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Unread 05-21-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default I want a new cooker! Any opinions/advise?

I am buying a new house next week, so why not a new cooker too?
I once had a horizontal, now I have a vertical (backwards Bandera).
I like the vertical better, but I have an open mind. Both were backyard cookers. I am wondering if the combo cookers (i.e. Klose BYC) eventually get hot enough in the vertical chamber (225F - 250F) or do they always stay cooler than the horizontal chamber? I am also considering a "small" mobile cooker so I can compete in the future (Lang's prices look good for going mobile). So far, manufacturers I'm considering are Lang's, Klose, & Gator Pit.
I need your recommendations, pros & cons, opinions, and advice. Thank you!
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Unread 05-21-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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Hey Chez Hawg. I'd check out Klose. Not only great cookers but Dave put my picture on their website! But you already knew that.
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Brother Parrothead has a customized Klose BYC for sale right now that would fit your description. I and several others have cooked on this pit - it's very nice. http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=58442
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Brother Parrothead has a customized Klose BYC for sale right now that would fit your description. I and several others have cooked on this pit - it's very nice. http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=58442
Hey Chez Hawg, this one looks like what you need. Plus another reason to come back to the homeland!
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you could build a bunch of UDS's at that price... LOL
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Not to muddy the waters further, but consider the following pit builders as well: Lone Star Custom Pits, http://www.lonestarcustompits.com/index.html and Peoria Custom Cookers, http://www.peoriacustomcookers.com/new/home.html
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How big is your budget?
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My budget is 3 to 4 grand for a mobile.
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Spicewine on a trailer!
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I love my Lang 60 Moble, and I dont know a better smoker for the money.
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Was around 3 loaded Langs with hams, shoulders, loins.... last weekend... and was amazed how much meat they held. Each held over 200 lbs. a piece... and that's just on the smaller one... a Lang 60.

Divemaster, Pigman, and BBQ Bubba are all pitmasters of those Langs. Definitely on my short list.
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Thanks to those of you who have replied. I talked to Ben Lang on the phone for half an hour yesterday. The "reverse flow" technology in his pits makes some sense to me. I am leaning hard towards purchasing from him.
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Ben is a great guy! I was on the fence until we stopped by while I was visiting my parents near Brunswick, GA. It was labor day four years ago, and we knew the shop would be closed. My dad and I were standing at the fence looking at the smokers from afar, when Ben drove up to grab a smoker for a party. He spent an hour with us, giving us a private tour of the facilities, and showing us his handy work. The 60 was perfect for us, and has been a wonderful smoker. Actually, after my neighbor drove by it for over a year, he bought one as well.

With that said, there are several wonderful manufactures out there. One day I will own a Klose pit, maybe a Spicewine, and some sort of Kamado. But I plan to pass the Lang down to my little boy!
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What I mean by passing it down to my little boy, is that presently he is 5 years old, and will get the Lang when I pass!
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I've got a modded ECB I could part with for, oh, $400 or so. You'll love it.
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