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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:08 PM   #16
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Many thanx to all who replied! I think I will lean more towards the offset smoker because the rotisserie has a few mechanical parts. Motor, generator if no electric is present, gas etc. it seems offset smoker would be the way to go! I was mainly looking for a smoker mounted on a trailer that could hold about 20 or more pork butts.
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Many thanx to all who replied! I think I will lean more towards the offset smoker because the rotisserie has a few mechanical parts. Motor, generator if no electric is present, gas etc. it seems offset smoker would be the way to go! I was mainly looking for a smoker mounted on a trailer that could hold about 20 or more pork butts.
That would equate to a mid-sided offset - a size like a Lang 60 patio with a full width second shelf option. 20 butts easy.
Some do upsize to an 84 out of necessessity.
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If you settle on an offset stick burner, IMHO you need to research and seriously consider a reverse flow. I've been amazed at how much better my Q is using mine compared to other cookers I've used.
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my Fraternity Brother has a 3660 Cadillac cooker.. it seems to cook food a little faster than my offset does... but capacity is limited to what the motor can turn.. and you are correct if there is no power present he is SOL. I like my offset because i can cook anywhere basically and don't require power.. something about having to plug in your grill just doesn't seem right..
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I dont know the first thing about rotisserie cookers. But if your looking to spend around 6k, you need to PM Paul, TuscaloosaQ. I feel like an infomercial for this guy. Im a very happy customer. Just search some of his work he has posted on this forum. You will stay under 6k and have an awesome smoker.
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If you settle on an offset stick burner, IMHO you need to research and seriously consider a reverse flow. I've been amazed at how much better my Q is using mine compared to other cookers I've used.
I agree on gettin a reverse flow smoker .I myself have had many of smokers in my years of bbq. I made my own offset smoker just like a Lang. My Q has been the best I have ever cooked . Smoke ring is great . It cooks evenly and fire burns clean blue smoke . Once you get a reverse flow you will never cook on anything else .
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Yes , I have actually contacted Paul T. On a build. We have been talking . I am keeping my options open right now.
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@ DownHomeQue, does your buddy seem to like the 3660 Cadillac ?
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He loves it... It cooks good... He has had his for about a year... He has had to get the intake fan fixed on it once.. He primarily uses charcoal for his cooks and a lot of it.. But it cooks really well...
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Do you know if the food comes out any better than a offset? What about the motor? Any problems?
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His seems to cook food faster than my offset... because the rotessirie the food spends more time closer to the fire.. The offset gives more smoke flavor in my opinion though.. He had problems out of the air intake fan.. thats it.. no problems out of the rotessirie motor.. here are some pics of his..
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Cool thx! Pics are always a plus!!
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Check this offset out and let me know y'all's opinions.
I saw this on eBay and the seller has a site as well.. SLE Equipment.
http://sleequipment.com/new-6-x-12-c...ded-grill.html
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that SLE looks good.. check into Lang and Jambo's... Langs are in the same price range.. and the folks that have them seem to like them..
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DownHomeQue, is it possible I talk to your buddy that owns the Cadillac ? I have a few questions for him.
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