喂我西摩
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  


Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Competition BBQ

Notices

Competition BBQ *On Topic Only* Discussion regarding all aspects of Competition BBQ. Experiences competing or visiting, questions, getting started, Equipment, announcements of events, Results, Reviews, Planning, etc. Questions here will be responded to with competition BBQ in mind.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-18-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
Q-Dat
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 12-04-08
Location: Pearl River LA
Default Fatboy or Gater.....

Help me decide which one.

Gonna be using it for Brisket, Pork, and Ribs.

Chicken will be done on the Bubba Keg.
Q-Dat is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-18-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
Untraceable
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Join Date: 05-19-11
Location: mn
Default

I think it depends whether you plan on running dry or with water. Id hate to try removing the gater's water pan to dump.
Untraceable is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
tyotrain
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 04-09-12
Location: Madrid, NY
Default Fatboy or Gater.....

I say party G2 love mine it's a cooking S.O.B


Have fun and happy smoking
BBQ UP
__________________
LOCKED-N-LOADED BBQ TEAM follow us at. https://www.facebook.com/LLB.BBQ
tyotrain is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-18-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
MASON-DIXON BBQ
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 01-15-11
Location: Greencastle, PA
Default

Like them both....love the Gater. Full size pans = homerun. Can order it with a permanent water pan like a Fatboy if you are worried about dumping the water pan - but that's no big deal either. Once you cook on it a few times, you'll figure out how much water to put in so it runs low at end of cook.

In my experience more is better and the Gater is a Fatboy +.
__________________
Mason-Dixon BBQ Supply "We have it in stock!" www.mdbbqservices.com

Last edited by MASON-DIXON BBQ; 02-18-2013 at 03:58 PM.. Reason: spelling
MASON-DIXON BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 02-18-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
Podge
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 09-25-06
Location: Elk Creek, Ky.
Default

Get the Fat Boy.. Supposedly, the guy who won the Jack in 2007 won using a Fat Boy.. That's what I read on their site anyway.
Podge is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #6
Pappy Q
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 04-08-10
Location: Elk Creek, KY
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Podge View Post
Get the Fat Boy.. Supposedly, the guy who won the Jack in 2007 won using a Fat Boy.. That's what I read on their site anyway.
I also heard he was a sumbitch
Pappy Q is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 02-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
WeQ4u
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 03-26-12
Location: Florence, Ky
Default

I would look at the new G2 Party....more space and a lot of new features.
WeQ4u is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
Q-Dat
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 12-04-08
Location: Pearl River LA
Default Re: Fatboy or Gater.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by WeQ4u View Post
I would look at the new G2 Party....more space and a lot of new features.
Ideally yes that would be a better option, but its going to be either the Gator or the Fatboy. The dealer is local and giving me a good deal.
Q-Dat is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #9
NickyG
On the road to being a farker
 
NickyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-08-12
Location: Conway, AR
Default

I got my Gater a few weeks ago and it is awesome. After the first cook removing the water pan sucked, but the cook I did this weekend I was able to time the cook with the amount of water I needed. I like the option of being able to put hotel size pans in there. I did go with the 180 degree doors which are great.
__________________
EPIC BBQ CRU - Gateway Drums - Insane Can Posse
NickyG is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #10
bcaggie07
Got Wood.
 
Join Date: 02-04-11
Location: Round Rock, TX
Default

I have had my gator for a year and half and love it. Dumping the water pan is not that bad. I only use 2 gallons of water to start with and then add a gallon when more water needed. This helps control the moisture and helps with getting a good bark. It is also less full at the end.

I personally disagree with 180 doors. All you have to do is pull one tray out and it holds the door open for you to do what you need to do. I would invest the money on a nice cart to be able to move it around cuz it is heavy.

Not sure who you are going through but the Riiters are great to deal with and they built me a really nice cart. Also the deal was really good.
__________________
Backwoods GATOR Smoker, BLACK Super Fast Thermapen, 8.5x20 Comp Trailer
bcaggie07 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
musicmanryann
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 06-11-08
Location: Ames, Iowa
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Podge View Post
Get the Fat Boy.. Supposedly, the guy who won the Jack in 2007 won using a Fat Boy.. That's what I read on their site anyway.
Also the guy who won the 2012 Jack, as well as the guy the won The 2011 American Royal Invite and The 2011 Sams. :-)
__________________
Big T'z Q Cru Championship BBQ Team
CBJ #50801
6 WSM's
2 Weber Kettles
FEC100
2 Backwoods Fatboy
2 Not-so-Ugly Drum Smokers from Gateway BBQ Store
[URL="http://s674.photobucket.com/albums/vv102/Ryannewstrom/Jambo%20--%20The%20Orange%20Monster/"]Jambo -- The Orange Monster[/URL]
[URL="http://www.bigtzbbq.com/#!__main/links"]www.bigtzbbq.com[/URL]
Join our [URL="http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/group.php?gid=101606657515&ref=ts"]facebook group[/URL]
musicmanryann is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-18-2013, 09:05 PM   #12
Podge
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 09-25-06
Location: Elk Creek, Ky.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by musicmanryann View Post
Also the guy who won the 2012 Jack, as well as the guy the won The 2011 American Royal Invite and The 2011 Sams. :-)
Hell yeah!!!
Podge is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 02-18-2013, 10:36 PM   #13
musicmanryann
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 06-11-08
Location: Ames, Iowa
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Podge View Post
Hell yeah!!!
Something about that cooker, don't know what it is...Seems to cook better the higher the stakes.
__________________
Big T'z Q Cru Championship BBQ Team
CBJ #50801
6 WSM's
2 Weber Kettles
FEC100
2 Backwoods Fatboy
2 Not-so-Ugly Drum Smokers from Gateway BBQ Store
[URL="http://s674.photobucket.com/albums/vv102/Ryannewstrom/Jambo%20--%20The%20Orange%20Monster/"]Jambo -- The Orange Monster[/URL]
[URL="http://www.bigtzbbq.com/#!__main/links"]www.bigtzbbq.com[/URL]
Join our [URL="http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/group.php?gid=101606657515&ref=ts"]facebook group[/URL]
musicmanryann is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-19-2013, 08:10 AM   #14
Goddahavit
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Goddahavit's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-18-08
Location: PA, Fleetwood
Default

If your getting the gater, id have them not install the upper charcoal sliders, so you can get more coals in there, also decide if your going to run dry or not, if not get the welded in pan. so its basically a fatboy that fits pans.
__________________
Fire & Spice Catering & Competition Team
fireandspicebbq@gmail.com
Stumps Platinum 5 on a porch trailer
Backyard Jambo
Stump's Stretch
Bubba Keg
Weber WSM
Old weber gasser
Goddahavit is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 02-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #15
swamprb
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
swamprb's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-27-06
Location: Bothell WA
Default

Gater with extra cook grate sliders.
__________________
Brian - Left Hand Smoke BBQ PNWBA 2010 Team of the Year
BGE's/WSM's/Pellet Pro WSM/BWS Gater/BDS Clones/Cookshack 008/Weber Performer w EZ-Que/Cajun Bandit/Rib-O-Lator Test Pilot/La Caja China/BBQ Guru/Weber 1000 RK Drum Coffee Roaster
Follow Left Hand Smoke on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Left-H...462391?sk=wall
KCBS CBJ/PNWBA CBJ www.pnwba.com
swamprb is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts