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Rockinar
08-30-2018, 03:47 PM
Got an email from Arnis at Evie Maes. My trailer (24x60 cabinet style) is being built. Was roughly 3 month wait. Not bad. Should be done in a week or so.


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BigThicket
08-30-2018, 04:16 PM
Sweet! Let me know how it turns out.

mcyork28
08-30-2018, 04:17 PM
Very Cool!

Stingerhook
08-30-2018, 04:22 PM
Looks great.

sickhick
08-30-2018, 05:42 PM
Nice, his pits are impressive, not to mention his BBQ.

Rockinar
09-18-2018, 11:37 PM
It's pretty much done and ready for pickup. Just needs wiring and handles. I'm going to go pick it up next week.

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Eads Ranch
09-18-2018, 11:47 PM
I'm going to go pick it up next week.

Looks great. Going to be a long week.

sudsandswine
09-19-2018, 12:35 AM
That thing looks like it means business :thumb:

pjtexas1
09-19-2018, 12:35 AM
Congrats! That's a seriously long smoke stack.

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Czarbecue
09-19-2018, 05:10 AM
Very nice. Thatís a very insulated fire box.

mattmountz94
09-19-2018, 05:52 AM
Nice pit. But on a side note i don't think i have ever seen such flat land with no trees.

KingRanch450
09-19-2018, 07:34 AM
Good looking pit!

jdtTX
09-19-2018, 08:13 AM
Nice! What did it run?

Czarbecue
09-19-2018, 08:34 AM
Nice pit. But on a side note i don't think i have ever seen such flat land with no trees.


Ha! Welcome to the Texas Panhandle.

BigThicket
09-19-2018, 11:28 AM
Great looking build!

Rockinar
09-19-2018, 07:43 PM
Nice! What did it run?

These basic cabinet style trailers run between $5,000 and about $6200.

Coat
09-19-2018, 08:21 PM
Looks great!

Big George's BBQ
09-20-2018, 09:40 AM
Very Nice Congrats and Enjoy

SmoothBoarBBQ
09-20-2018, 02:10 PM
Are we going to get Shirley Fab fan-boys in here to talk about how Evie Maes copied Shirley Fab like we did in the M&R Thread? :-P

Good looking pit and that's a pretty good timeline as well. With the size of that exhaust stack it's going to draft like a champion. I'm looking forward to you posting more once you get it and have some fun with it.

pjtexas1
09-20-2018, 02:35 PM
Are we going to get Shirley Fab fan-boys in here to talk about how Evie Maes copied Shirley Fab like we did in the M&R Thread? :-P

Good looking pit and that's a pretty good timeline as well. With the size of that exhaust stack it's going to draft like a champion. I'm looking forward to you posting more once you get it and have some fun with it.It was inevitable that the design get copied. What you don't want to see is a builder bad mouth other builders. At some point there will be 6 builders with this design and all we can do is recognize SF as the OG and give them their due respect.

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Rockinar
09-20-2018, 04:37 PM
Are we going to get Shirley Fab fan-boys in here to talk about how Evie Maes copied Shirley Fab like we did in the M&R Thread? :-P

Good looking pit and that's a pretty good timeline as well. With the size of that exhaust stack it's going to draft like a champion. I'm looking forward to you posting more once you get it and have some fun with it.


I think the Evie Mae's is unique enough to where I would not call it a copy. Other than being square there's nothing similar. The M&R looks like a Chinese copy of the Shirley.

Texas Smoker
09-20-2018, 05:10 PM
Are we going to get Shirley Fab fan-boys in here to talk about how Evie Maes copied Shirley Fab like we did in the M&R Thread? :-P

Good looking pit and that's a pretty good timeline as well. With the size of that exhaust stack it's going to draft like a champion. I'm looking forward to you posting more once you get it and have some fun with it.

Why would you even bring that up about Shirley, I guess you just want to start stirring the pot, good job brother.

HogGrog
09-20-2018, 05:32 PM
Thanks for sharing. That is a very impressive rig! Congrats!

