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Lang 48 Patio


Pros: Solid construction, ease of use, convection style cooking with the reverse flow

Cons: Side dampers will rust and become hard to adjust

After starting out the hobby of smoking with a humble ECB, I quickly decided to purchase a Lang after witnessing, and tasting, the amazing smokes that come off the rig.


This is a well-built, reverse flow style smoker that burns off logs (sticks). The temperature gauge that's part of the door is good, but I still rely on a probe at grate level to monitor internal smoker temps.


I've yet to have a bad smoke come off this rig. Even when temps flared upwards on 275 - 300 on a butt smoke, they were regulated easily by closing the side dampers to restrict air flow. I've even used the inside of the smoker as a warming center to keep the food warm as people arrived to eat.


Pros: Ease of Use. Consistant Temp Cotrol

Cons: Expensive, Second Rack Design


As with SumoSmokes review of the patio model I have the original version on wheels.  While Laurel hit on the majority of benefits to this smoker the addition of wheels makes it a very versatile smoker.  I have had 75 lbs of meat on this unit and no problems maintaining temps even on cool windy days.  


There are two drawbacks to the Lang.  First they are not cheap.  Secondly the upper rack is designed with legs and rests on the lower rack of this model.  The legs often have gotten in the way and I will eventually modify my baby Lang with a slide out top rack to resolve this issue.  Rust at the fire box and dampers is expected.  Anytime heat and moisture come together you get rust.  I brush mine down twice a year and a quick shot of stove paint and a shot of Pam on the moving parts resolves the issue.    


It is a reverse flow design.  Temps from right to left and top to bottom are within about 15 degrees of each other and can be fine tuned by lowering or raising the tongue with the trailer jack.  I wish I had purchased the warmer box with the unit but make due with coolers and such.  She burns about 2-3 15inch splits an hour once stable.  All in all this is a fine well built smoker

Lang 48 Patio

All new 1/4" rolled plate steel body with all new components. 1/4" plate drip and grease pan are all welded 3 piece construction. Fireboxes constructed of 1/4" plate steel. Handles are 3/8" thick strong back. Unit has wrap around sideboard constructed of 1-1/2" x 3/16"angle iron and wire mesh shelving. Unit is mounted on two 4" steel castors and two 8" pneumatic tires with roller cage bearings. Actual Cooking Surface 22 1/4" x 42 1/2" 6.30 Sq. Feet Consists of 3 square tubing and heavy mesh racks laid side by side Upper Rack One Piece Removable Rack 13 1/2" x 33 1/2" One piece removable rack made of square tubing and heavy mesh

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