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rookiedad
11-13-2015, 09:23 PM
anyone tried the Sweet Swine o'Mine red box smoker?

Blythewood BBQ'er
11-13-2015, 11:17 PM
I looked at them, neat little smoker. Hopefully someone has, I would like a good review.

RapidCityBBQ
11-14-2015, 06:05 AM
I thought the price was a mistake when I first saw it. It's so much lower than any other cabinet I've seen. A review from an actual user would be great.

effinUker
11-14-2015, 07:16 AM
I recently saw this exact question on another thread too. I wonder what made these jump up and be noticed.

Untraceable
11-14-2015, 08:32 AM
They have just hit the market

SmokerKing
11-14-2015, 09:14 AM
I may get one. Went to their site and read up on it and looked at the few pics.

Eddiecalder
11-14-2015, 09:27 AM
Wish there was a video

wango
11-14-2015, 10:02 AM
They look cool but unfortunately made in China. I'd want to see one in person and talk to someone that has one. Can't argue about the price, they're cheap enough. I have to wonder does the "you get what ya pay for" apply here.

SmokerKing
11-14-2015, 10:28 AM
Looks like the right size for smoking a few things without having to fire up the drum or BGE.

I could see me using that for smoking a chicken dinner, or wings, BB's, beans, sides, or appetizers.

SmittyJonz
11-14-2015, 10:29 AM
Looks like it could hold half a Butt.

Old Dave
11-14-2015, 10:31 AM
The cooker is being reviewed on another forum at the present time. Will post the location when the article is done.

Dave

pjtexas1
11-14-2015, 11:20 AM
just ordered it. wish i would have seen the post above about the review. Mark was really nice and answered all my questions even though i tend to be a pain. called 3 times before i got all my questions answered. shipping was $43.99. yes the price is low and the capacity is small but not everyone has the $$$ to see if they like cooking on an insulated cabinet smoker. dropping $2k and being disappointed vs $400 and being disappointed are 2 very different situations.

smitty: it will fit 2 butts and really thought this would be a good cooker for you.:becky:

it is made in china but is a bw design that bw does not make any longer. bw and ssomd tested these for 8 months. they had a batch of 300 made and have sold 72...73 now.:wink: only issue so far was a scratched corner cover which they shipped the guy a replacement.

same metal as the chubby
1" insulation
exhaust, no stack just an opening on top
intake, nob thing opens/closes the intake on the bottom of the fb door
fb door is not insulated
therm is on top (they said it worked better there and was out of the way of the meat with the limited space in the cc)
hi-temp foam gaskets
no rivets (all screws)
1 year warranty
grates are 11.5 x 12.5 with 4.5" of spacing
could grill by removing the water pan

edit: fiberglass high temp insulation
they are in stock. mine will ship wednesday.

jgbmgb
11-14-2015, 12:19 PM
Really like the looks of this for small cooks for just the wife and I. Wonder if a heat diverter can be added. Seams like a lot on the bottom of that removeable pan.

landarc
11-14-2015, 01:13 PM
Does it come in camo? Smitty only buys camo cookers

pjtexas1
11-14-2015, 02:59 PM
if anyone is near the Memphis BBQ Supply in TN it looks like they have them in the store.

SmokerKing
11-14-2015, 03:36 PM
Just ordered one up!

pjtexas1
11-14-2015, 03:39 PM
Just ordered one up!

Nice! Now if it's total crap I won't be the only one. :laugh:

SmokerKing
11-14-2015, 03:42 PM
Nice! Now if it's total crap I won't be the only one. :laugh:

:becky: I'll make it work, one way or the other. I think I'm just going to use it for wings, :thumb:

landarc
11-14-2015, 04:36 PM
I can't believe it will be crap. I would order one, but, I am saving money for now.

SmittyJonz
11-14-2015, 08:49 PM
I Hate Red. Don't like Red cars, trucks, smokers, trailers etc...... Dark Tornado Red Ok but Bright Red sucks. If I was a Gang Banger I'd have to be a Crip. :shock: And I don't like nuttin a 12-15 lb brisket won't fit, that's why I sold my converted propane cabinet ( plus it brought $400 and I had $275 in it :mrgreen: )

pjtexas1
11-14-2015, 09:09 PM
When the Red Box arrives I'll take a pic of it next to my red abe's and in my kitchen with all our red appliances. My high school colors were red. Every team I ever coached over 12 years were all red. I kinda like red.:boxing:

SmittyJonz
11-14-2015, 11:57 PM
:shock:

dport7
11-15-2015, 08:15 AM
I like red, only if it's in the middle of my steak.

