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Old 04-20-2015, 09:26 AM   #16
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Wow thats great. One problem though. Its gonna be hard to load that bad boy back up and bring it to my place.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:33 AM   #17
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Absolutely beautiful smoker. Wow, very impressive. Nicer than nice - maybe the nicest one I've ever seen!

And what a great customer experience. I've never heard of any vendor opening their door like that to a stranger.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:34 AM   #18
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I love these threads. And the smile on your son's face is worth twice whatever you paid for the cooker. Congrats!
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:34 AM   #19
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did you get the insulated firebox? how long did it take you to go through 30 splits?
Yes, insulated Firebox. It was very responsive to adding wood. You'd watch the dial climb again pretty quickly (like within 2 minutes..) My splits are fairly small I guess.. and it was barely 50 degrees, and I was trying to keep it at 300 which may have been a little hot. It ran for about 11 hours total. I'm just guesstimating, but it did seem to gobble a lot of wood... but I don't have anything to compare it to except a COS that was smaller than the firebox on this thing.

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Wow Shagdog - great looking pit and great looking food. One of these Shirley pits is on my list. The more I see these patio models, the more I'm liking them.
Westy, you won't find anything even close to the build quality or price of a Shirley. I really can't recommend them enough.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:38 AM   #20
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Congratulations Shagdog. That there is a serious cooker.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:45 AM   #21
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Very nice hunk of hardware you got there, only problem I can see is it does not have enough spring handles on it.

Next time, if there ever is a next time, hire a wrecker truck to take that thing out, and put it right where you want it. Almost forgot, the food looked great.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:50 AM   #22
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As previously stated - this is the best "I got a new smoker" thread I've ever seen! Very nicely done - the pix, the food, the reportage, the review - all of it! Wow! At some point down the road (a long way down the road, like a really, really super long way down the road) I'd like to get a big arse trailer rig, and SF is very high on my list of places to consider.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:55 AM   #23
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Like others stated, great story and photo's. After being able to cook with Buttburner on his, they are a cadillac of smokers.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:55 AM   #24
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I'd like to get a big arse trailer rig, and SF is very high on my list of places to consider.
to consider? im pretty sure you need to change that to "the place i'll be ordering from" lol


Congrats on the cooker Shag I can tell u already love it!
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:08 AM   #25
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Congrats on the new SF! That is a fine looking smoker!
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:12 AM   #26
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Rock solid !! Congrats on the beautiful new smoker !
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:12 AM   #27
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amazing smoker

amazing story!

thanks for sharing and welocme to the Shirley family!!!
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:25 AM   #28
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Wow that is one badass machine!
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:57 AM   #29
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Great pictures. The food and the pit look awesome!
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:58 AM   #30
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Welcome to the family. I know about how much fun it can be to get these cookers in and out of trailers. Four man job the first time. Here is my redneck engineering for our. It was a one man job in and out of the toy hauler for the last comp.



That is a 2500 lb winch from Harbor Freight.

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