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Unread 04-29-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
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I saw this on craigslist and was wondering if these smokers are any good? For $20 I think its probably worth it. I'm waiting for them to call me back. Any thoughts on this smoker??

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I'd see what the inside looks like and the interior dimensions of it. If it's all good, pay the $20. and then smack the heck out them. "We're not really smoke people?" they bought it on a "whim".
Don't know about the brand but, I could think of worse things to spend $20 on.
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I wasn't able to find too much info on this smoker but looks like they sell for $185 new on ebay. I say for $20 its hard to pass up. Hopefully its still available and they call me soon.
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So I got an email from the guy confirming I can pick this up tomorrow. Score!! He's going to measure the size of the cooking grates for me tonight. I'm hoping they are 22.5" like the WSM.

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It's worth 20 bones if you need something to do. I understand the leak like nobodys business though. At the very least you get inexpensive parts for another build.
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I saw a smoker like that on some web-site.The sections can be broken down and converted to a portable gill with the dome locked on to the base!

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If its 22.5" it may be worth it just to add onto my weber performer so I can smoke on it. We'll have to wait and see what size it is.
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I saw a smoker like that on some web-site.The sections can be broken down and converted to a portable gill with the dome locked on to the base!
I don't know of this clone ( sold at Sears) has those options, the ProQ may be what you are referring to?
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yea, this is a flimsy junky smoker sold at sears. but for $20, why not ?
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how come I can't find any info on this smoker on Sears website. So its not the BBQ PROQ excel? Mmm..wonder if its still worth it.
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It's worth it.

I thing Sears stopped selling them last year.
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I think its worth it, go for it. What $20 any way...
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how come I can't find any info on this smoker on Sears website. So its not the BBQ PROQ excel? Mmm..wonder if its still worth it.
You are buying the BBQ Pro, which is kind of a knock off of the ProQ Excel. Still worth $20 IMO.
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Anyone know what size or sizes they were made in? Wondering if the parts would fit on my 22.5" webers.
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I'm pretty sure the ProQ Excel was in between an 18.5 and 22.5 WSM. I can't say about the BBQ Pro.
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