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Need some advice- Klose vs. Patriot

post #1 of 9
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So I'm torn here. I'm considering the 30" heavy pipe smoker from Klose or a custom 30" from a local builder here in Colorado- here's the debate
1) The local builder is a reverse flow- and heavy duty. The build quality is awesome
2) The local builder is a little more spendy b/c I have to customize it a bit- a few hundred bucks more than the Klose
3) The Klose I have to have shipped in from Texas to Colorado, so that may wipe out the difference in price
4) The Klose is obviously money- an extremely well built smoker but I've never seen one in person, just rumors on the internets..


Anyone have any thoughts?
post #2 of 9

I sure like item number 1

post #3 of 9

I agree with Al, #1

post #4 of 9

I agree also

 

post #5 of 9

I live in Houston and would still consider your local builder over Klose.  First of all you are keeping the money in your area.  Second I don't know id Klose is even the best pit builder in Texas much less Houston any more.  If i was buying a pit today I would consider Gator or East Texas Smokers before I looked at a Klose.  I really like the East Texas Smoker company to tell you the truth.

post #6 of 9

pitmakers stuff looks good but all i have seen was on their website.

post #7 of 9

  I'd do the close one if it is well built.Otherwise the shipping will eat you up.th_crybaby2.gifI shipped a Tejas from Texas to Ohio and could almost get two of the local thingys for the cost.icon_eek.gif

  But I'm happy in that it is a great cooker and I can keep food warm or do really low smokes in the verticle portion/Betty 002.JPG

 

I love this Smoker and after all the $$$,i'm glad I got it.I cook with wood and am having trouble with wood in my UDS. I hate the smell and taste of Petroleum products.

   Have fun whichever way you go,and

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by michael ark View Post

pitmakers stuff looks good but all i have seen was on their website.



I see a lot of Pitmakers at comps they are very nice hold temp forever it seems like. Those guys are like cults here at the Houston Comps.

post #9 of 9

Are you seeing verticals valt or horizontals sniper?

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