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Unread 06-14-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default 48 or 60 lang

Im trying to decide whether to go with a 48 or 60 lang smoker. What do you think? Will I kick myself if I dont go with the 60?

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If you think you will kick yourself if you don't go with the 60 then get the 60!
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Always go bigger..
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60, if not 84.... Cheers!!!
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If you are gonna kick yourself for not getting the 60, then I would totally rule out the 48 and look at the 60 and the 84.
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unless your going into business or have a huge family the 48 can handle a lot. I have had 4 packers with a pot of beans with room for at least 4 more packers, also put a whole case of baby backs on without using the top rack.
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Definitely the 60.
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Get the 60 (I wish I had.)
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unless your going into business or have a huge family the 48 can handle a lot. I have had 4 packers with a pot of beans with room for at least 4 more packers, also put a whole case of baby backs on without using the top rack.
Are you sure you don't have an 84? There is no way I could get 8 packers on my 48. I think even 4 would be maxing it out.
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Are you sure you don't have an 84? There is no way I could get 8 packers on my 48. I think even 4 would be maxing it out.
you probably have the older model without the slide in top rack. Its almost as big as the bottom rack.
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there is room to put the top two front to back if you needed to.
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You are correct - I have the model with the removable extra shelf (basically a long skinny rack with legs.) I have thought about taking the smoker to a local welder and having a slide-in rack added.

Edit: I just saw your pix... very nice!
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unless your going into business or have a huge family the 48 can handle a lot. I have had 4 packers with a pot of beans with room for at least 4 more packers, also put a whole case of baby backs on without using the top rack.
I completely agree. I have a smoker based on a 120 gallon tank, essentially a Lang 48, and I routinely cook for 30-40 people with no problem. Bigger is not always better if 90% of the time it'll be 90% empty.

Consider the 48 deluxe with live smoke. That can give you some additional capacity.
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If you are not sure go BIG... I was in the same situation and decided to go with the 60 deluxe... glad I did...

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You received great advice.
Better to have a little more than you need, than not have enough.
Go bigger.
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