I have searched for (but not yet found) any information here on the reverse flow smokers manufactured in Ennis, TX by Johnson Fabrication. I am (or will be soon) in the market for a small reverse flow smoker. Johnson "looks like" a good unit, and, being in TX, it is more attractive geographically to me than Lang. Q1: Can anyone here relate any experience with any of the Johnson units? I am eyeing their Compact Patio smoker at $1375. I can pick it up myself with a rented trailer all within the space of a day. Lang, on the other hand, wants $500 to ship its $1295 36" Original to me from GA. I am not complaining about the shipping cost--these things just cost a lot to ship. I get around this with Johnson by their being more-or-less in my back yard.
Also, I am trying to figure out what the Lang size (e.g., 36", 48", 64", etc.) refers to--Lang calls it "cooking capacity." I originally thought it was cooking cylinder diameter, but this does not appear to be correct, based on photos on their site. I looked through their FAQs and other information without success to find out what this number in inches actually refers to Q2: Does anyone know precisely what this number refers to?
So, two questions (Q1 and Q2) to the group. Thanks!
Edited by PowerSmoker - 6/6/16 at 11:58am