oink
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-17-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
AnimalLover
Got Wood.
 
Join Date: 03-16-13
Location: NY-PA
Default New here, building my first smoker.

New here this is my first post. I'm working on my first smoker build. Got a question. Is versatility important when buying a smoker? Do you look for the do all end all item? Something with the ability to smoke and grill? Or is a grill a grill and a smoker is a smoker?
AnimalLover is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-17-2013, 08:46 AM   #2
Kave Dweller
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 06-12-12
Location: Hampshire, IL
Default New here, building my first smoker.

I think a grill is a grill and a smoker is a smoker.
__________________
"Onyxwoods" clone, a Guru and some of Tennesse's finest whiskey.

Creators of "Reverse Shigging": When your competition wants to know what your doing so they know what doesn't work.
Kave Dweller is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-17-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
Kave Dweller
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 06-12-12
Location: Hampshire, IL
Default New here, building my first smoker.

Welcome to the brethren
__________________
"Onyxwoods" clone, a Guru and some of Tennesse's finest whiskey.

Creators of "Reverse Shigging": When your competition wants to know what your doing so they know what doesn't work.
Kave Dweller is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-17-2013, 09:22 AM   #4
SmokinFatties
On the road to being a farker
 
SmokinFatties's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-10-13
Location: Ironton Oh
Default

I agree with Kave Dweller. Some setups can do both but to do it well I've found out it's best to have a dedicated setup for each.
__________________
Smoker Joe, UDS, Weber Silver 22.5 kettle, MB Gas Smoker, CG Smokin Pro w/sfb, pitmaster IQ110
SmokinFatties is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
Kave Dweller
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 06-12-12
Location: Hampshire, IL
Default New here, building my first smoker.

If you are going to build one, I don't think there is a better, easier build then a UDS, they really work.
__________________
"Onyxwoods" clone, a Guru and some of Tennesse's finest whiskey.

Creators of "Reverse Shigging": When your competition wants to know what your doing so they know what doesn't work.
Kave Dweller is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-17-2013, 11:12 AM   #6
Muscrat
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Muscrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-15-10
Location: Tuscola Texas
Default

X2 on the UDS. Mine cooks as good as my big offset cooker. And can be built for less than $100
__________________
Its Si-intistic, Jack!
LIL' Shananay-backyard cooker
Coming soon- micro smoker!!!
Muscrat is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-17-2013, 11:24 AM   #7
el_matt
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 12-08-09
Location: Turlock, California
Default

Buy an OTG, and build an UDS. Then build a stick burner, if you need it. Scratch that word, who of us NEEDS all of the cookers we have?

Matt
__________________
"Grandpa, you make the best meat, EVER!!"
el_matt is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-17-2013, 11:37 AM   #8
Kave Dweller
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 06-12-12
Location: Hampshire, IL
Default New here, building my first smoker.

Weber kettle and a UDS can get ya through most anything, spend any left over on a pit control, BBQ guru, stoker, etc.
__________________
"Onyxwoods" clone, a Guru and some of Tennesse's finest whiskey.

Creators of "Reverse Shigging": When your competition wants to know what your doing so they know what doesn't work.
Kave Dweller is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-17-2013, 11:37 AM   #9
Muscrat
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Muscrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-15-10
Location: Tuscola Texas
Default

Oh they are a necessity for sure. I spent 6 weeks working away from home with NO way to smoke anything. It sucked bad!!
__________________
Its Si-intistic, Jack!
LIL' Shananay-backyard cooker
Coming soon- micro smoker!!!
Muscrat is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-17-2013, 11:52 AM   #10
Neonnblack
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 01-15-13
Location: Reno, NV
Default

A jack of all trades is a master of none.
Neonnblack is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #11
AnimalLover
Got Wood.
 
Join Date: 03-16-13
Location: NY-PA
Default

Thanks for the input. I already built one, well a prototype. I was just thinking if I should make it more than just a dedicated smoker. I think the uds is great, I'm looking for year round smoking so I went with some insulation. Thanks again.
AnimalLover is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #12
J-Rod
is One Chatty Farker
 
J-Rod's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-15-12
Location: Irish Hills, MI
Default

An UDS has great insulation properties IMO. Well at least mine does- I can't believe how well that sucker holds heat consistently in the winter compared to other cookers. So in the "do it all" category, I'd have to say UDS built with a grill feature. Build a standard UDS, but also so you can raise/hang the coal basket directly under the grate for hot and fast grilling. Weber kettles are very versatile too.
__________________
Okie Joe offset, UDS, Akorn, Weber Kettles, I'm JD.
J-Rod is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-18-2013, 12:50 PM   #13
hamiltont
is One Chatty Farker
 
hamiltont's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-24-10
Location: Kearney, NE
Default

I designed mine to do just that, grill or smoke. I can take the grease pan & deflector out and slide the charcoal basket into the bottom rack's guides and grill on the rack just above it or if I want to get close & personal the grilling rack can rest right on top of the charcoal basket. I leave the bottom door shut and the ash will fall into the ash pan on the bottom. Here's a pic of the smoker:

__________________
If Homebrew & BBQ aren't the answer, then you're askin' the wrong questions... Cheers!!!
hamiltont is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #14
Kave Dweller
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 06-12-12
Location: Hampshire, IL
Default New here, building my first smoker.

Nice build, how bit is the cook chamber on that beast?
__________________
"Onyxwoods" clone, a Guru and some of Tennesse's finest whiskey.

Creators of "Reverse Shigging": When your competition wants to know what your doing so they know what doesn't work.
Kave Dweller is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #15
SmokinJohn
is One Chatty Farker
 
SmokinJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-15-12
Location: Anaheim, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by el_matt View Post
Buy an OTG, and build an UDS. Then build a stick burner, if you need it. Scratch that word, who of us NEEDS all of the cookers we have?

Matt
*cough* *cough* Me. Really, I do.

"The gasser is for steaks, dogs, and burgers, the charcoal combo is for trip tips, the UDS is for butts and briskets, and the double barrel is for....uhh....whole hogs and turkeys! Think of the block party we could host!!!"

This argument gets a from the Mrs.
__________________
Dbl Bbl Smoker, UDS, ECB, Char-Broil gas grill & charcoal grills, SJ - Certified Moink Baller
SmokinJohn 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. If it doesnt find results at first, hit search a few times more.





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, 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.