravity fed and IMO it imparts plenty of smoke flavor. But then again, everyone's taste buds are different.

Jaskew82 03-26-2013 02:15 PM

You won't beat the capacity of a stick burner unless you get a very large gravity fed unit. That being said, the gravity fed units are set and forget where the stick burners require attention.

Bludawg 03-26-2013 02:16 PM

Build 3 UDS's and be done with it OR spend Jr's Tuition money and get a Big Arse Gator

jonboy 03-26-2013 02:58 PM

How many times a week/month/year do you want to bbq but don't have the time to baby sit the cooker?
With a gravity fed smoker you can cook unattended thru the night, while you do yard work, while you run to pick up the kids from town...
I have a stick burner and a gravity fed...guess which one gets used more...

There are some nice smokers for sale in that section..stumps, assasin,backwoods...
jon

Deep South 03-26-2013 03:22 PM

I prefer the offset stick burner.

Smoking Terrapin 03-28-2013 01:03 PM

I'm not looking for a smaller cabinet, one that would at least take 16 butts per smoke. I think it's worth the try to move to a gravity fed unit. Assasin, Backwoods, Stumps, Pitmaker...

hcj3rd 03-28-2013 01:48 PM

Hard to beat the Pitmaker Vault for capacity, quality of build at a reasonable price.

neuyawk 03-28-2013 01:51 PM

Stickburner all day! Get a quality one and you really won't need to baby it as much people think.

Smoking Terrapin 03-28-2013 03:00 PM

I have to admit that I don't use a Guru either. That would help with regulating temperature on windy days and probably be more predictable. Anyone used a Pitmaker offset?

hcj3rd 03-28-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoking Terrapin (Post 2426825)
I have to admit that I don't use a Guru either. That would help with regulating temperature on windy days and probably be more predictable. Anyone used a Pitmaker offset?

I have one. I have the Sniper on our trailer. I have the insulated firebox which helps with fuel. It is also a very nice pit. I cook briskets and pork butts on it. It is the 3rd offset I have cooked on and by far the best. Lots of room on it.

Bamabuzzard 03-28-2013 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by neuyawk (Post 2426750)
Stickburner all day! Get a quality one and you really won't need to baby it as much people think.

What is the main/major difference in the finished product of meat between a stickburner and cabinet smoker? Is it that much of a difference?


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