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Old 08-14-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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looking to get a gravity feed smoker. like the idea of cooking 12 hours on lump or charcoal. like the ease of a gravity feed. what do ya'll like? and a straight chute or tapered one?
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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I've been hearing good things about the Rebel smokers. I don't have one but have two or three friends who do and love theirs.

http://rebelsmokers.com/the-rebel-line/
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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If I were buying one it would definitely be a stumps, but I've looked at all of them and Backwoods, rebel, and asassins all look good.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:30 AM   #4
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I'm loving my Viking
But it's just a stumps dressed up in stainless
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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the viking do look nice. i also like the racks in them better.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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I've had good luck with a straight chute.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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well, i'm looking at rebels, assassins, vikings and stumps so far. stumps are very expensive. i do like the racks in the viking. easy to clean. the assassin smoker look good too. need more info on the rebels. all are made in the USA i believe.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #8
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I have a Rebel 28 and I love it. Check out rebel smokers website and call Jeff or Brian. They are made in St. Louis and are built like a tank. Highly recommended by me and several friends who also have rebels.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:55 AM   #9
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Check out http://dwskountrycookers.com/
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:46 PM   #10
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Hi folks, I'm getting ready to commit to a smoker and I'm seriously looking at the Rebel 28. I do a lot of church fundraisers and have FOUR (4) UDSs for this purpose! Watching/tending to all 4 at the same time is getting a bit too much. Can you tell me a bit about your experience with the Rebel. Have you ever had the smoker FULL to capacity? If so, did you have to rotate the racks for even cooking? This also applies to other gravity-fed smokers- do you guys have to rotate the racks? Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
P.S. I know I can contact the manufacturer but hearing from someone that actually has/used the Rebel is much better!
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:56 PM   #11
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I have a stumps stretch, and fully loaded it is not even, either move product, not entire shelves around, or do like i do, its done when its done and remove it then, every piece cooks different.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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What fuel/heat source do you guys use in your gravity-fed smokers and why? Thanks guys.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:20 PM   #13
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I used Stubbs briquettes in my Stretch for consistant long cooks. Even quality stuff can bridge the chute if it gets a little damp.

The Stumps was a good unit and hell for stout but I changed directions and went back to stick 'burnin.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #14
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What fuel/heat source do you guys use in your gravity-fed smokers and why? Thanks guys.

Royal oak lump or humphrys lump.

Briques ash too much
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:20 PM   #15
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Just ordered a Stumps Classic here. My Lang was good, just want to try out something different.
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