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Old 07-19-2013, 07:15 AM   #3
BBQ Bandit
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Join Date: 02-15-08
Location: Harrisburg, PA

You can find a used 22.5" WSM for that price... a better all-around and award winning smoker... or if you are handy with tools - build a UDS.

The issues noticed;
The weight... just over 100 lbs. Most likely a bolted construction which is one of the weaknesses of a smoker that size. Most often rust will accumulate around the fastening points and will shorten any smoker's usefulness. Its size will be limited for transportation lying down in a pick-up or strapped on a trailer.

[Way back in the beginning of my bbq trek; started with a backwards and cheaper clone of the Bandera - Brinkmann Smoke King Deluxe aka BSKD. It was useful in my learning curve and about mods. However it was only a stepping stone to bigger and better BBQ! Good luck in your adventure.]
Custom Klose Backyard Chef... of Snot, and a 22.5 WSM

Former smokers;
Lang 84 Deluxe kitchen, Lang 60 Mobile - The Damsel II, Lang 48 Patio - The Damsel, Bubba Keg Grill - RIP, Double Barrel Smoker and a BSKD
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