Originally Posted by RibKing
Smoking Al you make a good point, it's just a ton of money. How do you like your 36? I have a 22.5 WSM now and I find myself running out of room even after utilizing both shelves. Was thinking about going with the Lang 48.
Your right it is a ton of money, but it's also a lifelong investment.
I had 3 WSM's before I got the Lang. I still have them, but don't use them much anymore.
Probably going to sell them at some point.
I really like the Lang.
The food just tastes better over a wood fire, and I'm not sure why but everything cooks much faster.
I bought the 36 because it has plenty of room in it for my purposes.
The other reason being it uses less fuel than a bigger smoker.
There have been times when it was full of food & quite crowded, but it still was OK.
I don't know if the 48 is a bigger diameter than the 36, but the racks in the 36 are pretty close together.
With both racks in it's hard to baste something on the bottom rack. The top rack slides out so it's easy to baste something on it.
The bottom rack doesn't slide out.
Other than that I'm very happy with it.
Oh one other thing. The side to side temp was 20 degrees different.
The firebox side was hotter than the other. I just put a small water pan on the bottom grate next to the firebox & both sides are exactly the same now.
Hope this helps!