Rockinar
09-20-2018, 05:32 PM
It was inevitable that the design get copied. What you don't want to see is a builder bad mouth other builders. At some point there will be 6 builders with this design and all we can do is recognize SF as the OG and give them their due respect.

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Here's Sunny Moberg giving props to Mill Scale Metal Works even though they are direct competitors in a small market.

I thought that was cool.

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Westx
09-20-2018, 07:36 PM
I think the Evie Mae's is unique enough to where I would not call it a copy. Other than being square there's nothing similar. The M&R looks like a Chinese copy of the Shirley.

I would agree 100% on this. The Evie Maeís is a great looking pit but besides the cabinet chamber nothing else looks like a Shirley.

pjtexas1
09-20-2018, 10:29 PM
I would agree 100% on this. The Evie Maeís is a great looking pit but besides the cabinet chamber nothing else looks like a Shirley.I disagree! The light boxes are rectangular just like a sf, it has a smoke stack like a sf, the tires look round like the ones on a sf. I could go on but then i would be just getting ridiculous. :pound:

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SmoothBoarBBQ
09-22-2018, 02:45 PM
Why would you even bring that up about Shirley, I guess you just want to start stirring the pot, good job brother.

I put the "razzing" face in there to show it was a joke. I also added a small sentiment about the OP. Are you trying to stir the pot for no good reason?

Rockinar
09-26-2018, 11:02 PM
16 hours of driving, and a plate of BBQ later.....

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boltactionfan
09-26-2018, 11:08 PM
That thing looks awesome!

Twisted T's Q
09-26-2018, 11:14 PM
wow that is a sexy sumbitch , hate to say it but its the only smoker I have seen that is sexier than the Shirley smokers , just my personal opinion …

Rockinar
09-27-2018, 12:23 AM
Arnis was cool too. He was like "Look, if this think does not run like a top and meet any of your expectations, just bring it back and I will buy it back from you".

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Czarbecue
09-27-2018, 02:00 AM
Oh wow, you are only the 23rd customer? I would figure they would be in the hundreds by now. That 1000 gallon smoker is pretty sexy.


They gave you some free splits? Now that is SERVICE!

TheMoo
09-27-2018, 03:10 AM
Nice Pit. I love those Evie Mae's reverse flow rigs.

SmoothBoarBBQ
09-27-2018, 04:29 AM
Absolutely exquisite piece of equipment! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm in love with the stack folding down...such a clever idea.

Czarbecue
09-27-2018, 04:32 AM
So is this the type of firebox where you always leave the door open? Small intake for such a large firebox.

KingRanch450
09-27-2018, 07:37 AM
Looks great....love that stack design!

Brad4450
09-27-2018, 08:04 AM
That's a beautiful rig! Congrats and enjoy!

Dustin Dorsey
09-27-2018, 09:01 AM
I've been looking at their backyard model 24x48. The unit in the picture on the google docs order from looks like it must be the first one they ever made. No flanges on the lid, the welds are pretty rough and none of the edges are ground down. The ones on their instagram and facebook are gorgeous. Your's is a real beauty. I need to go their and eat sometime. It's about a 3 hour drive for me.

sthamm
09-27-2018, 10:27 AM
That collapsible smokestack looks awesome! How much does that part weigh and is it easy enough to lift into place?

Rockinar
09-27-2018, 12:29 PM
So is this the type of firebox where you always leave the door open? Small intake for such a large firebox.

The actual firebox is not very big. Theres a lot of insulation.

Rockinar
09-27-2018, 03:02 PM
That collapsible smokestack looks awesome! How much does that part weigh and is it easy enough to lift into place?


It's only about 1/8th thick so it's not too heavy. You can lift it while standing on the ground.

pitbossJB
09-27-2018, 05:24 PM
Very nice!!

Rockinar
10-03-2018, 08:30 PM
No23 is getting seasoned finally! It does not have slick beautiful welds slicker than grease like a Shirley by master welders of 35 years, it may not be low priced like a Shirley or have all the capacity, but holy cow does this thing rips and only a 12 week wait. No lack of draft here. It's a BBQ wind tunnel.

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pjtexas1
10-03-2018, 09:25 PM
If it works for you that's all that matters. It's amazing how good a well designed cooker can draft.

