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Unread 08-29-2013, 11:11 PM   #16
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I'm the other partner in "No Swine Left Behind". Like everyone else says, they are built "second to none". The craftsmanship is as good as it gets.
I'd put a Jambo up against anything out there.

Are you guys cooking this weekend or next? I'd like to swing out sometime and try your food. By Henson Robinson?
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Unread 08-30-2013, 06:16 AM   #17
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I did come across some great reviews on the Pitmaker safe/vault. Looks impressive and completely opposite of the direction I was looking. At less than half the cost of the MM and 300 miles for pick up has peaked my interest.
Dan any thoughts on insulated verticals compared to the MM?
With either pit, I'll have to learn the lumps and chunks way.
Unfortunately I can't speak for a Pitmaker. When I was researching smokers, I looked heavily into them and read some conflicting reviews that scared me off. Are they the most bad-a** looking verticle cooker? Yes. But I personally felt the Backwoods had more of a reputation that I was looking for. 2K was not something I wanted to gamble with in that I might like it. I borrowed a Backwoods from a friend for a weekend to verify it was the correct purchase and loved it. My Backwoods is a stellar cooker. Extremely efficient and reliable. It cooks at 1 temperature though...with a 10 degree variance from top to bottom. Get the extra runners and racks and you can easily get food for 30 people. You need to determine how to move a pitmaker if you chose to go that route. No matter what, it's a large investment and see if you could see your purchase up close. If you could borrow one or even find someone that does and ask to hang out for the day so they can show you...but make sure to bring beer as a thank you gift.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 06:35 AM   #18
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I used to live near Peoria and have seen several of their cookers in use. Very well made. However, if I had money like that to spend on a smoker, I'd buy a Spicewine. Brethren made and awesome. FWIW
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I just looked up the MMOF and the starting price is $8200? That's a wad of cash for a backyard cooker. If you really want an offset stickburner on a trailer, I'd look at the Jambo Baby J or call R&O smokers and see what they can make that is equivalent. Jambo is in Burleson I think and R&O is in Granbury. Both are closer to you than any of the other options.

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Check out the trailer smoker MUSCRAT just built. It looks very similar to a Jambo and Muscrat said he would like to build some more and sell them. He could make you whatever you wanted I'm sure and he's in Abilene.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #20
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Unfortunately I can't speak for a Pitmaker. When I was researching smokers, I looked heavily into them and read some conflicting reviews that scared me off. Are they the most bad-a** looking verticle cooker? Yes. But I personally felt the Backwoods had more of a reputation that I was looking for. 2K was not something I wanted to gamble with in that I might like it.
Yep, I ran across some some similar threads after my last post, got the impression you have to go through a pagan fire ritual to get up to temp without over shooting. I'll also check out Backwoods and Spicewine.
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I watched the power point presentation...I cant believe the versatility of the Meat Monster cooker...It is for some serious Q...It's the Swiss Army knife of all cooker's...Can't go wrong there...
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Unread 08-30-2013, 11:05 AM   #22
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I'd put a Jambo up against anything out there.

Are you guys cooking this weekend or next? I'd like to swing out sometime and try your food. By Henson Robinson?
Yep. We're in the same building with E-Bolt.
Come on by!

We'll be here all weekend ;-)
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