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post #21 of 30

Thanks for the pictures, looks like a great rig. 

 

A few questions for you:

I am looking at buying a #3 and I was wondering how transportable it is?  I have a weekend place that I would like to be able to bring it to in the back of my pick up.  At 135lbs, it's heavy but doable.  Is the unit built well enough to withstand the transportation if I take the usual care and precaution?  Currently I have been borrowing my friends Traeger which has been fine but I have realized that I can't trust the thermometer and it's time to go out on my own and get something for myself. 

 

Besides the #3, are there any other rigs you would recommend?  Looking for electric as I have young kids and right now the set it and forget mode is attractive. 

 

Also, there are times that I end up cooking for 20-50 people (La Caja China box), is there enough room in this one to tackle appetizers for a crowd?

 

Thank you in advance.

post #22 of 30
Thread Starter 

This smoker is nowhere near 135lbs, that must be the adjusted ship weight after dimensions are added or something. I lifted this thing up into my truck and used the tailgate as the installation platform when installing my graphics. I don't have a scale it would fit on, but I'm guessing maybe 80lbs max (hopefully some other new # 3 owners can weigh in on that estimate). The unit is built well enough to withstand transportation without the usual care and precaution. When I transport it it will go in the back of the truck with the wheels locked and that's it.

 

I'm so happy with my # 3 I am the wrong guy to ask about another option, I'm kicking myself for not doing it earlier. In my research I found nothing remotely close to this unit anywhere near that price range. Too many problems with the MES for me to even consider that unit, I cancelled my MES order for the # 3 in fact.

 

The unit is a cavern, I think they spec it out at 45lbs of meat. If you order an extra rack you can easily get 10 racks of ribs in it without having to trim the ribs for length. Without the extra rack (it comes with 4 but has shelves for 5) you can get 8 racks of ribs in it. I would not see a problem feeding apps to 20 - 50 people with that unit at all.

 

Good luck!

post #23 of 30

I'm stoked on all your enthusiasm and the comments received. I ordered the same smoker and all the accessories that go with it.on 3/18/13. Looking forward to experience and advise from fellow members.

post #24 of 30

Concerning the salty chicken legs, though I have never used a smoker (waiting for new smokin-it 3) , I have brined chicken breasts for grilling. I have always removed the chicken from the brine after 2 hours, rinsed the poultry thoroughly in fresh water and they always finish up juicy-moist and full of flavour from the grill. Any study on the matter has told me to not go over 2 hours with all that sea salt. Now marination or rub is a different story. I will allow the marination to go on all night. :o):o)

post #25 of 30

Concerning the salty chicken legs, though I have never used a smoker (waiting for new smokin-it 3) , I have brined chicken breasts for grilling. I have always removed the chicken from the brine after 2 hours, rinsed the poultry thoroughly in fresh water and they always finish up juicy-moist and full of flavour from the grill. Any study on the matter has told me to not go over 2 hours with all that sea salt. Now marination or rub is a different story. I will allow the marination to go on all night. :o):o)

post #26 of 30

Jimmbh,

Got the 3 and love it. I'm sure you will too. Congratulations!

post #27 of 30

I just got my smokin it 3 today. This thing is a tank!!   Since you are using one, can you tell me how much wood I should use in smoking an 8lb pork butt. Thanks, Jimmy.

post #28 of 30
Thread Starter 

CONGRATS!!

 

1 or 2 of the rounds that it came with would be sufficient. It seems so far that around 2 ounces seems to be the right amount of wood on most smokes. You will need very little, much different than other types of smokers.

 

I think I used 5 or 6 of those rounds when I broke it in to get a good stain/layer on the sides, but that was way more than needed. I let it go for about 6 hours and there was still wood left.

post #29 of 30
Where did you get those decals. do you need a specific decal to ensure it doesn't melt off? Looks beautiful!!
post #30 of 30
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Where did you get those decals. do you need a specific decal to ensure it doesn't melt off? Looks beautiful!!


Thanks! I got them from military graphics dot com. The exterior of the smoker never gets hot so I have had no problems with them after almost a year on the smoker now. PM me if you want the part #'s I ordered.

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