Best to ya on your smoker.

Fwismoker
11-15-2015, 09:54 AM
just ordered it. wish i would have seen the post above about the review. Mark was really nice and answered all my questions even though i tend to be a pain. called 3 times before i got all my questions answered. shipping was $43.99. yes the price is low and the capacity is small but not everyone has the $$$ to see if they like cooking on an insulated cabinet smoker. dropping $2k and being disappointed vs $400 and being disappointed are 2 very different situations.

smitty: it will fit 2 butts and really thought this would be a good cooker for you.:becky:

it is made in china but is a bw design that bw does not make any longer. bw and ssomd tested these for 8 months. they had a batch of 300 made and have sold 72...73 now.:wink: only issue so far was a scratched corner cover which they shipped the guy a replacement.

same metal as the chubby
1" insulation
exhaust, no stack just an opening on top
intake, nob thing opens/closes the intake on the bottom of the fb door
fb door is not insulated
therm is on top (they said it worked better there and was out of the way of the meat with the limited space in the cc)
hi-temp foam gaskets
no rivets (all screws)
1 year warranty
grates are 11.5 x 12.5 with 4.5" of spacing
could grill by removing the water pan

edit: fiberglass high temp insulation
they are in stock. mine will ship wednesday. Ya know you have a jimmy! lol What are you going to use that little guy for?

pjtexas1
11-15-2015, 10:28 AM
Ya know you have a jimmy! lol What are you going to use that little guy for?

Not really sure. The wife had been bugging me to find something for our anniversary next week. I couldn't think of a thing until I saw this thread and it's cheap enough. I like the small size and weight. I bet I can squeeze a 9lb brisket in there. Besides, do I really need more than 1 cooker anyway? :laugh:

luv2smoke
11-15-2015, 10:37 AM
To the brave and daring souls that ordered one of these I'll be curious about the reviews. The stones one must possess to part with 400 bucks on a Chinese cooker must be made of kryptonite. I cant say I've ever purchased a Chinese made hardware product that has had a spark of longevity.

Bob C Cue
11-15-2015, 11:03 AM
https://youtu.be/yqsLPW7Xi-w

Blythewood BBQ'er
11-15-2015, 11:22 AM
You're going to make smitty's head explode!

landarc
11-15-2015, 12:06 PM
Smitty is a Texan, his head is forged from black iron, it's too hard to explode :-P

pjtexas1
11-15-2015, 12:12 PM
Chevelle - The Red - YouTube

pjtexas1
11-15-2015, 12:24 PM
To the brave and daring souls that ordered one of these I'll be curious about the reviews. The stones one must possess to part with 400 bucks on a Chinese cooker must be made of kryptonite. I cant say I've ever purchased a Chinese made hardware product that has had a spark of longevity.

I didn't just buy it without thinking...i think:becky:
I called the guy. gathered all the details and thought it sounded as well built as the cheaper bw line. it is only 70LBS so i am not expecting the quality of my 450LB Abe's but then again it is the lowest price i have ever seen on an insulated cooker. there are no electronics or anything to malfunction. i probably won't be cooking at 400 degrees because i am not sure how it will hold up to those temps but i might eventually get brave and try it.:crazy: i have cooked on cheaper chinese cookers. it's just a metal box. what can go wrong, right?:heh:

landarc
11-15-2015, 12:33 PM
Considering its size, I thought 70 pounds was pretty heavy.

abangs
11-16-2015, 03:31 PM
This is Mark Lambert. The cooker is the old Backwoods Patio. There are a few upgrades to it such as an all stainless interior, powder coat (vs the old BW's paint), and a different gasket. Mark tested them for several months before marketing them. I've got 8 coming in shortly. As soon as they get here I'll post pics and reviews...I plan on running the heck out of one. If the moderators approve, I'm bringing back the "..It could be yours" smoker raffle and I will put two of them in the raffle....along with a BWS and a Shirley!!

