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Unread 09-19-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
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Default What do you think of this smoker?

I have been thinking of getting a Lang in the spring, but a buddy of mine found this smoker from a guy who locally makes these. It is a 250 gallon tank..he says its 3/8 inch steel. The firebox has 2 vents, and the warmer on back has 2 racks, and he said you could use it as a grill or warmer. It has 2 smoke stacks, and its a reverse flow smoker. He said he would sell it to me for 1900.00. A comparable Lang is 3000.00. I don't mind paying for quality, but don't am always looking for a deal. Should I go this route or wait and buy the Lang?


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Unread 09-19-2011, 06:56 AM   #2
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That has a lot of nice features. I like the $1900 feature the most. Nice looking rig.
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See if you can talk to a couple of people that own one and get their feedback.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:54 AM   #4
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See if you can talk to a couple of people that own one and get their feedback.
Ditto, 3/8 thick? That thing will weigh a ton. Hold heat forever though.
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I would also suggest talking to some current owners.

A couple of quick observations...

1. It's not a reverse flow like the Lang. Reverse flow will give more even temps.
2. The placement of the stacks looks odd. There are two on the main cooking chamber and two on the warmer. I would think that you would want the flow to be through the main chamber and then through the warmer. Having the stacks on the main chamber seems strange.
3. Have you tried opening the doors? There doesn't seem to be any counter weights so I'm betting that they are heavy.
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Probably not a big deal, but I can see where they took some shortcuts during the build.
Only welding every 8" or so around the cook door flange for one. Should be adequate but I would have at least filled in between with JB weld or the like just for asthetics.
Also I would have mitered the flanges at the 4 corners of the door. That's just me.
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Then again... It IS only $1900.
Check it out closely.

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see it they have one you can take a test cook on
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I noticed the stacks too. It claims to be a reverse flow but a reverse flow wouldn't have a stack at the the end opposite the firebox.
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I'd be very curious to hear some feedback on how it cooks. If it's good, for that price I'd probably drive out there and tow it back home!
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do they have a website? I'll be interested in looking at them
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Looks nice. Ditto on asking them to let you do a test cook. Or just get it fired up for a few hours to see how it holds temp and how even it is. I would think they would let you if they really wanted to sell it. Sometimes deals turn out to be great even if they aren't well known brands. Test cook would help tell you that.
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Door will be very heavy with no counter weight, and that a big door at 3/8 thick.
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I think that it is a reverse. The other stack maybe for the warmerbox on the end. Does it have its own firebox? I think it is worth taking a good look at it. definatly a good price.
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The welds look rough, and it is a pretty interesting design if it is a true reverse flow. Would be very curious how it holds temp and if it has any huge hot spots(not that they are bad).
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