拉猪肉
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 03-31-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
Mrdeville
Full Fledged Farker
 
Mrdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-13
Location: Washington DC
Unhappy Looking for new smoker

Hello. I am in the market for a new smoker. I want either a offset smoker or a rotisserie smoker. Is there any difference in how your food comes out with the offset compared to a rotisserie smoker? Any suggestions would be well appreciated.
__________________
Shirley Smoker , 22.5" Weber Kettle,Thermapen, Thermapop, Timestick
Mrdeville is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-31-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
landarc
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
landarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-26-09
Location: sAn leAnDRo, CA
Default

there are so many options, what price range? there are differences, though I am not sure they are difference makers, or even normally detectable
__________________
the meat thermometer was so far past the top reading, it read Taylor

"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."
landarc is online now   Reply With Quote


Old 03-31-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
Mrdeville
Full Fledged Farker
 
Mrdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-13
Location: Washington DC
Default

Well, as of now the price range is no more than $6,000
I would like something pretty large. I want to eventually do catering. I was considering the 4860 model from Cadillac Cookers. If cooking on a rotisserie is the same as using a offset smoker, then I could get a offset smoker for cheaper. I'm undecided right about now.
http://www.cadillaccookers.com/produ...smoker-trailer
__________________
Shirley Smoker , 22.5" Weber Kettle,Thermapen, Thermapop, Timestick
Mrdeville is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-31-2013, 10:16 PM   #4
flyingbassman5
is one Smokin' Farker
 
flyingbassman5's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-26-12
Location: Saint Louis MO
Default

I'd check in with a mod to move this thread over to the catering forum. Most guys in Q-talk aren't as versed in the larger cookers like that. Might have better luck finding a helpful opinion over yonder since you are looking to start catering.
__________________
18" OTS, 22" OTG, SJ Silver, Vintage 1981 Coleman Bullet, PBC, UDS, QMaster Senior ATC
flyingbassman5 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-31-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
RICK Allen
Full Fledged Farker
 
RICK Allen's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-23-10
Location: Qualicum beach B.C. Canada
Default

Get in ouch with Rich at Gator pits in Houston premo quality and one honest person
__________________
Lonestar walk on pit
RICK Allen is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-31-2013, 10:38 PM   #6
Trumpstylz
is One Chatty Farker
 
Trumpstylz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-29-11
Location: Chicagoland
Default

Yeah, I've been looking at these cookers a lot lately, teasing myself because I don't have the money. If I were spending the dough on an offset or reverse flow, it would probably be a Pitmaker sniper, Lang, Gator, Jambo, Peoria Cookers, Yoder, or Bubba grill.

Were it a cabinet/vertical type smoker, it would be a Pitmaker, Stump's, superior, Assassin, Backyard Bomber, or backwoods.

I'd take a look at them- pretty sure they all do custom work. And check out the peoria cookers meat monster.
__________________
Weber One Touch Gold
2001 Weber Genesis that is no longer used since the OTG
Trumpstylz is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-31-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
Mrdeville
Full Fledged Farker
 
Mrdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-13
Location: Washington DC
Default

I appreciate the input! I guess you guys aren't really into rotisserie smokers?
__________________
Shirley Smoker , 22.5" Weber Kettle,Thermapen, Thermapop, Timestick
Mrdeville is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-31-2013, 11:07 PM   #8
Trumpstylz
is One Chatty Farker
 
Trumpstylz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-29-11
Location: Chicagoland
Default

Are you looking to do a whole pig on a rotisserie, or just a chunk of meat now and again?

If you're not in the food business and are not looking for a whole hog cooker, check out the cajun bandit for the 22 inch weber kettle or weber smokey mountain, or the kamado bigjoe rotisserie.

I'm pretty sure Spitjack is near you and they make whole hog rotisseries for putting over an open fire. There are also some other brands, and you wouldn't have to spend 6000, plus I've seen them at parties and they're a hit.

The cadillac smokers don't look bad, but I have heard zero about them on this forum, so I wouldn't wanna drop 6 big ones on a company that I'd never heard anyone on this bbq forum mention once (maybe i just have a bad memory though).

Also- a lot of the previous brands mention that do custom work would be able to handle rotisserie as I'm pretty sure I've heard of them doing so in the past.

http://spitjack.com/category/ROTISSERIES.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-BYIRqOXbvg
__________________
Weber One Touch Gold
2001 Weber Genesis that is no longer used since the OTG
Trumpstylz is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 03-31-2013, 11:14 PM   #9
shares
Full Fledged Farker

 
shares's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-18-08
Location: San Jose, Ca
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrdeville View Post
I appreciate the input! I guess you guys aren't really into rotisserie smokers?
They're a PITA.
__________________
www.CalBQue.com - What are your score sheets trying to tell you?
www.TooAshamedToName.com - Competition BBQ Team
shares is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 04-01-2013, 07:30 AM   #10
smokeisgood
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 03-19-12
Location: Louisville,Ky
Default

I have recently picked up one of these, and really really really like it.... and it's well within your budget. My guess is I could probably get 20+ briskets on it pretty easily
http://www.pitmaker.com/product/vin/?vin=15230959
__________________
"Long Ashes Competition BBQ Team" cooking on a Pitmaker Long Rifle Sniper
smokeisgood is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 04-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #11
dwfisk
Babbling Farker

 
dwfisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-01-12
Location: Fairfield, FL
Default

Take a look at these from brother TuscaloosaQ:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=157486
A PM to him might be in order.
__________________
I'm Dave
Got a bunch of cooking toys and a custom metal fabrication shop where I spend my time building all sorts of smokers & outdoor cooking gear.
dwfisk is online now   Reply With Quote


Old 04-01-2013, 08:14 AM   #12
jmoney7269
Banned
 
jmoney7269's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-07-11
Location: brenham, texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokeisgood View Post
I have recently picked up one of these, and really really really like it.... and it's well within your budget. My guess is I could probably get 20+ briskets on it pretty easily
http://www.pitmaker.com/product/vin/?vin=15230959
+1 our next pit is gonna be a reverse flow magnum sniper. Tryin to eventually work towards my moble bbq food truck. it will be a few years yet. My vault cooked 10 15 lb briskets but that's about it. I bet one of those snipers could hold 25 briskets.
jmoney7269 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 04-01-2013, 08:17 AM   #13
Trumpstylz
is One Chatty Farker
 
Trumpstylz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-29-11
Location: Chicagoland
Default

Those snipers are a work of art as far as offsets go- I don't know anyone else who makes anything like it. You could maybe fit a whole hog on one?
__________________
Weber One Touch Gold
2001 Weber Genesis that is no longer used since the OTG
Trumpstylz is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 04-01-2013, 08:49 AM   #14
BBQ Bandit
Babbling Farker
 
BBQ Bandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-15-08
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Default

There are different rotisseries as well.

Southern Pride, Old Hickory, and Oyler smokers have a rotating bank of shelves... capacities from 500 lbs and up.
But that's in a different budget - in the 5 figure range.
__________________
Custom Klose Backyard Chef... of Snot, and a 22.5 WSM

Former smokers;
Lang 84 Deluxe kitchen, Lang 60 Mobile - The Damsel II, Lang 48 Patio - The Damsel, Bubba Keg Grill - RIP, Double Barrel Smoker and a BSKD
BBQ Bandit is online now   Reply With Quote


Old 04-01-2013, 10:44 AM   #15
smokinit
is One Chatty Farker

 
smokinit's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-16-07
Location: Coxsackie NY
Default

Fec makes a decent unit also.
smokinit 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

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 PM.


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.