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Old 01-17-2014, 03:59 PM   #1
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Hello fellow brethren,

Names jaxx, I am a new user to the site, but I have explored quite often. Like many of you, I'm no stranger to the art of grilling and smoking. This thread I've started is to get your (seasoned) input on a mobile smoker I'm looking to purchase in a few days. It's a few years old and is a used unit. I will post pics of it later today, since I can't use the ones on my phone. But i would juts like to get your opinions on buying one of these used.

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Old 01-17-2014, 04:15 PM   #2
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What is it? How much is it? What color is it?
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:18 PM   #3
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Yeah need to know what it is to be more helpful. I mean in general as long as there isn't something obviously wrong with it like massive amounts of rust that has now led to holes in it a used smoker is just a new smoker, but more dirty .
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:22 PM   #4
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Best food I ever had was cooked by an elder African American man near the campus of Louisiana College. A well seasoned double circle co-op can with an expanded metal grate and bailing wire hinge. The man could cook chicken that would make you skip chapel.

Maybe you could give more details??

Oh-and if it is burnt orange- nope, no bueno
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick responses ! I'm not sure of the material used to make it just yet, the guy I'm buying it from says him and his father built it some years ago. It's got a stick burner (smoker) on the rear, a charcoal grill on the side and a set of burners for cooking sides. I'll have some photos up later to tonight. Only saw one major rust spot on the charcoal grill, other than that it looks to be in good condition.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:31 PM   #6
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Can't wait to see some pics. In my experience, the biggest farkup for home built stickburners is an undersized firebox. Check it against this: http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html
Rule of thumb, firebox = 1/3 the cook chamber volume, minimum!
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:32 AM   #7
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Alright guys, finally made it home. Here are the pics I was talking about! Let me know what you think.

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Interesting... can we gets picture with the lid open?
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:28 AM   #9
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I'm going to check it out in person today, so I'll post more pics and get the measurements and what not.
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How much is this contraption ?
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I'm going to check it out in person today, so I'll post more pics and get the measurements and what not.
Did you buy it?
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:04 PM   #12
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Am I missing something I don't see an intake looks like a gas fired pig cooker to me.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:25 PM   #13
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Well ?
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:58 PM   #14
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So here are some more pics fellas. I got the unit for $300 so I'm not complaining. It will need some work as you can see, but my cousin is a welder so I think all will be well regarding that. The second and third pics are of the larger grill on the rear, it doesn't have an offset box like I thought but that's okay. And the third and fourth are of the smaller charcoal burner which will be replaced with a new UDS. The frame of the trailer is rust free so that which is most important is in good shape. Thanks for checking it out, let me know what you all think!
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Is it me or did the attachments not take??
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