Well I've been hanging around for several years in the RF build section mostly salivating and dreaming! Trying to get ideas on how I wanted to build my dream smoker. Lot's of good ideas that I could visualize in my head.....something along the lines of a Lang or Meadow Creek. I really like the MC chicken cooker, so that was definitely going to be a part of my build.
So last week I was looking on Craig's List, trying to find a replacement for my Char-Broil American Gourmet Deluxe Offset Smoker, which the firebox burned out in less than 2 years! And that was keeping it covered and oiled...thin and cheaply made firebox. I ran across a couple of good deals. One is a Brinkmann Smoker - Heavy Gauge - $225. This one is about the same size as I was looking to replace but much heavier made. New, it cost approx. $999, so the $225 price was pretty fair. Well I've tried contacting the seller several times but haven't heard from them.
While looking for a replacement, I stumbled across a Meadow Creek dealer that is local. He had my dream cooker! I contacted him and made arrangements to go look at it. Well I had no intentions of dropping this much cash right now, but I was able to get it for $2,400 off the new price and save approx. another $350 on the shipping cost....not to mention the wait on ordering a new one.
This unit was one he ordered for himself. He had it built to show potential customers some of the different options available from Meadow Creek. He decided to sell it and have another one built. He got this one in Oct. 2013 and has cooked on it about 8-10 times. The pig roaster hasn't even been used and the whole rig is almost like new!
Here's what's on it:
TS 120 mounted on trailer (Tank Smoker Reverse Flow, charcoal/stick)
PR 60 (Pig Roaster, gas and/or charcoal)
BBQ 42 (Chicken Cooker, charcoal/stick)
Lot's of extras ordered with it including the upgraded appearance package which includes the alum mag wheels, SS prep shelf on TS120, spare tire, wood box, extra storage area, propane tank mount, and SS stack.
He had already made an agreement with Google for them to rent it for one of their events this weekend, so I can't go pick it up till next week. Can't wait! Will post some pics when I get it.