I'll say my two cents, and thats about all they are worth. I have built a large stumps clone. I think that it cooks great food, I think that the food is around the same as the drum or WSM becuase of a charcoal fire, and a low air flow design. However, I would not trade my stumps for anything. I have 5 shelves with a total of 30 square feet of cooking area. I have done a whole pig in it, as well as loading it with around 200 lbs of bork and chicken. It runs for what seems like forever with little to no effort, and that is with no fan. I do want a large offset, however I think you can not go wrong by adding a cabinet to your cookers.
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