My name is Mark and i live in the Santa Clarita area , ive neen bbq in for a long time and over the last 10 yrs or ao ive gotten into smoking. i started with an electric, got a char griller as a gift and purchased the smoke box. After some research i modified it into a reverse flow and it works pretty good. I also have a propane griller , some dutch ovens ,a maverick etc.
my wife wants me to get rid of some of my bbqs lmao i tell her they are all tools for different jobs. she'll never get it.
When i started looking to upgrade she wants me to get somthing that will do it all. So i agreed to look for that (but im having a hard time getting rid of my current stuff, a coversation for later lol)
I'm looking at lang 36 hyphenate deluxe, shirley fabrications and bge (which i can get here )
i cant dind any local fabricators that know about reverse flow or bbq in general (yet) and shipping is about $800 .i know .. bbq started in the Midwest and thats where all the quality fabricators are lol.
They weigh about 800 lbs and i need to travel it in the back of my toy hauler. So far i like the paul shirly , it has wagon wheels for un even surface and the warmer box is also a dirct cooker.
I want a competition style rig but small enough for me to do alone. So that puts me in the 30-40" range.
Its hard to spend 1-2 k on a bbq (my wife doesnt know that part yet) and not be able to meet or see in person someones work.
I decided to go to some competition s and look at what people are using (i dont want a wsm) going to egg fest and some other comp coming up next month.
Ive been trolling for a while. I thougjt i would jump in and meet you all
Thanks in advance