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Old 08-05-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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I decided to buy the Jambo Backyard - but it was a close call between that and the Lang 48 Patio.

So, I've left several messages for Jamie to place the order. He has yet to call me back. I wonder if he's on vacation or something. Strange, as I have heard great things about his level of service. Any of you have similar experiences?

I guess if I don't hear back, I'll order the dang Lang.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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Unconfirmed - but I hear tell that there is a 9 month wait on a new Jambo.

Plus Jamie is a competitor; and you know how much time that takes away from you.

But if you are comparing a Jambo and a Lang, you are comparing apples and oranges. Jambo is an offset with some innovative (but not unique) air flow characteristics. A Lang is a reverse flow. If you are intending to cook hot and fast, you may be disappointed in a Lang. If you are looking to cater off of your rig, you may be disappointed in a Jambo. With all due respect, maybe a little more research should be done.

You may also wish to inquire about R&O Smokers. I cannot speak to their quality, but I am seeing a lot of them starting to pop up at competitions. They certainly look good.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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I don't think Jambo backyard cookers are a 9 month wait, just the larger size ones. But the backyards/Juniors still have a little wait on them from what I hear.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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You can order a Jambo backyard from big poppa smokers for $2300 or so (includes shipping), but they mention there is a 10-12 week wait time for Jamie to build it.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:19 PM   #5
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Unconfirmed - but I hear tell that there is a 9 month wait on a new Jambo.

Plus Jamie is a competitor; and you know how much time that takes away from you.

But if you are comparing a Jambo and a Lang, you are comparing apples and oranges. Jambo is an offset with some innovative (but not unique) air flow characteristics. A Lang is a reverse flow. If you are intending to cook hot and fast, you may be disappointed in a Lang. If you are looking to cater off of your rig, you may be disappointed in a Jambo. With all due respect, maybe a little more research should be done.

You may also wish to inquire about R&O Smokers. I cannot speak to their quality, but I am seeing a lot of them starting to pop up at competitions. They certainly look good.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I plan to use the smoker at home, but I want to try competitions some day. I do not cater, except for parties at my house. I do like to cook hot and fast. I've cooked on a Lang 60 before, and it's a really great smoker. I decided on the Jambo because I like the insulated box, and so many folks here recommend it. Plus, I also heard it is easier to cook hotter on it than on the Lang.

I did talk to Jamie about a month ago, and he said I could get the Backyard by October. He answered a lot of questions for me and was super nice. I hadn't made my decision at that time, so I didn't order it. Prob should have. I'm sure he's a busy guy.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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He has opened a restaurant and is busier than a whore on dollar day. He'll eventually get back with you, great guy just stretched to the max right now.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
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I'd personally call Big Poppa Smokers and talk to them about the Jambo. Their customer service is stellar.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:03 PM   #8
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PM TuscaloosaQ and save yourself alot of money. Or check out his website shirleyfabrication.com
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I had sent an e-mail to the addy on the Jambo website last week and I did not get a response yet either...
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:31 PM   #10
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I'd personally call Big Poppa Smokers and talk to them about the Jambo. Their customer service is stellar.
I agree Big Poppa Smokers will get it done for you.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #11
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Jamie isn't good at responding to emails or voicemails. The best time to call him is 8-12 central time. If you really want a Jambo, call him until you get in touch with him.
He is consumed right now trying the restaurant business. "Bless his heart."
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #12
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I have wanted a jambo backyard for a while. Just can't swing it right now. Just not in the budget. But if the wait is a year..... perhaps I should place an order now .

Not that I cater.. but why is this pit not ideal for catering?
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #13
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we can help you....we are the only reseller of Jambo pits...call 877 828 0727 Many times I can get it to you cheaper than Jamie due to the freight deals we get,
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:21 PM   #14
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yeah he has opened a bbq shack . picture from texas bbq posse blog
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #15
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we can help you....we are the only reseller of Jambo pits...call 877 828 0727 Many times I can get it to you cheaper than Jamie due to the freight deals we get,

Do you have any idea of the wait time on the Backyard Pit?
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