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sbshaveice 08-15-2013 07:11 PM

Thoughts opinions on this offset guy
 
Does it look like it's too light? Anyone have experience with the brand?

dwfisk 08-15-2013 07:37 PM

Cute might be the right word. Looking at the welds (they are pretty "chunky") I'm guessing it must be about 11 gage (1/8" steel), not really all that bad and the firebox does look in proportion to the cook chamber. I think if I was gonna clean the burning splits out of the firebox I would use a tool with a longer handle.

BBQ Bandit 08-15-2013 07:39 PM

At the 1:33 mark - he starts firing up the firebox while still attached to the trailer hitch... directly behind the truck's rear bumper.

Am not comfortable lighting up so close to the truck's fuel tank. No thank you.

sbshaveice 08-15-2013 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by dwfisk (Post 2590172)
Cute might be the right word. Looking at the welds (they are pretty "chunky") I'm guessing it must be about 11 gage (1/8" steel), not really all that bad and the firebox does look in proportion to the cook chamber. I think if I was gonna clean the burning splits out of the firebox I would use a tool with a longer handle.

I noticed those welds too -- on the amateurish side --but I'm no welder. Presumbably a chunky weld will rust and weaken faster?

I like the size. 98% of my cooking is for 4 people. I'm looking for something small, he's asking $450 for these.

Pyle's BBQ 08-15-2013 09:30 PM

What are you looking to do with a new cooker? Have you looked at the 26" Weber?

ironmanerik 08-15-2013 09:41 PM

It looks like the air intake is above the fire grate

sbshaveice 08-15-2013 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Pyle's BBQ (Post 2590292)
What are you looking to do with a new cooker? Have you looked at the 26" Weber?

I know for a fact after reading this forum that the 22.5 weber makes all the sense in the world for a guy like me. However a weber will never satiate my pyromania which is about half the fun for me. I'm attracted to offsets like a moth to flame. I have at least decided against the Home Depot Brinkman type offsets.
I bought a Char-Broil grill/smoker off CL for $40 and love it -- looks like an offset but minus the firebox. Yes it's junk (though the thermometer isn't bad amazingly) .So now I want something similar, but with thicker metal and better sealing and engineering, yet I don't want something that need a monster truck to tow. If it's small, I know I'll use it year 'round.

Pyle's BBQ 08-15-2013 09:55 PM

Here is one for $250.

This is a good smoker.

http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/for/3998394790.html

sbshaveice 08-15-2013 10:47 PM

OMG Pyle, It's...it's...beautiful! :-D

Pyle's BBQ 08-15-2013 11:03 PM

It was posted on the 12th so it might still be there. I think it took me all of 1 minute to find it.

sbshaveice 08-15-2013 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Pyle's BBQ (Post 2590358)
It was posted on the 12th so it might still be there. I think it took me all of 1 minute to find it.

Well I check Craigslist everyday for something like this, but Einstein here was checking in the Appliances section. :crazy:

Pyle's BBQ 08-15-2013 11:47 PM

You never know where people are going to post stuff. I just put "bbq smoker" in the search on the first page and it will search all of for sale.

stephan 08-16-2013 05:44 AM

Does anyone else think those tires are a little close to the fire box or is it insulated

ButtBurner 08-16-2013 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by stephan (Post 2590437)
Does anyone else think those tires are a little close to the fire box or is it insulated

it cant be insulated. Look how discolored the paint on the firebox is after only one cook

Nice gimmick for a tailgate once in a while, but nothing I would want.

Untraceable 08-16-2013 06:31 AM

you guys kidding me? That looks cool as hell!


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