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entdoc
09-09-2015, 02:49 PM
Im narrowing down my choices and would appreciate any advice or comments:
both are gravity fed smokers.

Myron mixon V33 vs. Humpreys GF Tank II wide

600lbs ----- 700+
cook chamber 45.57"x28.28"x30.15" --------- 30.25"x22.5"x25"
holds 2 hotel pans: yes -------- yes
$$$$ $4995 ---------- $5520
6 racks ----------- 3 racks 22"x29" 18 locations
water pan at bottom ------------- water pan at bottom vertical insulated Reverse Flow

entdoc
09-09-2015, 02:50 PM
ok that didn't publish as I had planned

SmittyJonz
09-09-2015, 03:07 PM
Humphreys.

Untraceable
09-09-2015, 03:12 PM
Humphreys

SmokinBuddha
09-09-2015, 03:33 PM
Humphrey's

theBBQspecialist
09-09-2015, 03:35 PM
Hands down! HUMPHREY'S.

Bludawg
09-09-2015, 03:38 PM
I got no dog in the hunt that said, You get more pit (cook space) for your $ with a Mixon but MM reminds me of a used car salesman or That certain BIL that you only see at Christmas.

cjtiger300
09-09-2015, 03:56 PM
Deep South GC36 for that price. 4 inches of insulation around the charcoal shoot makes a huge difference in prefomance. Also 12 ga steel inside and out vs 16 guage. 1/2 inch steel around the firebox and 1/4 inch on the rest of the charcoal shoot. Racks are 35 1/2 by 23. It weights 850 pounds

theBBQspecialist
09-09-2015, 06:40 PM
Deep South GC36 for that price. 4 inches of insulation around the charcoal shoot makes a huge difference in prefomance. Also 12 ga steel inside and out vs 16 guage. 1/2 inch steel around the firebox and 1/4 inch on the rest of the charcoal shoot. Racks are 35 1/2 by 23. It weights 850 pounds

Here are some Humphrey's construction facts for comparison:

*entire cavity of the chute is stuffed with Humphreys special formulated mil spec insulation able to withstand 1400 degrees.
*the chute is made from an 8" x 3/8" wall round pipe
* 11 gauge steel construction with 3/8" in the fire box area.

The reverse flow system has proven to provide either dry or wet heat while maintaining unbelievable even temperatures.

Don't take my word for it, join Humphreys User group on FB and ask other GF tank users what their experience is.

entdoc
09-09-2015, 07:17 PM
Good advice. Thanks and mucho appreciated.

SlowSmoked
09-09-2015, 07:24 PM
two horrible choices... No way anyone with self respect could support Mixon....

entdoc
09-09-2015, 09:42 PM
OK, so why is the Humphreys horrible? and what is your better alternative?

jbounds286
09-09-2015, 10:07 PM
be careful...some people get offended when u say one brand of smokers is better than the other......:crazy:

Bludawg
09-09-2015, 10:22 PM
entdoc You're the guy that's gonna cook on it and it's your cash buy what YOU want and be happy. We do have an ignore button here.

grantw
09-09-2015, 11:27 PM
Stumps, he paved the way for this tech, why get a photo copy?

aawa
09-09-2015, 11:57 PM
Both are quality products and do cost a good amount of money. Owners of both talk about how well built they are and how well they hold temp etc.

I would look at the cooking space for the money and go from there.

SmokinJohn
09-10-2015, 10:25 AM
I tried to reformat it to no avail, so here is a pic:


http://www.buyfatcat.com/images/chart.PNG

nmayeux
09-10-2015, 11:45 AM
I have to second the Deep South recommendation. I've had mine for a year now, and quality and performance second to none. Also great customer service, winning contestants, and truly beautiful.

entdoc
09-10-2015, 12:18 PM
You guys don't make it easy, now also considering the stumps stretch and one of the Deep South smokers........the search continues

mrboy
09-10-2015, 12:26 PM
There are a lot of great smokers in your price range, I'd add Spicewine and Backwoods to your list.

Since you're in Tulsa you might look for a manufacture closer to you to cut down on the shipping costs. I think Spicewine is made in the St. Louis area and Backwoods are made in Louisiana.

grantw
09-10-2015, 12:32 PM
Honestly you can't go wrong with any of them, myself I would just get the stumps, I called in one time to talk about them and stump himself answered all my questions, at the time I went with backwoods more because I just decided on that design.

BBQ_MAFIA
09-10-2015, 12:52 PM
Spicewine Ironworks is located in Columbia MO which I believe is 2.5Hrs West of St. Louis.

Do yourself a favor before making your final decision. Call Jay Curry at Spicewine. Jay is a long time member here on the Brethren and will be happy to talk to you about his cookers. Jay never advertises his cookers on the Brethren board as he comes here to relax and get away from work.

I have a Large Spicewine and can tell you it is an amazing cooker. You owe it to yourself to at least talk to the Spicewine folks before spending such a large amount on any smoker.

Good luck with your choice.


There are a lot of great smokers in your price range, I'd add Spicewine and Backwoods to your list.

Since you're in Tulsa you might look for a manufacture closer to you to cut down on the shipping costs. I think Spicewine is made in the St. Louis area and Backwoods are made in Louisiana.

cjtiger300
09-10-2015, 02:06 PM
You guys don't make it easy, now also considering the stumps stretch and one of the Deep South smokers........the search continues

What I find great about the Deep South is it burns wood like a stick burner. Seriously, the 4 inches of insulation around the charcoal shoot makes a huge difference. Ask anyone who has switched from one gravity fed smoker to a Deep South and they will all tell you it gives more smoke flavor.

Bludawg
09-10-2015, 04:07 PM
Gator builds a hell of a nice cabinet http://www.gatorpit.net/backyard_pits/dual_stacker.htm

pwa
09-10-2015, 08:18 PM
Check out Rockin W smokers (https://www.facebook.com/Rockin-W-Smokers-1601561786752281/timeline/), here are some pic of there gravity fed cabinets. 4 racks 23" x 31" a 5th rack for water if you want to use it. Tapered charcoal chute 6" insulation around firebox(1"/4 plate) and chute, 2" around cabinet 14 ga exterior, 10 ga interior. They also have a pretty cool optional Guru locker. 800lbs + And cheaper then both those 4500 or 4750 with guru locker. If you want to see them in person, American royal spots G296 and G297. I will also be cooking on one at the Jack... Okay maybe 2 :)

But of the 2 you listed go Humperys but your missing out on a better smoker.

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wjwheeler
09-10-2015, 08:45 PM
two horrible choices... No way anyone with self respect could support Mixon....

You don't even want me to go there.........

I own a V33. It's a quality built smoker. It comes down to the decision of a gravity feed smoker or a reverse flow.

jbounds286
09-10-2015, 08:52 PM
guys u are offering opinions on smokers not asked about...dont u know that is offensive?! gah :laugh:

entdoc
09-10-2015, 09:11 PM
Hard to offend me, and I appreciate other's thoughts. I think I'm just gonna go with the whole "its not the cooker, its the cook" philosophy and move on down the road. Gonna have to decide and then just pull the trigger. I really appreciate all the input Ive received!

Bludawg
09-10-2015, 09:36 PM
Hard to offend me, and I appreciate other's thoughts. I think I'm just gonna go with the whole "its not the cooker, its the cook" philosophy and move on down the road. Gonna have to decide and then just pull the trigger. I really appreciate all the input Ive received!
SO very true!

BBQLuver
09-10-2015, 09:45 PM
I'd have to choose the Humphreys as well.