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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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So the quest for my new cooker has sort of changed directions.

I have had my heart set on a MeadowCreek unit, though I spoke to a few dealers for them and only one seemed to care about actually making the sale, unfortunately he had the highest price. I felt like I was bothering the others, perhaps it was because I tried talking price....

Regardless I have a bad taste in my mouth, even after meeting the guys direct at MeadowCreek. So Im opening my options. If I need to wait a month for a new cooker, I mind as well order something made the way I want and have it shipped up because unfortunately living up in the north, were limited on builders up here.

So what I do know is that I want reverse flow, slide out racks, some stainless steel and a quality cooker. My main use of this cooker will be my backyard and family parties with a few competitions a year. A trailer model would be nice, however I am not sure how much competing I will be doing so id rather not go that route. Something in a 120 gallon size would be nice, 250gallon is a bit too large for a backyard cooker.

Feel free to PM me with info as well. I greatly appreciate it
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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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Lang.

http://langbbqsmokers.com/

The Lang 48 is probably the right size.
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Not A true RF but it has everything you want http://www.lonestargrillz.com/Square...---Grills.html
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Lang was my next choice, but I want something larger than the 48". When I was younger I always bought small and "cheap" so that I could upgrade if I got more into it and not spend a ton up front to try something out. Ive upgraded cookers 3 times last year and really want to make sure this is a cooker that stays around for a few years if I decide to grow in comps or anything. They always say its cheaper to do it right the first time!
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They make a 60", 84" and 108"

I picked the 48 since it's roughly the same size ad the Meadow Creek 120 and you mentioned wanting a 120 gallon size.
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They make a 60", 84" and 108"

I picked the 48 since it's roughly the same size ad the Meadow Creek 120 and you mentioned wanting a 120 gallon size.
Correct, I always forget that the MC 120 is so large because of the rounded sides, yet the grades are only about 50" in length
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Then you'll want to look at the Lang 60 - comparable to Meadowcreek 120.
The Lang 84 - same size as the Meadowcreek 250 - both uses 1/4" steel.

[However to note: the Meadowcreek 120 uses thinner steel (3/16")and charges more per pound of steel.]

For an actual picture - here's my first Lang (48 patio); only 10 butts.




Does cook just fine like its bigger brothers loaded.... no duress whatsoever.

Like yourself - have upgraded smokers... cooking for bigger causes. The Langs do hold their value, too.
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Not A true RF but it has everything you want http://www.lonestargrillz.com/Square...---Grills.html
That is a smart design. I like it.
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they have changed the upper shelf now it goes all the way across, even more room.
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this one is on craigslist. http://southjersey.craigslist.org/for/3702341957.html

MeadowCreek TS120 Smoker - $5500 (Palmyra NJ)





This is a Meadowcreek TS 120 16 foot Smoker with a chicken cook and stainless steel package. Purchase new April 2012 for 6800.

Grate Size:
20" x 41.75" T
22" x 41.75" B
Dimensions:
72" H x 150" L x 57" W
Weight:
1140 lbs.

no affiliation to me, just a listing i thought you might like.
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Contact TuscaloosaQ, a brother & superior RF pit builder at reasonable cost. I'll PM contact info.
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