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Brig 01-19-2014 09:04 PM

Jambo backyard or lang 48
 
In the next few months I plan on purchasing a new smoker. I am torn between the lang and jambo. I have read about both and they seem to be great smokers. Would like some input before I make my finial decision.

Mrfish 01-19-2014 09:10 PM

Jambo

bbqwilly 01-19-2014 09:12 PM

Shirley patio.
shirley

ShencoSmoke 01-19-2014 09:16 PM

I am biased because I own a Jambo backyard, let me get that out if the way. I have a good friend that has a lang 48 so I am familiar with both pits. My take is that the Jambo likes to cook hotter, the sweet spot is between 275-325. It can easily be adjusted using the stack, not the intake like the lang. The Jambo fire box is bigger and insulated. The lang seems to like lower temps, so you might want to think about how hot you want to cook. I also like the 2 small doors on the Jambo, but some would argue that they like the lang door because it offers better access. They are both good pits, you can't go wrong.

awscwi 01-19-2014 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by bbqwilly (Post 2771617)
Shirley patio.
shirley

Indeed, check out Pauls work before you make your decision...

sliding_billy 01-20-2014 03:02 AM

Two things... Do you have a set opinion of whether you want a reverse flow or traditional offset? Are you prepared for the Jambo wait time?

Bigr314 01-20-2014 03:04 AM

Shirley Fabrication Patio. More for your money and better construction.

GoolsbyMD 01-20-2014 07:58 AM

I'd love to have an insulated firebox and would go with Jambo if I had to chose between the two. However I was about to buy a 48 and went over and ordered a smoker with Shirley Fab. Almost went with an insulated FB but settled with a thicker metal and more options. I can't wait, give him a call and see what he can work out.

ShencoSmoke 01-20-2014 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Bigr314 (Post 2771931)
Shirley Fabrication Patio. More for your money and better construction.

By no means am I saying anything bad about the Shirley, but I can't imagine how any pit would have a better construction than a Jambo, everyone I have seen has been flawless.

Bigr314 01-20-2014 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by ShencoSmoke (Post 2772056)
By no means am I saying anything bad about the Shirley, but I can't imagine how any pit would have a better construction than a Jambo, everyone I have seen has been flawless.

Sorry, I should of been more clear. I was talking about the Lang. I have never seen a Jambo,but have seen the Lang.

jlane 01-20-2014 09:12 AM

Not sure about the Jambo's shipping cost, but a Lang shipped to the Midwest is expensive. Have you looked at the Yoders? They're made in your own backyard and I'd imagine with what you'd save on shipping you could get a lot more smoker.

Mrdeville 01-20-2014 09:32 AM

Get a Shirley. I'm on my second one! Heavy duty construction!

Brig 01-20-2014 10:18 AM

Reverse flow not an option I have to had, from what I read the jambo has a pretty constant temp from one end to the other. I have looked at yoders also they seem like a quality pit. But haven't seen to many reviews on them.

oldbill 01-20-2014 10:30 AM

They're both great pits but I think that I would choose the Jambo. The reason why is that for me a traditional configuration with tuning plates gives more versatility than the RF design. With the tuning plates I can get even temps across the pit or I can give myself hot spots or cooler spots in the pit with a simple adjustment whereas with the RF you have a more even temp from end to end that is non negotiable. So, if I want to do more than one kind of meat, at a slightly different temp I can and I can also have a holding area in the pit after setting up for a cooler spot while still cooking in the hot spots. The traditional offset has a little more thinking involved in it but again, the versatility is the key for me!:wink:

pjayt 01-20-2014 10:56 AM

Your kids and Grand kids will be cooking on your Lang:biggrin1:


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