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Old 10-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for a new charcoal smoker. I'm trying to stay under $3000. My goal is to get a smoker that does not require the attention that a stick burner entails especially when I am busy and on the go. I would like to have the capacity to toss on a few racks of ribs as well as a few butts and brisket. I have been looking at the Backwoods and Assassin. I currently have a Lang, UDS and cookshack. I need to have atleast one more in the arsenal. What do the Brethren recommend?
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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Honestly it comes down to cooking space and if you like cooking over coals with out a diffuser like the UDS you have. If you're looking for set it and forget it you could just add a Guru or IQ etc.. to your UDS.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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Assassin www.assassin-smokers.com best bang 4 ur buck
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:36 PM   #4
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Backwoods rock!
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:42 PM   #5
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Stumps with a guru my .02
Maybe lonestargrillz also both are worthy of a look
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #6
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I ordered an Assassin for the reasons you listed.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:54 PM   #7
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Humphrey's in Maine makes a really good cooker. Nice choice of colors too!

If I did not have 5 cookers already, one of these would be sitting behind the man cave.

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Old 10-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #8
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I'm in the market for a new charcoal smoker. I'm trying to stay under $3000. My goal is to get a smoker that does not require the attention that a stick burner entails especially when I am busy and on the go. I would like to have the capacity to toss on a few racks of ribs as well as a few butts and brisket. I have been looking at the Backwoods and Assassin. I currently have a Lang, UDS and cookshack. I need to have atleast one more in the arsenal. What do the Brethren recommend?
You opened a can of worms on this discussion. Ha ha
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #9
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Pitmaker safe!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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A Good One Rodeo is in my line-up. Off-set, vertical, charcoal cooker. Can easily go for 10 hours unattended and you can fit a whole mess o' meat in it. 4 racks 42" wide by 21" deep. I have had over 200# cooking away at once. It is not an insulated cooker and so uses more fuel than one of those I suppose, but a bag of Wicked Good will be all that is needed for the long cooks.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:12 PM   #11
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #12
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Honestly it comes down to cooking space and if you like cooking over coals with out a diffuser like the UDS you have. If you're looking for set it and forget it you could just add a Guru or IQ etc.. to your UDS.
Please explain how a UDS is not a set it and forget it cooker withou fancy electronics?
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #13
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For ease of use, you can't beat a gravity feed smoker. I went for the Assassin and couldn't be happier.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:15 PM   #14
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For me, Backwoods first. That's only because I've never actually cooked on a Humphrey's. That will probably be my next cooker purchase.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:15 PM   #15
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make more UDS.. :)
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