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Unread 09-02-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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What are your thoughts on this pit? Seems like a good price, would be more efficient than a standard off set since the smoke is rising and could be used with A charcoal basket or wood. It also doubles as a charcoal grill and has a whopping 17 sq ft of cooking space. Anyone ever cooked on one or know anything about them?

http://www.johnsonsmokers.com/index....d=79&Itemid=96

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Unread 09-02-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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Has anyone seen another fabricator design a pit like this? Even if you haven't seen This particular one, what are your thoughts on how it "should " perform???
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Tejas and Gator Pit make something similar, though not as big. My only concern would be if that firebox would be able to heatup a smoker that size. I'm not a fabricator, though. I'm sure he has tested it. This would be the smoker I would choose rather than an off-set firebox type. That's just me, though.
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Looks nice. Not sure I want to crawl under the front table to add wood / charcoal. How hot will your legs get next to the fire box ?
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Tejas and Gator Pit make something similar, though not as big. My only concern would be if that firebox would be able to heatup a smoker that size. I'm not a fabricator, though. I'm sure he has tested it. This would be the smoker I would choose rather than an off-set firebox type. That's just me, though.
I agree... It would take a while to heat up. For that reason I think a 48" or 60" wide cooking chamber would be better from that respect especially since I do very few large cooks
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Looks nice. Not sure I want to crawl under the front table to add wood / charcoal. How hot will your legs get next to the fire box ?
Good point. I assume that's why he puts the intakes on the sides but definitely something to consider.
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Check out the dbl barrel smoker thread that is up and recent he has real cool one and lot less $$$
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TTT.... Anyone else have any thoughts on this particular pit?
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It seems to me like one side might get more smoke/heat than the other, since the smoker is going to be slightly out of level to accomodate a drain.
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Greetings, My first post/question. I've been looking at post and reviews across the net on Lang,Johnson and Greasy Hills smokers, I'm starting to lean toward a vertical by Johnson, but I'm not seeing much info on them. I read some threads here last week on someone picking up a reverse smoker from Johnson and they had a chance to see a few in operation...just looking for any pointers on verticals and the Johnson smokers in particular.
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