Hello. I am in the market for a new smoker. I want either a offset smoker or a rotisserie smoker. Is there any difference in how your food comes out with the offset compared to a rotisserie smoker? Any suggestions would be well appreciated.
03-31-2013 09:41 PM
there are so many options, what price range? there are differences, though I am not sure they are difference makers, or even normally detectable
03-31-2013 10:12 PM
Well, as of now the price range is no more than $6,000
I would like something pretty large. I want to eventually do catering. I was considering the 4860 model from Cadillac Cookers. If cooking on a rotisserie is the same as using a offset smoker, then I could get a offset smoker for cheaper. I'm undecided right about now. http://www.cadillaccookers.com/produ...smoker-trailer
03-31-2013 10:16 PM
I'd check in with a mod to move this thread over to the catering forum. Most guys in Q-talk aren't as versed in the larger cookers like that. Might have better luck finding a helpful opinion over yonder since you are looking to start catering.
03-31-2013 10:21 PM
Get in ouch with Rich at Gator pits in Houston premo quality and one honest person
03-31-2013 10:38 PM
Yeah, I've been looking at these cookers a lot lately, teasing myself because I don't have the money. If I were spending the dough on an offset or reverse flow, it would probably be a Pitmaker sniper, Lang, Gator, Jambo, Peoria Cookers, Yoder, or Bubba grill.
Were it a cabinet/vertical type smoker, it would be a Pitmaker, Stump's, superior, Assassin, Backyard Bomber, or backwoods.
I'd take a look at them- pretty sure they all do custom work. And check out the peoria cookers meat monster.
03-31-2013 10:42 PM
I appreciate the input! I guess you guys aren't really into rotisserie smokers?
03-31-2013 11:07 PM
Are you looking to do a whole pig on a rotisserie, or just a chunk of meat now and again?
If you're not in the food business and are not looking for a whole hog cooker, check out the cajun bandit for the 22 inch weber kettle or weber smokey mountain, or the kamado bigjoe rotisserie.
I'm pretty sure Spitjack is near you and they make whole hog rotisseries for putting over an open fire. There are also some other brands, and you wouldn't have to spend 6000, plus I've seen them at parties and they're a hit.
The cadillac smokers don't look bad, but I have heard zero about them on this forum, so I wouldn't wanna drop 6 big ones on a company that I'd never heard anyone on this bbq forum mention once (maybe i just have a bad memory though).
Also- a lot of the previous brands mention that do custom work would be able to handle rotisserie as I'm pretty sure I've heard of them doing so in the past.
+1 our next pit is gonna be a reverse flow magnum sniper. Tryin to eventually work towards my moble bbq food truck. it will be a few years yet. My vault cooked 10 15 lb briskets but that's about it. I bet one of those snipers could hold 25 briskets.
04-01-2013 08:17 AM
Those snipers are a work of art as far as offsets go- I don't know anyone else who makes anything like it. You could maybe fit a whole hog on one?
04-01-2013 08:49 AM
There are different rotisseries as well.
Southern Pride, Old Hickory, and Oyler smokers have a rotating bank of shelves... capacities from 500 lbs and up.
But that's in a different budget - in the 5 figure range.