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Old 08-08-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Question Recommend a good santa maria smoker or smoker/grill combo

Hi all...I am a newbie to smoking...mainly do more of grilling on my weber kettle but after trying smoking a few times I am hooked:)
I want to replace my old weber with a new santa maria grill/smoker or a smoker/grill combo. I prefer something that can grill and smoke at the same time as I dont have enough room for two separate units. I looked at AZ BBQ Outfitters and Engelbrecht grills. Do you have any other recommendations?

If the only option is to get a separate smoker then should I get a pellet smoker or offset smoker? I want something that is easy to maintain temps on. I have heard offsets are hard to maintain temps..is this true? Do you guys use a BBQ guru attachment on offsets?

I like the Gator Pit and Lang offset smokers...they seem well built. Any other recommendations for pure offset grills?

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Old 08-08-2014, 12:47 PM   #2
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Check these guys out:
http://www.jdfabrications.com/?wpsc-...n-bbq-grill-48

They have a combo set up that looks pretty cool, can't do both at the same time but, still pretty sweet looking.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:14 AM   #3
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I like it:) are these guys reliable and reputable? I have not heard of them. I am also considering getting a Lang or Lonestar Grillz reverse flow smoker that has a grate on top of the cooking box for grilling. I can get a separate santa maria grill in this case.

Do you guys think reverse flow stick burners are better than pellet grills? I dont want to be attending to my cooker frequently..If I end up getting the reverse flow smoker then I will make sure to get a BBQ Guru attachment as well.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:18 PM   #4
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If you do not want to attend the fire frequently do not get a reverse flow, even if you get a Guru, it really will not matter much. Get a vertical insulated smoker, a pellet smoker or a ceramic komodo cooker. Do not get a reverse flow/stick burner.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:38 PM   #5
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Here's another great option to consider from Arizona BBQ Outfitters, the Scottsdale Cooker. And check out Rob's (Wingman) review and a number of cook videos using the Scottsdale. Not inexpensive, but really versatile.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:53 PM   #6
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Yes I have seen the scottsdale cooker in action on his youtube video and am quite impressed. It is a good contender..I will ask him how he likes it..thanks guys for the info.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:55 PM   #7
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what kind of capacity do you want?
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:02 PM   #8
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These folks are right up the roa from me in Central California.....seen a few of their products & they are really well built.....


http://www.norcalovenworks.com/
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:59 PM   #9
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I bought my basic Santa Maria cooker from AZ BBQ Outfitters. Good quality, welds, design, etc.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:04 PM   #10
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Engelbrecht grills are the best santa maria cooker IMHO. They have a lid and an additional offset firebox for smoking. They are what you see on Bobby Flays grilling shows
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:19 AM   #11
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Engelbrecht grills are the best santa maria cooker IMHO. They have a lid and an additional offset firebox for smoking. They are what you see on Bobby Flays grilling shows
Agree these are very nice grills. He also uses one from (http://www.grillery.com/index.html)... More Argentine asado but similar concept. But based on the OPs request for a combination smoker/grill I have to agree with the Engelbrecht recommendation
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