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Unread 02-08-2013, 07:36 AM   #16
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Whats this non-sense? Offsets not efficient? pfffft. offsets rule. nothing says 'bbq' like have to tend to a fire every 20-40 minutes for a 18 hours hog cook.

how many days until my BWS gets here? hahahaha. welcome to the club. even the high faluting offsets aren't very efficient. folks with Langs and such might get 2 hours between loads. the jambos and such, a little different story, but that's what you get for $12k.

Switch to logs and foil the doors. or instead of foil, grab some fire door gasket rope and some high temp silicone. that's what i used for my "gaskets". then i found that my smoker needed the leaks to breathe. but 10#s to cook a butt sounds not so bad on a offset. on a UDS you'd get about 20 hours out of the same.. just saying..
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Unread 02-08-2013, 08:08 AM   #17
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I agree 12 hours from 10lbs is pretty good in my book. I don't know what you would gauge it by using an off set. Mine burns twice as much in cold weather than in warm weather.
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I think it was 10#s of coal to cook a 12# butt. Not sure how many hours it was. But(t), if he was never above 2fitty, then 1.5hrs/lb =one helluvan efficient cook for an offset in my (neophyte) book.
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I have owned both a cheap offset and now a more expensive OK Joe's. I will tell you as a matter of fact there is a big difference between the two. Cheap offsets don't seal well,have a number of leaks, and very thin metal. I have heard you can seal leaks with high temp silicone and I would recommend a blanket.
If you are getting 1.5 hours per pound I would say that's pretty good.
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