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Centerline Brett
09-08-2017, 06:24 AM
I picked up my first stick burner on Wednesday. A Bubba Grills 250R on a 5' trailer with dual propane burners and propane assist in the fire box. First of all, Lonnie Smith is a great guy to deal with. I pulled the smoker from GA to WV yesterday and it pulled like a dream! Seasoned it last night and smoked some hamburgers and mac and cheese on it.
I need to work on my fire management, but that's what Sunday will be for. Sunday, this thing will be loaded up with brisket, butts, turkey legs, and whatever else I can find to throw on there.
I've typically cooked on a Weber kettle and, for the last two years, a Kamado Joe - Big Joe. I love my KJ, but can only do one brisket or a set of butts at a time, and when you cook for 50-100 (or more) people, one at a time gets old quick. I don't think it will take me long to figure out the fire management part either.
I've been looking online at Shirley's, Lang's, Cauble's Customs, Bubba's and many others. There are definitely some great quality stick burners out there, and the reason I settled on the Bubba was Location, Location, Location! I was working 45 minutes from Lonnie's place, went to look at his grills, he had a couple that were readily available, so we hitched one up! I don't foresee having any problems with this thing after my first use!

Dweverett
09-08-2017, 07:07 AM
Congrats on the new toy! Post some pics of the cook this weekend

dwfisk
09-08-2017, 07:23 AM
Outstanding choice, Mr Lonnie and his crew make great cookers, you are gonna love it! BLYTHEWOOD BBQ'er has about the same cooker, he should be along shortly if you need any hints. I just know it runs like a top and makes some durn good Q!

mowin
09-08-2017, 07:43 AM
Congrats on a fantastic smoker. :thumb:

I had mine delivered to upstate New York last month. Same as yours, but I didn't get the two burner stove.

Doing 80# pig tomorrow.

mstewart39
09-08-2017, 12:00 PM
I picked up my first stick burner on Wednesday. A Bubba Grills 250R on a 5' trailer with dual propane burners and propane assist in the fire box. First of all, Lonnie Smith is a great guy to deal with. I pulled the smoker from GA to WV yesterday and it pulled like a dream! Seasoned it last night and smoked some hamburgers and mac and cheese on it.
I need to work on my fire management, but that's what Sunday will be for. Sunday, this thing will be loaded up with brisket, butts, turkey legs, and whatever else I can find to throw on there.
I've typically cooked on a Weber kettle and, for the last two years, a Kamado Joe - Big Joe. I love my KJ, but can only do one brisket or a set of butts at a time, and when you cook for 50-100 (or more) people, one at a time gets old quick. I don't think it will take me long to figure out the fire management part either.
I've been looking online at Shirley's, Lang's, Cauble's Customs, Bubba's and many others. There are definitely some great quality stick burners out there, and the reason I settled on the Bubba was Location, Location, Location! I was working 45 minutes from Lonnie's place, went to look at his grills, he had a couple that were readily available, so we hitched one up! I don't foresee having any problems with this thing after my first use!

Wow!!! You went all out!! I have the Big Joe and thought I was all cool with my little Bandera!!!

BillN
09-08-2017, 12:05 PM
Congratulations...

pjtexas1
09-08-2017, 12:49 PM
Congrats! Sounds like a beast.

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sudsandswine
09-08-2017, 01:01 PM
Running a good fire is "all about that [coal] base", do that and your splits will ignite easily and your food will be good. I got my first stick burner a few months ago and they're pretty easy to run once you get the hang of it.

SmittyJonz
09-08-2017, 02:04 PM
:thumb: let's see some pics......especially live action shots Sunday.

lastmajordude
09-08-2017, 03:38 PM
nothing like getting a “little MANLY” about yo cooking!!!!!!...Congrats on your new baby!!

LloydQ
09-08-2017, 07:23 PM
I am getting a bad case of smoker envy!!! Seems like everybody is getting on the stick!

Centerline Brett
09-10-2017, 09:14 AM
Ok, here's a stupid question... What is the best way to post pictures on here? This is my first time using a forum, and I know it may sound silly, but a little help would be awesome. :) Thanks in advance...

