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Old 04-12-2013, 09:27 PM   #46
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If I had endless garage space and money I would buy a Jambo J3, a pellet pooper, and keep my meat monster.. For now I am very happy with the meat monster, with the guru it gives me great product, sleep and its very versatile.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:13 AM   #47
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If I were to switch from a big cooker to a smaller cooker I would switch to a Humphrey's pit They are rock solid, well designed and all of their cookers will hold a full size pan. Give them a call they are great people, they will help you out with whatever you need!!
Really nice looking pits. Two observations. The firebox looks really shallow. I know it is long, but it looks more shallow than even a standard bw party firebox. Also, It looks like the Humphreys pits are barely wide enough to fit full pans. Are you at all worried about airflow around the sides? Those shelf rails coupled with the pan width (including the lip) looks like little to no airflow.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:19 AM   #48
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Jambo enclosed model. It has everything I would want in a smoker. The only problem would be loading that thing on my trailer.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:17 AM   #49
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Hard to switch to just one cooker. Every cooker compromises something.

Pitmaker vault is next on my dream list
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:10 AM   #50
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If I had endless garage space and money I would buy a Jambo J3, a pellet pooper, and keep my meat monster.. For now I am very happy with the meat monster, with the guru it gives me great product, sleep and its very versatile.


Sounds like you are describing my garage!!!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:55 AM   #51
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Very happy with my Baby J, wish at the time I had the money or the patience to get the J3, so if I was changing I'd move up to a bigger Geer pit.

All that being said, after again cooking with Jeff of KC Can Crew, I'm still not convinced that my two UDS's are not the best cookers for the money. And I really did not want to part with my Backwoods Party, great for ribs and chicken.
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I wouldn't switch even if someone gave me a free smoker.

Feel the same...
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #53
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Sounds like you are describing my garage!!!!
Just without the chicken coop!!!!
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:18 AM   #54
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Matt, I'll tell you honestly, I don't think we've driven the WSMs to their limit yet. We are still learning things about how to use them to get the product we want.

Now, that's not to say that if we suddenly had the option to use something else, and the means to get it to contests, that we wouldn't switch. Everyone thinks about "what-if" I had such-and-such shiny magical cooker. And we've seen more than one person buy the shiny magical cooker, whichever one it is at the time, and not do any particularly better than they were doing on the old one.

So, given that we still have transport issues, we haven't yet concretely thought about a change. Maybe next year!
In the category of "if it ain't broke" I've been cooking on my 18" and 22" WSMs out on the patio in the offseason. We were all WSM the first two seasons and switched to BWS last year, primarily to minimize the impact of rain, wind etc. on cooker performance w/o having to resort to plywood shields, insulation, and other such stuff. But when the weather is good, as it has been at home the past month, those WSMs put out some pretty spectacular product. I'm thinking about putting the 18" in the truck and bringing it along. Maybe I'll use it, maybe not. But it is calling my name.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #55
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I love my Stumps Stretch. For my next smoker I will either get a another Stumps smoker the "Stumpster" or a Backwoods Chubby G2 or Party G2 because of the small foot print.
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Really nice looking pits. Two observations. The firebox looks really shallow. I know it is long, but it looks more shallow than even a standard bw party firebox. Also, It looks like the Humphreys pits are barely wide enough to fit full pans. Are you at all worried about airflow around the sides? Those shelf rails coupled with the pan width (including the lip) looks like little to no airflow.
Great Question. Humphrey's put much thought into the cooking chamber dimensions. The spacing between the rails maximizes the cooking space to be able to use three pans and still have plenty of room for air flow. Please take a look at the drawing below showing to scale full size aluminum pans in relation to the cooking chamber. Also note, two half size foil pans will also fit on one rack and are much shorter than a full size pan. So if you did have concern, you could opt to go that route as well.
The spacing between the rails can also be used to hold the rack and still have the option of pulling the rack just about all the way out and stay within the rails. This gives you loads of configurations for rack locations.

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Old 04-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #57
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:25 AM   #58
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:06 PM   #59
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I have cooked on a FE or a Geer. FE is much smaller and you can get sleep. The Geer is a lot bigger and the chicks dig it....
Just to be clear -- your Jambo isn't old enough to be called a Geer! <mine is!>
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #60
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Just to be clear -- your Jambo isn't old enough to be called a Geer! <mine is!>

It was used...
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