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ruger35
10-03-2018, 09:31 PM
Beautiful rig, I actually have a Shirley and don't think it's a clone like one of the ops said. I really like the temp probe placement. With the smoke stack folded over, reminds me of those pistol styles rigs haha.

Decoy205
10-03-2018, 09:52 PM
It’s a sweet rig congrats and happy cookin!!

LordRiffenstein
10-04-2018, 06:39 AM
Great looking cooker!

cholloway
10-04-2018, 09:49 AM
That should handle anything you throw at it! Congrats!

Big George's BBQ
10-04-2018, 10:15 AM
Very Nice Congrats and Enjoy Looking forward to seeing some of your cooks

Nuco59
10-04-2018, 07:28 PM
She's a real beaut.

Looking forward to seeing how it performs.

Sid Post
11-18-2018, 04:39 PM
How's it running? Any updates or additional thoughts? Some pictures of your 'cooks' would be nice!

TIA,
Sid

Rockinar
11-18-2018, 07:23 PM
How's it running? Any updates or additional thoughts? Some pictures of your 'cooks' would be nice!

TIA,
Sid


Runs like a well oiled machine. I just don't see how you could make it draw any better or cook anymore even. And because it draws so well, the "fire management" part of it seems to be a lot easier than my old Klose. The Klose was not difficult, but this easier. Everything is easier and more even than my old Klose. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

This is also my first experience with reverse flow. I think it has advantages, especially on smaller sized cookers.

Q_Done_Right
11-18-2018, 09:37 PM
Runs like a well oiled machine. I just don't see how you could make it draw any better or cook anymore even. And because it draws so well, the "fire management" part of it seems to be a lot easier than my old Klose. The Klose was not difficult, but this easier. Everything is easier and more even than my old Klose. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

This is also my first experience with reverse flow. I think it has advantages, especially on smaller sized cookers.

So, how does this RF compare to any similar sized direct flow offsets you have cooked on or been around others who have used? I know Dylan Taylor has that 500 gallon DF from Austin Smoke Works in his back yard that you had the class at. Curious on temp consistency across chamber, firebox management, final product and anything else youíre willing to share between the two. I would like either a 250 or 500 on a trailer and have just been considering DF up to this point...

Rockinar
11-19-2018, 04:34 AM
So, how does this RF compare to any similar sized direct flow offsets you have cooked on or been around others who have used? I know Dylan Taylor has that 500 gallon DF from Austin Smoke Works in his back yard that you had the class at. Curious on temp consistency across chamber, firebox management, final product and anything else you’re willing to share between the two. I would like either a 250 or 500 on a trailer and have just been considering DF up to this point...


All I have to compare my Evie Mae's to is Dylan's Austin Smoke Works (same as a Moberg) from that one day. I think the direct flow cooks a bit faster and you lose a little real estate on the firebox end of a direct flow. Other than that they are similar in my opinion. Both draft like crazy, fire management is the same on both, stupid simple. No coal baskets or ash pans to mess with. Both have heavy insulation. Mine is so well insulated I have trouble trying to shut things down. I would assume Moberg is the same. My coal bed can remain for hours even when I try to choke it all out.


If you flipped a coin Moberg vs Evie Mae's, I don't you would be disappointed either way.

There's a place in Houston called Reveille Barbecue Company that uses a Evie Mae's 500 gallon reverse flow. One of the owner's named James McFarland used to work at Tejas where they use Moberg. So he has experience with both. Maybe chat with him if you're on the fence and have questions. I talked him a bit on one of my visits about what he liked better. He said he prefers the Moberg but nothing wrong with the Evie Mae's, it's just different.

pitmaster@reveillebbq.com
https://www.instagram.com/reveillebbq

I put a deposit on a 250 Moberg the same time I put one on my Evie Mae's. I was curious about the reverse flow, and with the giant stack I figured it has to draft as good as the Moberg. I'm now on the fence if I should get my deposit back on the Moberg. I'm still curious about them, but I just don't see it being that much better, it's just preference.

