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Old 04-15-2014, 11:57 PM   #31
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Did you guys get any extra options on your smokers?
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:18 AM   #32
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Did you guys get any extra options on your smokers?
My options were not ready when my smoker shipped. I got the heat diverter, guru adapter, extra racks, off-road casters. Once I use it a few more times I will decide if I need the stainless steel side table.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:17 AM   #33
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Mine is the larger 60" boss. It holds 8 racks and I've ordered five extra. I'm going to amend my order (still being built) for the probe port too. The Guru adapter I can get from Kevin any time as I don't have a Guru yet. I'm really lucky as my daughter's school is only two miles from his shop.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:13 AM   #34
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Mine is the larger 60" boss. It holds 8 racks and I've ordered five extra. I'm going to amend my order (still being built) for the probe port too. The Guru adapter I can get from Kevin any time as I don't have a Guru yet. I'm really lucky as my daughter's school is only two miles from his shop.
I would check with Kevin on the guru adapter. A lot of times he gives those away as part of a promo. I didn't even think about the probe port. I am sure that is going to bite me in the butt one day. Must be nice to be that close to his shop and have access to parts at any time.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:59 AM   #35
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These smokers are nice, and I don't want to be a "buzzkill" but Abe's needs to get it together. I know of 3-4 people personally now who have ordered (including yourself) and have had missing parts (thermometer, casters, gaskets, guru adapters, diverter plates etc...) that were shipped later after delivery of the unit or caused delays in when the units should be completed.

I know he is busy and got big too quick and has had to adapt, but not having stock of basic parts that you use everyday in building your product is ridiculous to me. Like a carpenter not having nails IMHO.

Again, nice smoker and they look well built.
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These smokers are nice, and I don't want to be a "buzzkill" but Abe's needs to get it together. I know of 3-4 people personally now who have ordered (including yourself) and have had missing parts (thermometer, casters, gaskets, guru adapters, diverter plates etc...) that were shipped later after delivery of the unit or caused delays in when the units should be completed.

I know he is busy and got big too quick and has had to adapt, but not having stock of basic parts that you use everyday in building your product is ridiculous to me. Like a carpenter not having nails IMHO.

Again, nice smoker and they look well built.
Kevin and I discussed this and he understands our frustration. Like you said "growing pains". I agree that he should have everything on hand but I thought that having my smoker with some extras missing was better than waiting on all the parts to arrive and then ship. For the amount of money I saved that is something I could live with. I am not trying to make excuses for him but he is 23 years old. Other than Tyler from Shirley Fabrication I cannot think of any other person that young that I would trust to build my smoker. (I apologize if you are that age and take offense.)
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:32 AM   #37
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I have to agree with MarleyMan. I ordered mine February 2nd, it was delivered March 28th.
I paid for the BBQ GURU Port.... Not installed,
Paid for the all terrain tires... Not Shipped...
Paid for the Wood Rack.... Not Shipped....
was supposed to get the BBQ GURU Adapter for free... Not Shipped....


The water pan had a leak in it, he said I could go buy JB Weld and fix it myself, I said not acceptable.... He agreed to get a welder out to fix the leak. That happened on 4/15. Still no word on the other items that were missing. But I will at least be able to cook on it this weekend.


I understand he is busy, but don't skimp on quality control / double checking orders when shipping the smoker 800 miles, and Please return calls or messages in a timely manner.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:27 AM   #38
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Kevin delivered my smoke personally last night. Because it had been delayed being shipped he offered to drive down to Indianapolis to deliver it himself. He's a great guy and as others have said he's still working the kinks out with suppliers and building up inventory.

The smokers themselves are very well build. They are fully welded compared to many other vertical smokers that are bolted together. He's still developing the design and making changes and tweaks to make the smoker even better. He does want to produce the best quality smoker he can and for that you have to give him credit for.

I haven't fired mine up yet because I didn't have time last night but hope to soon.
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I have to agree with MarleyMan. I ordered mine February 2nd, it was delivered March 28th.
I paid for the BBQ GURU Port.... Not installed,
Paid for the all terrain tires... Not Shipped...
Paid for the Wood Rack.... Not Shipped....
was supposed to get the BBQ GURU Adapter for free... Not Shipped....


The water pan had a leak in it, he said I could go buy JB Weld and fix it myself, I said not acceptable.... He agreed to get a welder out to fix the leak. That happened on 4/15. Still no word on the other items that were missing. But I will at least be able to cook on it this weekend.


I understand he is busy, but don't skimp on quality control / double checking orders when shipping the smoker 800 miles, and Please return calls or messages in a timely manner.
8 weeks is about as fast as he can crank them out. Mine also took 8 weeks. I am glad to hear that he fixed your water pan. I asked him today when he is going to catch up and deliver everyone's accessories. He said that he is working this weekend to get everyone's accessories ready to ship out Monday. Make sure you post how your cook went and a few pics would be nice. We never get tired of seeing what everyone is cooking.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:43 AM   #40
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Kevin delivered my smoke personally last night. Because it had been delayed being shipped he offered to drive down to Indianapolis to deliver it himself. He's a great guy and as others have said he's still working the kinks out with suppliers and building up inventory.

The smokers themselves are very well build. They are fully welded compared to many other vertical smokers that are bolted together. He's still developing the design and making changes and tweaks to make the smoker even better. He does want to produce the best quality smoker he can and for that you have to give him credit for.

I haven't fired mine up yet because I didn't have time last night but hope to soon.
Congrats! Patiently waiting for the pron.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:53 AM   #41
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Just for the record we now have 4 of these smokers in stock and I am getting quite used to running and cooking on them Lower temps are not a problem using a Guru as long as you start it slow and block off the 2nd inlet. I also made a mod to Kevin's Guru adapter to get a better seal and that is really working great. I have 3 Entertainers and 1 60" in stock. I am stocking mostly with the stainless water pan .... I 'll post some pics soon.
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Just for the record we now have 4 of these smokers in stock and I am getting quite used to running and cooking on them Lower temps are not a problem using a Guru as long as you start it slow and block off the 2nd inlet. I also made a mod to Kevin's Guru adapter to get a better seal and that is really working great. I have 3 Entertainers and 1 60" in stock. I am stocking mostly with the stainless water pan .... I 'll post some pics soon.
We are an impatient group. Show us now!
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:27 PM   #44
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WOW.... Now that is a looker!!!!!
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