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Old 11-13-2019, 08:54 PM   #1
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I am taking possession of a used BQ VDS medium. I already have someone trying to trade me out of it. They are offering a Myron Mixon 48” H2O. What would y’all do?






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Old 11-13-2019, 11:12 PM   #2
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One burns wood. The other burns charcoal.

Which do you prefer??
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:16 AM   #3
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What about the rest of your toys?
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:46 AM   #4
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I like the height of the VDS and the simplicity. The Mixon smoker seems a little complicated, having to be hooked to a hose, but is intriguing.
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If capacity is not an issue. Like mentioned, you can either burn coal/wood chunks unattended.
Or buy, chop/split, stack wood and also have more dirty water to deal with after a cook. If that is a problem.
The cabinet, you may have to rotate grates during a cook for true even cooking when loaded.
The Myron, you would move proteins on the grates. Instead of moving/rotating grates. Big difference when doing large cooks IMHO.
As far as burning wood using a water pan for steamed/smoked proteins and to help control temps. I have not seen any difference in how the proteins turn out in my vertical cabinet that I am able to do either. Coal/wood unattended. Or burn pure wood using a water pan.
Having to move the Myron when required, could be a deal breaker. Depends on what YOU want/need.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:41 AM   #6
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I am taking possession of a used BQ VDS medium. I already have someone trying to trade me out of it. They are offering a Myron Mixon 48” H2O. What would y’all do?
The first question I have is why? What is it they don't like about the Myron Mixon H2O smoker?
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:51 AM   #7
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Nice cooker there! How hard was it to load/unload on and off the trailer?
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Nice cooker there! How hard was it to load/unload on and off the trailer?
I'm not positive, but that photo is from their website. Not the OP.
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:15 PM   #9
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You asked for opinions, so here is mine... The Mixon in that size is for someone that knows exactly how they want to cook (wood, water, etc) and how much they want to cook. You are probably not going to fire it up for a couple of meals of Q during the week. The BQ is a lot more flexible , has an adequate capacity, and most likely, you would use it more often. So, in my opinion (and you asked), I would pass on the Mixon and enjoy your new toy.
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:29 PM   #10
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So the BQ came today. I love it. I’m gonna keep it. I am currently running it empty just to get a feel for the ball valve. I’ve been able to hold it between 250-260 for several hours with no help from a fan. In other news, I did ribs on the stumps today and I thought they looked good together. Like a couple on a wedding cake. Thanks for all the good advice.




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Old 11-14-2019, 08:37 PM   #11
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dOOd those pics are farking huge
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:09 AM   #12
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Do you like it better than the Stumps? I have been looking at a Stumps Baby.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:19 AM   #13
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Do you like it better than the Stumps? I have been looking at a Stumps Baby.


No. The stumps is better in my opinion. I like gravity fed better.


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