View Full Version : The Good One...anybody used one? Advice?

04-15-2011, 10:38 PM
I'm looking into these pits for an addition to our BBQ shop...any thoughts?


Smokin' D
04-15-2011, 11:43 PM
I've been looking and thinking and changing my mind for months now. Been trying on the thought of getting a Rodeo from those folks. Offset, sizable capacity, and has some showmanship to it. Saw a Marshall at a contest in MA in March. Well built and still small enough move from place to place. Did I mention the capacity? 27 square feet!!! Not as efficient as an insulated vertical,but dang it. I like off-sets! Most likely gonna order one next week. (Got the tax $ today and Momma says it's good!) I'll keep you in the loop, and hopefully someone else will respond with some better first hand knowledge.

04-16-2011, 03:17 PM
I've been wanting a Good-One for several years. I have a couple of friends with them (they wouldn't trade them for anything) and have been around a few others. Great builds, long burn times and great versatility. I really like the design. I think it would be a worthwhile addition. Looks like you have a great business there. I wish it was someplace I traveled to occasionally.

04-16-2011, 04:51 PM
Here is a thread from a couple of weeks ago..


and here are some older threads...


04-16-2011, 05:45 PM
I own the Open Range and Rodeo, and I also got my dad a Marshall. Needless to say I'm a fan! Personally, I think the Open Range is a tad small for my preference. I like having enough room to move food around, and you just don't have that option with the smaller cooker. The Marshall is great, and has plenty of space. 4 racks allows you room to slip a pan of beans under the briskets, which is always good thing. I'm not a fan of rib racks, so you're able to cook lots of slabs laying flat. Rodeo is the same design, just larger. I've cooked on all of them, and I'd recommend getting the Marshall for home cooking and the Rodeo for competitions or high volume cooks.

04-17-2011, 12:28 AM
I've cooked on three of them, one was Pyle's 60 inch trailer model. These things are a dream - I don't know anyone who didn't like their's.

Pyle's BBQ
04-17-2011, 03:45 AM
Two summers ago I cooked 1200# of butts and brisket in about 48 hours and used just over 20 bags of RO Steakhouse lump, I think. I would have to check my notes. I do like the Trailboss, but me and my contest partner want something smaller to cook on at contests. There is a lot of wasted room in my cooker, but I could not pass up the deal I got on this smoker.

You are located in Northern CA, right? If there is not that many smoker dealers in that part of the state, I would say go for it. You can PM me if you have any other questions.

04-17-2011, 06:12 PM
I think the big ones are nice, the small ones have extremely limited space on them. I cooked on one for a judging certification cook and it was cumbersome and small. The bigger one with the box on the back is sweet, lots of space. Heard great things about them, they hold temp very well and cook very well.

04-18-2011, 11:01 AM
A Marshall. Make anyone a heck of a deal. Can deliver to Kansas City area first weekend of May. Look in the for sale section for my number.