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Unread 12-12-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default Cooking on the FEC100's pros and cons?

I have been doing research on the FEC100's and have read countless forums about them, but the knowledge that I have gotten is from mostly regular backyard cookers. Can anyone that competes on them give me some competition insight while using them? All help is greatly appreciated.
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Unread 12-13-2009, 12:20 AM   #2
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All I need to say is consistency. And that is what wins...
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Yep, Scottie nailed it. They cook the same everytime... so you can focus on everything else.
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All I need to say is consistency. And that is what wins...
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Unread 12-13-2009, 10:29 AM   #5
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Tritto

On the downside, you need power. That is easily rectified (hee hee) by using a generator, battery and inverter combo or comp power where available.
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On the downside, you need power. That is easily rectified (hee hee) by using a generator, battery and inverter combo or comp power where available.
Will a battery and inverter get you through a whole comp?
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Yes with the right set up
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I have been doing research on the FEC100's and have read countless forums about them, but the knowledge that I have gotten is from mostly regular backyard cookers. Can anyone that competes on them give me some competition insight while using them? All help is greatly appreciated.
Cons? Your neighbor 'accidentally' trips over the power cord at 3am.
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Unread 12-13-2009, 04:47 PM   #9
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Great cooker, love the ability consistancy it provides us.
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There's a great opportunity to learn more about FEC-100's in competition this spring in KC.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=73792
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judges seem to like food off a FEC, I think I saw something about Todd, winner of the invite Royal, say something about the FEC is a team member,,,, I need to remember where I saw that.

one con is the price, and the fact it will not have that charcoal taste, just not going to happen.
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Is that sorta like a drunk guy 'accidently' peeing on the hickory for the Jambo? :)

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If you are even moderately serious about getting an FEC - just get one. I don't cook on one, and I'll probably stay with a stick burner, but in reality they are not all that expensive and you'll ALWAYS be able to sell it if you maintain it properly.

An FEC costs less than a medium sized off-set w/trailer, though you'll have to deal with transporting it to comps.
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If you are even moderately serious about getting an FEC - just get one. I don't cook on one, and I'll probably stay with a stick burner, but in reality they are not all that expensive and you'll ALWAYS be able to sell it if you maintain it properly.

An FEC costs less than a medium sized off-set w/trailer, though you'll have to deal with transporting it to comps.
very true on the resell part, I lost $150 when I resold one of mine (use to have 2, now just one), and sold in hours.

on the transporting part, easy pleasy, just lift it on a truck bed, good to go.
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