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Unread 08-16-2013, 06:42 AM   #1
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Default Backwoods Competitor - on the way!

We will be the proud new owners of a Competitor here in a couple weeks. Can't wait!

We've got a Chubby at the shop that we use for tinkering, and my partner sold his Party a year or 2 ago when he picked up the Peoria Cookers Meat Monster.

Any tips/tricks to running something the size of the Competitor, compared to the smaller models? It is going to be our dedicated rib cooker.

We'd like to use the same Royal Oak lump that we burn in the other smokers.. Should we be concerned about the temperatures getting away from us?

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Unread 08-16-2013, 07:02 AM   #2
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Congratulation on your new pit purchase..
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I compete with a BW Competitor with a Guru set up. I let mine come up to temp on its own before I hook the Guru up. But the Guru is not needed because it holds temp great, the guru is just more for me on piece of mind so I can sleep easier at comps. I also let mine heat up some before I add any water, bring the temp up slow to heat the metal inside evenly.
also congrats on the new toy you will enjoy her indeed!
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I compete with a BW Competitor with a Guru set up. I let mine come up to temp on its own before I hook the Guru up. But the Guru is not needed because it holds temp great, the guru is just more for me on piece of mind so I can sleep easier at comps. I also let mine heat up some before I add any water, bring the temp up slow to heat the metal inside evenly.
also congrats on the new toy you will enjoy her indeed!
Thanks! We've got a Guru at the shop that we can press into service if necessary. We'll probably spend an afternoon tinkering with it to get a feel for the vents & temps.
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Just noticed your location...I'll be down for some ribs, let me know when they will be ready.

I grew up in Auburn, ending up living in Bloomington after school.
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Just noticed your location...I'll be down for some ribs, let me know when they will be ready.

I grew up in Auburn, ending up living in Bloomington after school.
Ribs start coming off between 1 and 2! (hopefully quicker with the Backwoods)

I live about 20 minutes south of Auburn. Our shop is on the SW side of Springfield, behind Parkway Pointe.
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Nice. I'm headed down that way after work today with my home build smoker. I've got a 10 pound brisket and a 10 pound pork shoulder that I'm cooking tomorrow for a little gathering at my folks.

My old man own's the glass shop on the square in Virden, guessing you aren't too far from there.
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Nice. I'm headed down that way after work today with my home build smoker. I've got a 10 pound brisket and a 10 pound pork shoulder that I'm cooking tomorrow for a little gathering at my folks.

My old man's own's the glass shop on the square in Virden, guessing you aren't too far from there.
Not far at all! DiCarlo's pizza is a regular stop for us.
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sweet sweet rig! My fatboy can run at 250-300 all day...but its hard to keep it consistant in the 225-250 range at times. Congrats on the new smoker.
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Nice cooker! Congrats!

Now get her burned out and seasoned and cook something!
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We're going to top 95° here on Wednesday... Won't need much fuel!
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We're going to top 95° here on Wednesday... Won't need much fuel!
I spoke with someone at a competition this week who had both SS doors and steel doors on a chubby. They mentioned the BWS with SS doors has much harder to control temp wise...
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If anyone else is wanting one, I have a one month old, used twice one for sale. Looks just like the pic of this one. Has heat diverter, tie downs and wheels.
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