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sickhick
11-19-2018, 08:59 AM
All I have to compare my Evie Mae's to is Dylan's Austin Smoke Works (same as a Moberg) from that one day. I think the direct flow cooks a bit faster and you lose a little real estate on the firebox end of a direct flow. Other than that they are similar in my opinion. Both draft like crazy, fire management is the same on both, stupid simple. No coal baskets or ash pans to mess with. Both have heavy insulation. Mine is so well insulated I have trouble trying to shut things down. I would assume Moberg is the same. My coal bed can remain for hours even when I try to choke it all out.


If you flipped a coin Moberg vs Evie Mae's, I don't you would be disappointed either way.

There's a place in Houston called Reveille Barbecue Company that uses a Evie Mae's 500 gallon reverse flow. One of the owner's named James McFarland used to work at Tejas where they use Moberg. So he has experience with both. Maybe chat with him if you're on the fence and have questions. I talked him a bit on one of my visits about what he liked better. He said he prefers the Moberg but nothing wrong with the Evie Mae's, it's just different.

pitmaster@reveillebbq.com
https://www.instagram.com/reveillebbq

I put a deposit on a 250 Moberg the same time I put one on my Evie Mae's. I was curious about the reverse flow, and with the giant stack I figured it has to draft as good as the Moberg. I'm now on the fence if I should get my deposit back on the Moberg. I'm still curious about them, but I just don't see it being that much better, it's just preference.

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Yeah, Reveille used my Moberg for the Woodlands BBQ Fest since their Evie Mae's pit is now anchored inside the smokehouse. He told me pretty much the same thing. Said the reverse flow took a little more time to get it dialed in, but other than that the results are pretty much the same. Pros and cons to each. Either way they're making killer bbq.

mcyork28
11-19-2018, 11:53 AM
Is there any additional information online about their smokers?

Bob in St. Louis
11-19-2018, 09:00 PM
Curious about the price, as well.
Very cool unit!

Q_Done_Right
11-19-2018, 09:14 PM
All I have to compare my Evie Mae's to is Dylan's Austin Smoke Works (same as a Moberg) from that one day. I think the direct flow cooks a bit faster and you lose a little real estate on the firebox end of a direct flow. Other than that they are similar in my opinion. Both draft like crazy, fire management is the same on both, stupid simple. No coal baskets or ash pans to mess with. Both have heavy insulation. Mine is so well insulated I have trouble trying to shut things down. I would assume Moberg is the same. My coal bed can remain for hours even when I try to choke it all out.


If you flipped a coin Moberg vs Evie Mae's, I don't you would be disappointed either way.

There's a place in Houston called Reveille Barbecue Company that uses a Evie Mae's 500 gallon reverse flow. One of the owner's named James McFarland used to work at Tejas where they use Moberg. So he has experience with both. Maybe chat with him if you're on the fence and have questions. I talked him a bit on one of my visits about what he liked better. He said he prefers the Moberg but nothing wrong with the Evie Mae's, it's just different.

pitmaster@reveillebbq.com
https://www.instagram.com/reveillebbq

I put a deposit on a 250 Moberg the same time I put one on my Evie Mae's. I was curious about the reverse flow, and with the giant stack I figured it has to draft as good as the Moberg. I'm now on the fence if I should get my deposit back on the Moberg. I'm still curious about them, but I just don't see it being that much better, it's just preference.

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Rockinar...this is awesome info and really helpful. Iíve been locked in on a Moberg (or like) DF for a while now as mentioned but Iím intrigued by the Evie Mae RF unit. Plus Iím sure it would come a LOT sooner. Greatly appreciate your response and referral.

KevinJ
11-19-2018, 10:52 PM
Great looking cooker congrats.

Rockinar
11-20-2018, 12:56 AM
Is there any additional information online about their smokers?

They don't really have any info on the website. You can email Arnis questions @ info@eviemaesbbq.com They basically have a backyard pit on castors, then they do "cabinet style" like mine, and also do the regular propane tank 250, 500, 1000 reverse flow on skid or trailers.

Mine was $5500. A regular 250 gallon propane trailer is a tad over $6K. I don't know about the others.