Brett

BBQEsquire
09-10-2017, 09:50 AM
Congrats, My Man.

Notorious Q.U.E.
09-10-2017, 09:55 AM
Welcome to stick burning! Check out Ben Lang and his fire management videos where he extols the virtues of clean heat. You're gonna turn out the best Que of your life !!

Stlsportster
09-10-2017, 11:07 AM
Ok, here's a stupid question... What is the best way to post pictures on here? This is my first time using a forum, and I know it may sound silly, but a little help would be awesome. :) Thanks in advance...

Brett

I use a free Imgur account. Upload the photos. Copy the link and use the insert photo button above the quick reply window to paste the link. You may need to adjust the size by adding a "g" to the file name. (i.e. 123456.jpg becomes 123456g.jpg)

Centerline Brett
09-10-2017, 11:12 AM
I use a free Imgur account. Upload the photos. Copy the link and use the insert photo button above the quick reply window to paste the link. You may need to adjust the size by adding a "g" to the file name. (i.e. 123456.jpg becomes 123456g.jpg)


Thanks man. I'll try that and hopefully get some pic's of her maiden voyage on here in a bit.

Centerline Brett
09-10-2017, 11:40 AM
First pic's of today's cook. Let's try this and see how it works. Again, please pardon my ignorance. I cook better than I run the 'puter! haha!!!
https://imgur.com/a/JtXsl

mowin
09-10-2017, 12:39 PM
Looking good.

I click on the paper clip icon to add pics. Super easy. Here's my bubba grill the day it was delivered.

Centerline Brett
09-10-2017, 01:16 PM
Nice! He had one on the 3' trailer when I got mine, but I opted for the 5' trailer. I have to reduce the size of my pics, but when I do, I'll try the paper clip. I didn't see the "advanced" function on here. Again, new to message boards. Thanks!

mowin
09-10-2017, 03:39 PM
Nice! He had one on the 3' trailer when I got mine, but I opted for the 5' trailer. I have to reduce the size of my pics, but when I do, I'll try the paper clip. I didn't see the "advanced" function on here. Again, new to message boards. Thanks!

Good choice on the 5' trailer. I love the storage it provides.

Stlsportster
09-10-2017, 05:00 PM
First pic's of today's cook. Let's try this and see how it works. Again, please pardon my ignorance. I cook better than I run the 'puter! haha!!!
https://imgur.com/a/JtXsl

So that gives us the link to your Imgur post. If you want to embed each photo in this post you need to do it one at a time. Click on the individual picture...then copy the link and use the icon of the photo to paste the link and resize.

Like this


https://i.imgur.com/MuIC0Ycg.jpg

Centerline Brett
09-10-2017, 09:30 PM
Here are a few pictures. STLSPORTSTER - That's a nice looking rig you've got there. Mine looks very similar! HAHA!!! :) After about 1 hour, I had the fire management under control. The temp from side to side was dead even. I'm very pleased with this smoker. I think several other folks were also.

https://i.imgur.com/gPgC1nJl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZXpRdRml.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Yqb0rrfl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xZd6uHol.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/KnI7Gwul.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Hgz30Hwl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1QTKambl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dgW2a7Yl.jpg

wihint
09-10-2017, 09:43 PM
Wow Brett that is a beast! Great looking cooker and food for sure. I am really thinking about changing to a Lang or even some other stick burner. Thank you for great cook and information.

Notorious Q.U.E.
09-10-2017, 10:00 PM
Real nice. I don't know much about Bubba but looks like a reverse flow with gas assist in the firebox. Slick rig you got there!

KevinJ
09-10-2017, 10:01 PM
Nice looking cook, well done and congrats on the new pit.

Stlsportster
09-10-2017, 10:05 PM
Now you got it! Nice looking rig and great looking Q!!

:clap2:

HogGrog
09-10-2017, 10:09 PM
Congratulations on a very fine rig! Many happy and tasty cooks.