pjtexas1
11-16-2015, 03:40 PM
This is Mark Lambert. The cooker is the old Backwoods Patio. There are a few upgrades to it such as an all stainless interior, powder coat (vs the old BW's paint), and a different gasket. Mark tested them for several months before marketing them. I've got 8 coming in shortly. As soon as they get here I'll post pics and reviews...I plan on running the heck out of one. If the moderators approve, I'm bringing back the "..It could be yours" smoker raffle and I will put two of them in the raffle....along with a BWS and a Shirley!!

oh heck yeah! please take my money:becky:

SmittyJonz
11-16-2015, 04:18 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fdUq-7oLx2M

jgbmgb
11-16-2015, 04:32 PM
Been looking for a small smoker just to cook for the wife and I. Placed order today!!

pjtexas1
11-16-2015, 04:38 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fdUq-7oLx2M

i didn't know someone wrote a song about you.:tape:

K-Train
11-16-2015, 05:23 PM
The cooker is being reviewed on another forum at the present time. Will post the location when the article is done.

Dave

Please do. I am interested.

pjtexas1
11-16-2015, 08:53 PM
So, it's a 3 dog race. Anybody want to place $$ on who gets theirs first?:becky:

landarc
11-16-2015, 09:16 PM
abangs is my bet, he is a dealer

abangs
11-17-2015, 09:10 AM
I am headed to the woods today for two weeks on a hunting trip. Not gonna mess with them until I return on the 30th. But....I will post an in depth review of them!!! I am sure Mark has them dialed in though and for $400....that is like a short sore pecker.....just can't beat it!!

Backwoods Smoker
11-20-2015, 09:49 AM
They are selling like hotcakes. Lots of good reviews. I tested it for 8 months. Great little household,rv, tailgating cooker.

Mark

Backwoods Smoker
11-20-2015, 09:54 AM
One mistake here. The firebox door is actually insulated. Just a small gap at the bottom where the air comes in.

pjtexas1
11-20-2015, 12:07 PM
They are selling like hotcakes. Lots of good reviews. I tested it for 8 months. Great little household,rv, tailgating cooker.

Mark

One mistake here. The firebox door is actually insulated. Just a small gap at the bottom where the air comes in.

Thanks for the information! It was hard to tell from the pic that the fb door was insulated.

SmokerKing
11-20-2015, 12:18 PM
This looks like the right size to smoke some bacon as well.

LYU370
11-20-2015, 02:09 PM
Dionn & Gary Lanton (Holy Smokes BBQ Team) have one. Firing it up today.

https://www.facebook.com/dlanton/posts/10206299215812503

pjtexas1
11-20-2015, 02:34 PM
i "borrowed" a few pics. hope that is ok...

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pjtexas1
11-20-2015, 02:38 PM
intake adjuster
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intake in fb door
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exhaust holes on back of smoker
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landarc
11-20-2015, 02:45 PM
It looks pretty stout in build parts

Fwismoker
11-20-2015, 02:46 PM
Looks like a good little smoker guys!

jgbmgb
11-20-2015, 03:26 PM
Ours scheduled to be delivered Monday! Looking forward to it!!

jgbmgb
11-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Looks like perfect size to take with the wife and I to the coast on the weekends!! Can already taste some fresh caught fish smoked in this!!!

captjoe06
11-21-2015, 06:41 AM
Wow. Looking forward to seeing the cooks on that bad boy.

pjtexas1
11-21-2015, 10:53 AM
I win! Got mine about 30 minutes ago:clap2:

hogs122
11-21-2015, 03:00 PM
I win! Got mine about 30 minutes ago:clap2:

Light that thing up. You've got time for a fatty before dark! :clap2:

pjtexas1
11-21-2015, 04:16 PM
I agree.
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PatAttack
11-21-2015, 04:31 PM
How is it running so far, Paul?

jgbmgb
11-21-2015, 04:31 PM
Nice!! So, whats your thoughts on the little red thang?!!

