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Old 05-05-2014, 05:47 AM   #256
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Great picts darkoozy! You did a great job cooking up a ton of food!
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:36 AM   #257
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Great picts darkoozy! You did a great job cooking up a ton of food!
Thanks!

This smoker is exactly what I was looking for. It makes bbq very convenient without the constant need to tend to anything and has impressive capacity to cook.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:35 AM   #258
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Can you describe the difference withe your backwoods and your Lonestar cabinet? I'm trying to decide between the two
Backwoods Smokers are excellent smokers. I have a Backwoods Fat Boy which is 8 years old which I keep at my condo in Florida. Mike patented the reverse flow (patent has now expired). There is a third wall on the inside. The smoke exits at the top and the exhaust pickup is at the bottom of the smoker so the smoke goes from top to bottom. I understand the Pitmaker Vault also has reverse flow. The racks are 19 1/2" square. I like to cook with foil pans. You can get a full sized pan in there if you bend it but it messes up the air circulation. They now make a Backwoods Gator that has big enough racks to accommodate a full size foil pan, but only one pan per rack. Compare the Gator at $2370 vs. the LSG at $2595 - no comparison. If you move up to the Backwoods Pro Junior you are approaching $5,000. You can get 2 full sized pans per rack on the LSG without any problem. The Gator Pit Rebel is the same size as the LSG but it costs $4640.
Both smokers are very fuel efficient. Both smokers are well built. I can't tell any difference in how they cook or how the food tastes. The LSG is big and takes one hour to come up to temp with a full water pan after you add lighted charcoal. The Fat Boy will come up to temp in 30 minutes and my Myron Mixon smoker also came up to temp in 30 minutes. I don't look on this as bad, just something you have to adjust for.
All in all I think the LSG vertical insulated smoker is a hell of a smoker for the money. You can't go wrong with either one. Good luck.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:15 PM   #259
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Thanks!

This smoker is exactly what I was looking for. It makes bbq very convenient without the constant need to tend to anything and has impressive capacity to cook.
That's is why it caught my eye and this smoker, and I could not be happier!
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:59 PM   #260
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Well as I was heading out of town on Thursday to Show Low AZ for a bbq competition I got a phone call from Amber at LSG. She told me my smoker was done and was shipping out
Well I'm back and today is Monday. Looked at the tracking for my smoker and they took the long way !!!!! Texas to Phoenix over the weekend and now it's scheduled to go to Vegas then to me !!!!!! DAM the shipping company the idiots have to drive through Kingman which is only 30 miles from me on there way to Vegas. Just to turn around and drive 90 miles to deliver it !!!!! I could be seasoning my grill as we speak but NO I have to wait an extra two days because of this. Man I'm depressed but excited to get it...... OH and I leave for Mexico the day it arrives. Go figure !!!! Just ranting sorry
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:56 PM   #261
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Well as I was heading out of town on Thursday to Show Low AZ for a bbq competition I got a phone call from Amber at LSG. She told me my smoker was done and was shipping out
Well I'm back and today is Monday. Looked at the tracking for my smoker and they took the long way !!!!! Texas to Phoenix over the weekend and now it's scheduled to go to Vegas then to me !!!!!! DAM the shipping company the idiots have to drive through Kingman which is only 30 miles from me on there way to Vegas. Just to turn around and drive 90 miles to deliver it !!!!! I could be seasoning my grill as we speak but NO I have to wait an extra two days because of this. Man I'm depressed but excited to get it...... OH and I leave for Mexico the day it arrives. Go figure !!!! Just ranting sorry
Congrats! You gonna love it. Good luck getting it off the crate and into its new home...You gonna have fun. Make sure to invite friends.

I know the feeling of having to wait. I had to wait a whole week to season it, then another week to cook, due to rain...

Id read Chris's tips and learn from our experiences when you get ready for your first cook, so you dont have a tough time managing temps the first time out...

Enjoy!
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:28 AM   #262
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Congrats pyroman! Welcome to the family! Not sure how much attention your Yoder smokers need, but you will love the "set it and forget" style of this smoker. She holds the temps pretty steady for hours.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:13 PM   #263
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Whoo hoo it's here.. I'm at work seasoning her as we speak
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:23 PM   #264
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Got a curious question for the group, and others who have similar type cabinet smokers...

When you are done cooking and the smoker is all cleaned out and covered up and idle...

Do you close all the vents or do you leave all the vents and smoke stack open for ventilation?

The reason I ask, as I read somewhere to store the WSM with the vents open to prevent moisture or mildew buildup after rains or humid weather.

How do guys have the smoker stored when not in use? or does it matter?
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:22 AM   #266
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I store mine inside a enclosed trailer, so I leave the doors and everything open.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:56 AM   #267
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Mine is on a covered back porch under a really heavy cover. I leave the intakes and exhaust open. I do the same with all my smokers except the one that does not have a cover and is out in the open. That one only has the drain valve open on the bottom.
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:12 PM   #268
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Mine is in my garage. My neighborhood doesn't allow external huts and we have to conform to standard. She is happy in the garage.
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:11 AM   #269
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Got a curious question for the group, and others who have similar type cabinet smokers...

When you are done cooking and the smoker is all cleaned out and covered up and idle...

Do you close all the vents or do you leave all the vents and smoke stack open for ventilation?

The reason I ask, as I read somewhere to store the WSM with the vents open to prevent moisture or mildew buildup after rains or humid weather.

How do guys have the smoker stored when not in use? or does it matter?
Good question. Never really thought about it. I have always closed all my vents and doors after the cooker is clean and dry. Not sure it makes a difference???
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:57 PM   #270
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Mine is in my garage. My neighborhood doesn't allow external huts and we have to conform to standard. She is happy in the garage.
Are your vents open?
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