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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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What would you recomend to someone who has some smaller smoker's and want's to compete more but not a huge buget. What smoker's would you guys recomend?
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What's your budget and what's the transportation you have ?

WSM's are usually the common answer when comps & budgets are in the same sentence.
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FEC and a UDS
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What would you recomend to someone who has some smaller smoker's and want's to compete more but not a huge buget. What smoker's would you guys recomend?
22" WSM's
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Unread 12-21-2009, 09:17 PM   #5
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Man I know this is going to be a dumb question. But what is A FEC and A UDS
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Man I know this is going to be a dumb question. But what is A FEC and A UDS
FEC = Fast Eddie Cookshack. Pellet cooker made by Cookshack cost around $3,500.00. Works great.

UDS = Ugly Drum Smoker or Upright Drum Smoker. Homemade cooker from a 55 gallon vertical drum. Cost next to nothing or up to a few hundred dollars dependi on how you build it. Works great.

The only dumb question is the one you don't ask.
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Heck I have been competing with ECB water smokers. You can compete with whatever you have.
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July 16-17 there will be a bunch of Stump's Smokers you can check out in person at the contest.
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What comp will that be at?
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Redheart I was the team next to you at Newnan comp
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Unread 12-21-2009, 10:39 PM   #12
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Rub ummmm I would like to give you one be Roll Tide....lol
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Unread 12-21-2009, 10:45 PM   #13
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Man, I seem to be getting it from Bama folks today...ouch!

Here's the event:
July 16-17, 2010 Hot Ribs & Cool Blues BBQ Festival - Anniston, AL (FBA)
Historic Downtown Anniston Business Association - 1012 Noble St. - Anniston, AL 36201
(256)-342-2121 or e-mail: for information
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Yea but i do it in good fun I promise. Im A big Tebow fan, plus you guys over the last two or three years almost unstoppable.
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The last time I competed I used my Weber 22" kettle, my Brinkmann upright (old, not made anymore) and my Brinkmann SmokeNPit Pro. Total cost between all three of those is far less than $500 and I bought them all at my local Ace Hardware store.

The key is to know your tools forwards and backwards and, as always, practice practice practice!

Are they as good as other smokers? Unless you're Redheart with the El Cheapo Brinkmanns, probably not. But I have cooked dozens of times on each one, and hundreds (maybe over a thousand?) of times on the Weber kettle. These are the instruments that I know best and I love to use them.

It's good to have good equipment. Just know that it's going to take some time and practice to learn whatever it is that you decide on.

Have fun!

(Hmm. Guess I should update my signature.)
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