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Old 02-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #16
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I really enjoy my SJG, and after converting it to a smoker with the stock pot with two cooking racks it's become a great portable grill/smoker. That said, it still can't compete with my UDS for ease of use and consistency, and I find that in cold weather(below 30*) it won't get up to or hold temp especially if it's windy whereas the UDS isn't really affected at all. I know it's apples and oranges, that's just my experiences with the two as a comparison. Honestly I was sold on the little Weber as a go-to smoker until it got cold outside, then I had to go back to the ol' UDS. If it's even slightly windy I think the side air intakes on the SJG allow air to blow in one side and right out the other, pulling the heat right out with it. In retrospect I feel a SJS would function better with the bottom intake. Still the SJG's are damn good cookers for what they are and nice and portable too.

Food looks good by the way Freddy.
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