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Lang 48 Patio Reviews

sumosmoke

Love my Lang!

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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.
ShooterRick

Lang 48 Mobile

Posted

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...
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