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Unread 08-15-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Thoughts opinions on this offset guy

Does it look like it's too light? Anyone have experience with the brand?
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Unread 08-15-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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Cute might be the right word. Looking at the welds (they are pretty "chunky") I'm guessing it must be about 11 gage (1/8" steel), not really all that bad and the firebox does look in proportion to the cook chamber. I think if I was gonna clean the burning splits out of the firebox I would use a tool with a longer handle.
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At the 1:33 mark - he starts firing up the firebox while still attached to the trailer hitch... directly behind the truck's rear bumper.

Am not comfortable lighting up so close to the truck's fuel tank. No thank you.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #4
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Cute might be the right word. Looking at the welds (they are pretty "chunky") I'm guessing it must be about 11 gage (1/8" steel), not really all that bad and the firebox does look in proportion to the cook chamber. I think if I was gonna clean the burning splits out of the firebox I would use a tool with a longer handle.
I noticed those welds too -- on the amateurish side --but I'm no welder. Presumbably a chunky weld will rust and weaken faster?

I like the size. 98% of my cooking is for 4 people. I'm looking for something small, he's asking $450 for these.
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What are you looking to do with a new cooker? Have you looked at the 26" Weber?
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It looks like the air intake is above the fire grate
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What are you looking to do with a new cooker? Have you looked at the 26" Weber?
I know for a fact after reading this forum that the 22.5 weber makes all the sense in the world for a guy like me. However a weber will never satiate my pyromania which is about half the fun for me. I'm attracted to offsets like a moth to flame. I have at least decided against the Home Depot Brinkman type offsets.
I bought a Char-Broil grill/smoker off CL for $40 and love it -- looks like an offset but minus the firebox. Yes it's junk (though the thermometer isn't bad amazingly) .So now I want something similar, but with thicker metal and better sealing and engineering, yet I don't want something that need a monster truck to tow. If it's small, I know I'll use it year 'round.
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Here is one for $250.

This is a good smoker.

http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/for/3998394790.html
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OMG Pyle, It's...it's...beautiful!
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It was posted on the 12th so it might still be there. I think it took me all of 1 minute to find it.
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It was posted on the 12th so it might still be there. I think it took me all of 1 minute to find it.
Well I check Craigslist everyday for something like this, but Einstein here was checking in the Appliances section.
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You never know where people are going to post stuff. I just put "bbq smoker" in the search on the first page and it will search all of for sale.
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Does anyone else think those tires are a little close to the fire box or is it insulated
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Does anyone else think those tires are a little close to the fire box or is it insulated
it cant be insulated. Look how discolored the paint on the firebox is after only one cook

Nice gimmick for a tailgate once in a while, but nothing I would want.
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you guys kidding me? That looks cool as hell!
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