landarc
11-21-2015, 04:52 PM
You mounted it on a wall? :thumb:

pjtexas1
11-21-2015, 05:22 PM
Got family and a bunch of little ones running around today so I'm a little slow posting. Biscuit test was dead even on all racks. Temps don't get out of control. Hot dogs and sausage came out really good. Chicken breasts were next and a fatty. Just put baby back ribs on. Tight fit. Loaded up with 45-50 pieces of charcoal at 12:15. 12:45 was at 225 and put on the biscuits. Still on the same load of fuel at 4:15 running at 325. Will fit more than I thought. Very stout cooker and the fit and finish is really nice. Very glad I got this one. I tried a maze but it's not necessary. Ran the water pan empty and lined it with foil. 118964

SmokerKing
11-21-2015, 05:30 PM
Nice! :thumb:

mine won't arrive until Tuesday. :pray:

I'm stuck using my BGE for smoking a turkey tomorrow. :tsk:

landarc
11-21-2015, 05:48 PM
Dang! Now I want one worse, and have no money still.

I was really hoping it would suck

pjtexas1
11-21-2015, 07:26 PM
Nice! :thumb:

mine won't arrive until Tuesday. :pray:

I'm stuck using my BGE for smoking a turkey tomorrow. :tsk:
Mine was supposed to arrive Monday.
Dang! Now I want one worse, and have no money still.

I was really hoping it would suck
Ran bb ribs naked for 2 hours 15 minutes. They didn't suck. :shocked:
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landarc
11-21-2015, 07:28 PM
those look great

SmokerKing
11-30-2015, 11:17 AM
Well, I did three racks of wings and drums. Packed petty tight.

I fired a chimney of Stubbs briquettes and tossed on some hickory chunks. My plan was to smoke about 1 1/2 hours, pull and finish on the gas grill.

The Box took about 1 hour to get to 200 degrees and wouldn't rise any further. I did have the water pan filled about 1/2 way.

The temps started to drop so I pulled them and still had about 1/2 hour on the gasser to finish.

The analog thermometer was about 35 degrees off compared to my digital.

Anyway, I need to do another run with ribs or something. I'm thinking the water pan acted as a heat sink and the packed racks reduced air flow and prevented the temps to go over 200?

pjtexas1
11-30-2015, 12:54 PM
Well, I did three racks of wigs and drums. Packed petty tight.

I fired a chimney of Stubbs briquettes and tossed on some hickory chunks. My plan was to smoke about 1 1/2 hours, pull and finish on the gas grill.

The Box took about 1 hour to get to 200 degrees and wouldn't rise any further. I did have the water pan filled about 1/2 way.

The temps started to drop so I pulled them and still had about 1/2 hour on the gasser to finish.

The analog thermometer was about 35 degrees off compared to my digital.

Anyway, I need to do another rub with ribs or something. I'm thinking the water pan acted as a heat sink and the packed racks reduced air flow and prevented the temps to go over 200?

I had issues with a maze in fb and temps not getting high enough. It runs hotter without the maze. I think you are right about the water. I would try it again with an empty water pan.

SmokerKing
11-30-2015, 01:04 PM
I had issues with a maze in fb and temps not getting high enough. It runs hotter without the maze. I think you are right about the water. I would try it again with an empty water pan.

maze?

pjtexas1
11-30-2015, 03:15 PM
maze?

i use a snake/maze in my big insulated cabinet and thought the little Red Box needed it too. it's basicly a "S" pattern of charcoal made with firebricks or pieces of metal that burns charcoal a little at a time. here is one that i was testing.
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SmokerKing
11-30-2015, 03:16 PM
i use a snake/maze in my big insulated cabinet and thought the little Red Box needed it too. it's basicly a "S" pattern of charcoal made with firebricks or pieces of metal that burns charcoal a little at a time. here is one that i was testing.
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OK, I just dumped a full chimney in. I'm going to use Royal Oak and no water next time.

Richard_
11-30-2015, 05:28 PM
Damn ! that looks a great little smoker for the money

pjtexas1
11-30-2015, 09:21 PM
Damn ! that looks a great little smoker for the money

A few more details.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=220933&highlight=Red+box

Q+1
12-08-2015, 12:35 PM
Wow nice. Wish I heard about this before I bought my Broil King Smoke Vertical for about the same price.