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Unread 01-03-2014, 06:49 PM   #1
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Talking Custom Assassin 28 Smoker Delivered - It's Bad A$$!

Two hours into my delivery window I hear the rumble of a diesel! The custom Assassin 28 I ordered a couple of weeks ago has arrived. This was a unit that unfortunately the person who ordered it could not complete the purchase due to a family emergency. I had just lost my very close uncle two days prior and bought this to cheer me up. I will be naming the Assassin 28 "Clyde" in my Uncle's memory.

So what did I get?
  • Assassin 28
  • Six Shelves
  • Firebox Rain Drip Edge
  • Rounded Diamond Plate
  • DigiQ DX2 (Not Using)
  • Fitted Cover
  • Controlled by Stoker Wifi (From Rock's BBQ)

I want to thank Jeff and Robin for outstanding service. They run a great company and the quality, craftsmanship, customer service and heck, even the crating is outstanding. I can't find a single fault from start to finish, and I'm a picky SOB. I also want to thank "dobdabomb" because it's his thread and his custom configuration that sold me!

So let's check this bad boy out. I know, another Assassin thread. :)

Delivery:







Yes, I have a forklift in a very residential area and I love it. My neighbors, probably not so much.

Removing from Pallet (Who says an "IT" geek can't run a forklift):






Cleaned Interior and Racks + Two cans of Canola oil + Stoker Wifi:





Loaded with Royal Oak Lump (plus apple, oak, cherry and hickory chunks - why not) - Fire In The Hole!!!:






Geeky Stuff - Stoker-Web (Also has an Android app which connects to my Stoker-Web server):



The dip was caused by me screwing with Stoker-Web. It came right up to 300 degrees in about 25 minutes and set in nice and solid.... until I opened the firebox door. Gotta learn the hard way, that's my style. I'm impressed how quickly it came up to temp, and the awesome thing is... the outside is cool to the touch at 300 degrees.

Who knows, maybe I'll cook something tonight/overnight Worst case, it will be tomorrow afternoon/evening. I have an 8lb butt in the fridge. However I'm leaving first thing in the morning to go pick up a Lang 36. So there will be another thread a coming, when I get the third of the three stooges home and on the patio. :)

Today was a good day.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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Nice!
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Looks like you're gonna havea nice line-up. Congrats and sorry about your uncle.
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Very delux rig. Congrats man!
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Nice looking setup. What size fan are you using on the Stoker?
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Unread 01-03-2014, 07:40 PM   #6
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Thanks guys.

Fire!:



Seasoned:



Bacon.. cause I'm freakin starving:



I am trying out SM Sweet Seduction for the first time. Wow this rub smells great.. so a little sprinkle on the bacon and into the cooker. I dialed back the temperature to around 250 degrees. Going to make BLT's but I don't have any tomatoes. I don't really like them anyhow, so BLCM's (cheese and mayo) it is.

I tossed in a couple of chunks of Apple wood for good measure.
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That's the skinny horizontal model.........Congrats.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 07:46 PM   #8
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Oh and like a dumb ass, I was so excited that I forgot to install a drip/steam pan. So I came out to the Exxon Valdez on my concrete. haha.
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That looks awesome, makes my wsm look sad out in my back yard. Sweet seduction is pretty amazing. Goes well with other rubs too.
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Every Q'rs Driveway or Patio oughta have some Grease Stains!!
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I love it! I have pretty much decided on an Assassin I think, just a little bit more money needs to be saved first. I love all the pictures.
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Congrats!!
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You are going to love the Assassin. Jeff and Robin do a great job and really go out of the way to help you get exactly what you want. I just got a great thank you from them today for helping to promote the smokers. Great folks.

Ajstrider, you won't go wrong choosing the Assassin. I have the 24" and it will cook a lot of meat at once. For my needs there was no reason to go with the 28 and I saved $500.
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that is nice.have fun with it
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I sent Jeff and Robin a nice thank you email. While I don't have any experience cooking on this thing yet, I do have the experience of buying. Many times you buy something and feel let down or that it's misrepresented. Not the case with them and I think that goes for Rebel and Superior as well. I was going to buy a Superior SS-1 but when I got in touch with Jeff, he had this thing just sitting there waiting for a new owner, so I went that route. The customer service from Superior was outstanding as well. It seems the folks who are associated together have their heads screwed on straight and a desire to give their customers what they are paying for, both in product and service.

I have no concerns that this thing won't produce amazing BBQ. If it doesn't, it's my fault, not the cookers. If this thing works as good as I think it will, I don't think my Yoder YS1500 is gonna be around very long.
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