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Sfine118
06-06-2017, 07:19 PM
If you guys had the choice between these 2 offsets for backyard use which would you choose? Both seem to be the same size. The bayou has thicker metal. Anyway they are both priced the same. Just curious on your thoughts. There doesn't seem to be a lot of info out right now about the bayou. And Ive read both threads on the bayou and watched the YouTube review. Thanks!!

smokeswirl
06-06-2017, 07:47 PM
babybackmaniac has a review video on the Bayou Classic 36" He was very impressed by the build quality and how it cooked.

Is this the best cheap offset smoker? Epic Bayou Classic Offset Review - YouTube

Some have had issues with the build quality of the OC line.

SmittyJonz
06-06-2017, 10:32 PM
I'd go Bayou Classic since it is basically 12 guage - 2.5mm -and the heavy duty grates. I do like the Pecos.

Twisted T's Q
06-06-2017, 10:35 PM
I just got the bayou classic a few weeks ago 2 cooks on it so far, for the money it is well built , I have never laid hands on the pecos but from what I have read most people like them . I would say you would be happy with either

tom b
06-06-2017, 10:36 PM
I have the Bayou but did not get the deal like Jason, Justin and those other luck farkers. I have no experience running an offset but have done 2 cooks so far. I have n complaint as of yet. But I was just looking at another thread about the pecos I'm kinda scratching my head on how much money I may have overspent, I paid a little more than the original cosco price :loco:

stepheneleven
06-07-2017, 06:51 AM
Where do you even buy a Bayou Classic right now? Especially for the same price as a pecos? Haven't the few Costcos that sold them run out by now?

Sfine118
06-07-2017, 10:52 AM
I found a few somewhat local. Still a little bit of a drive though.

smokeswirl
06-07-2017, 11:18 AM
That price for the Bayou was fantastic. BJs seem to have a similar offset made by Landmann. 35.5" barrel with a couple of swinging tables. Firebox looks a little small but for $299.99 might be a decent deal.

http://www.bjs.com/landmann-charcoal-barrel-grill-with-offset-smoker.product.287617

canoe
06-07-2017, 09:35 PM
they both look great..I used to have a Pecos. the Pecos you can add splits on the side of the fire box which is what I prefer. plus you can use the fire box door to help control temps/fire instead of using the daisy wheels. easy to find used Pecos on Craigslist which helps bring the cost down..sold mine to my brother once I got my bubba grills patio. both would work for you. I really enjoyed my pecos

Drunk Monkey
06-08-2017, 11:52 AM
I got the Costco crazy good deal on the Bayou. I have 3 cooks on it so far and I am starting to figure it out. There is a pretty big temp difference from one side to the next, A pan helps even it out. I am thinking about playing with some turning plates to see if I can get it more even. The quality of the Q I am putting out has never been better. I nailed 2 briskets in a row.

tom b
06-08-2017, 12:17 PM
DM if you do the tuning plate thing let us know how it works out, I thinking about trying it too

fwdiii
06-08-2017, 01:21 PM
Both are good and get good reviews. Depends if you get a deal or not.

Twisted T's Q
06-08-2017, 09:27 PM
DM if you do the tuning plate thing let us know how it works out, I thinking about trying it too

+ 2 on the tuning plate DM

Drunk Monkey
06-09-2017, 08:44 PM
DM if you do the tuning plate thing let us know how it works out, I thinking about trying it too

Will do but it is going to be a while, I am on the road for the next 3 weeks.

Twisted T's Q
06-10-2017, 10:20 AM
i think horizon smokers has one that will work, if I get it I will post results

Sfine118
06-11-2017, 03:12 PM
I dropped some hints to my wife about a possible Father's Day gift. It'll be my first Father's Day this year, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! And I hope there is still one available.

Sfine118
01-22-2018, 09:57 AM
i think horizon smokers has one that will work, if I get it I will post results

Did you ever get the horizon plate?

Twisted T's Q
01-22-2018, 03:39 PM
no i have not, hopefully no later than this spring

Sfine118
02-09-2018, 10:27 PM
....my bad

Sfine118
02-09-2018, 10:44 PM
https://i.imgur.com/8DioCS3m.jpg
Perfect fit!

Drunk Monkey
02-11-2018, 08:07 PM
Awesome, do you have a link to where you bought it? Thanks

Sfine118
02-11-2018, 09:00 PM
Awesome, do you have a link to where you bought it? Thanks

I bought it had at my local bbq store. But you can buy them online on horizons main webpage.

http://www.horizonbbqsmokers.com/accessories-1/16-convection-plate

Twisted T's Q
02-11-2018, 09:23 PM
https://i.imgur.com/8DioCS3m.jpg
Perfect fit!

sweet , have you used it yet ? and if so how does it work ?

Sfine118
02-11-2018, 10:36 PM
sweet , have you used it yet ? and if so how does it work ?

I havenít had a chance to yet. But Iíll update on here when I do!

Twisted T's Q
07-08-2018, 10:54 PM
@sfine118 have you had a chance to use that tuning plate yet for the bayou classic ?

Sfine118
07-09-2018, 12:11 PM
I did a quick cook awhile back and it worked great. I should be using it again and I’ll make some notes and post them up here.

wbratt1
07-09-2018, 01:00 PM
The link above is to a 16" plate. Does that fit or do you need an 18" one for the bayou classic? They used to have an 18" on that site, but I don't see it anymore.

Sfine118
07-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Yup the 16 is what i bought and it fits great

aerotech11
07-09-2018, 06:38 PM
I don’t have either but I do have a offset vertical stickburner. Brinkman smoke n pit pro. One of the older ones that were still fairly thick metal. I made some tuning plates for it and can consistently get less than 10 degree difference from end to end. Very happy with the results and only cost me a few dollars. An option.