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Unread 08-16-2010, 03:27 AM   #1
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What do you think of these? Saw at Walmart.com. At $50.00 it might be worth the gamble.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Meco-Charc...oking/12441314

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Looks likes a cheapo brinman. I wouldn't touch it personaly. Probably more frustration than anything.
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I've got two of those in my cooker graveyard. Did a lot of meat on them before I came to this site. For that price you can make a UDS.
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I have one--does a decent job,especially if you don't have a smoker.There's no valid temp guage, and lid is loose,therefore no good seal.--but it does work. The firebox has vents , unlike the Brinkman,and temps will go up rather than burn out.Just sayin'
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do a UDS
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Go spend 50 dollars at the meat counter instead.
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I had a Meco that my dad bought years back. After doing the mods and messing with it endlessly to get temps stable I gave up. I scavenged all of the parts and used them to build a UDS.

Don't get me wrong, it'll do if you don't have anything else but it will have a much steeper learning curve and your patience will be tested. But last night on Diners Dive ins and Dives they showed a guy that smoked his salmon on a Brinkman ECB, it did him right.
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I guess it's not worth it then. We have barrels where I work. I need to get off my lazy backside and build a UDS.
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