which one

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by shooterrick, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My situation is i am looking at both the 48 and 60 lang smokers both mobile. I do not see myself cooking for more than 100 people nor do i want to. The 48 holds 70lbs max and the 60 120 lbls max. 500.00 difference in price. any comments appreciated.
  2. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Shooter,

    Well, I think I would ask myself a bunch questions and write down the answers. Stuff like.....Am I going to cook other things at the same time I'm smoking my favorite meat? Do I have enough room on the unit I use now? Keep in mind, the Lang cookers can work as Grills or Smokers. So if you have a grill with similar dimensions to the 48 and its not big enough....? Are you interested in the trailer units? Is storing it a problem? Are you willing to leave it out in the weather? Are you $$ paying to have the unit shipped because the price may be similar for the 60 and 48?(shipping is very expensive for these big units)

    Personally, I am wicked happy with the 60 and it has truly made cooking easy for me. I can smoke 6 or 8 chickens beer can style and still have space to do beans, veggies, meatloaf, or whatever. I think it is human nature to always look to the bigger once you get something.

    I have been eying the 84 even though I know I can get by without it---so, honestly, I would make that list, then call Ben Lang. Believe me, you will be impressed with his personality. He will steer you in the right direction once he knows that you have an idea what you want. You know, if money is an issue and you really want the bigger model, ask Ben if he has any demo units, its winter, he may surprise you. 20 years ago, I got sick of using a hammer, so I bought nailing guns, well, the Lang has done the same thing for me in regards to cooking.

    How was that? Think Ben will give me a deal on an 84 now? HAhA
  3. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If ya get the small one at some point you will say "man I wish I had got the 60."
    So get the 60 better to have it and not need it, than to not have it and need it.
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    what allen said........btdt......
  5. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No matter what you decide, you will be impressed at how little work it is to operate keep at whatever temp you want, 200 or 500!

    Good luck my friend, any questions, just ask. I've added a lot of extras to mine because I'v got the smokey hazey craze going on!
  6. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, Dude, you couldn't have said it better. In fact, it would have saved me time if I could have got that sentence out myself!!!

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