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post #1 of 14
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Well, the wife went out of town this past weekend, so that left me to myself and an opportunity. I'm thinking about upping my smoke game and getting a big boy smoker.  I talked to the guy who is selling it and he let me take it for a test drive this weekend. 

 

The menu was:

 

Boston Butt

Brisket Flat - (new rub experiment)

Smoked Beans

Queso Mac and Cheese

Alabama White Sauce Slaw

 

Butt rubbed down.

 

Brisket flat

 

Rub components

 

Rubbed down

 

Perspective Smoker - Bubba Grill 250 with Rib box

 

Smoker set up

 

Butt on first

 

Best friends forever

 

Beans mixed

 

Brisket getting wrapped

 

Butt wrap

 

Looking creamy

 

Beans smoked up

 

I took a platter over to the neighbors....

 

I kept the brisket for myself.

 

This was a really good smoke. Everything turned out great. The big smoker needs a lot of wood to keep it going. I would like to know from some of the other guys who have big smokers.....is the juice worth the squeeze?  I've got what I think is a really good price on it, but that's still a lot of money.

post #2 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by THeelBallew View Post

Well, the wife went out of town this past weekend, so that left me to myself and an opportunity. I'm thinking about upping my smoke game and getting a big boy smoker.  I talked to the guy who is selling it and he let me take it for a test drive this weekend. 

The menu was:

Boston Butt
Brisket Flat - (new rub experiment)
Smoked Beans
Queso Mac and Cheese
Alabama White Sauce Slaw



Butt rubbed down.



Brisket flat



Rub components



Rubbed down



Perspective Smoker - Bubba Grill 250 with Rib box



Smoker set up



Butt on first



Best friends forever



Beans mixed



Brisket getting wrapped



Butt wrap



Looking creamy



Beans smoked up



I took a platter over to the neighbors....



I kept the brisket for myself.

This was a really good smoke. Everything turned out great. The big smoker needs a lot of wood to keep it going. I would like to know from some of the other guys who have big smokers.....is the juice worth the squeeze?  I've got what I think is a really good price on it, but that's still a lot of money.

Im getting the same somker. Being delivered August 4th. What is he asking for it?

Looks like you nailed the cook. Everything looks great. drool.gif

How were the side to side temps? Overall what did you like or dislike about the pit?
post #3 of 14

That's a fantastic looking rig, but as you said the big rigs use a lot of fuel.

 

It sure would look cool sitting in my driveway!

 

Looks like you figured out how to use it, cause the Q looks fantastic!

 

Point for a great looking platter & making the carousel!

 

Al

post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

I've got the guy talked down to $3000 for the rig.

 

 

I thought that the rig was great overall. The side vents were tightened to prevent drifting, so I had a soft blow mallet to hit the adjustment levers with....also, those would be very hot to the touch if I didn't use the hammer. The temperature was very easy to adjust and maintain. The racks pull out real easy and the propane torch ignition was pretty cool.

 

The fuel consumption was pretty high.  If you are cooking lots of meat, then it wouldn't be an issue at all.  I burned an entire bag of hickory mini logs (academy sports) and a bag of charcoal during the 9 hours it was rolling.

 

I really can't say anything bad about it because I enjoyed the heck out of that experience and my food turned out great.

 

I'm hoping I can get the final approval from the wife on this purchase!

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by THeelBallew View Post
 

I've got the guy talked down to $3000 for the rig.

 

 

I thought that the rig was great overall. The side vents were tightened to prevent drifting, so I had a soft blow mallet to hit the adjustment levers with....also, those would be very hot to the touch if I didn't use the hammer. The temperature was very easy to adjust and maintain. The racks pull out real easy and the propane torch ignition was pretty cool.

 

The fuel consumption was pretty high.  If you are cooking lots of meat, then it wouldn't be an issue at all.  I burned an entire bag of hickory mini logs (academy sports) and a bag of charcoal during the 9 hours it was rolling.

 

I really can't say anything bad about it because I enjoyed the heck out of that experience and my food turned out great.

 

I'm hoping I can get the final approval from the wife on this purchase!

 

When your wife is home, invite the neighbors over who received the platter of BBQ.  Ask them how they liked it.  They'll do all the selling for you!   


Edited by Noboundaries - 8/18/17 at 8:40am
post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by THeelBallew View Post

I've got the guy talked down to $3000 for the rig.


I thought that the rig was great overall. The side vents were tightened to prevent drifting, so I had a soft blow mallet to hit the adjustment levers with....also, those would be very hot to the touch if I didn't use the hammer. The temperature was very easy to adjust and maintain. The racks pull out real easy and the propane torch ignition was pretty cool.

The fuel consumption was pretty high.  If you are cooking lots of meat, then it wouldn't be an issue at all.  I burned an entire bag of hickory mini logs (academy sports) and a bag of charcoal during the 9 hours it was rolling.

I really can't say anything bad about it because I enjoyed the heck out of that experience and my food turned out great.

I'm hoping I can get the final approval from the wife on this purchase!

Glad to hear the good review. Excited to get mine.

3k doesn't sound too bad. There 4k new + shipping. Believe the upgraded wheels and batwing table will set you back another $300 or so.

Make sure the house is clean and there flowers waiting for the wife and you'll be golden.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by mowin View Post


Glad to hear the good review. Excited to get mine.

3k doesn't sound too bad. There 4k new + shipping. Believe the upgraded wheels and batwing table will set you back another $300 or so.

Make sure the house is clean and there flowers waiting for the wife and you'll be golden.

I wish clean house and flowers worked with my wife... i had to buy my wife a car to get my smoker!

 

Good Luck with the wife ...i have found breakfast in bed helps too!.. Hope you get the new smoker!

 

Happy Smoking,

phatbac (Aaron)

post #8 of 14
Nice looking smoke! Just get her outta town and pull the trigger,tell her you paid $1500 for it and what it's actually worth and the guy was just passing thru...... okay maybe not:devil: How often would you use it to its potential or at least close? The price doesn't seem bad for all that real estate! Good luck getting it!
post #9 of 14
Im in the "its better to ask for forgiveness than permission " club.. biggrin.gif
post #10 of 14

If you can get access to oak or some other hardwood splits I think you will go through a lot less wood than you do with the bagged chunks. I'm sure those are pretty dry and burn quickly and not as hot as they should. Once my offset is heated up it will hold temp with just a softball sized bed of coals in it for hours. I just have to add a small split every 45 minutes or so to keep the coal bed going. Food looks great good luck on convincing the wife!!

post #11 of 14
That's a really good looking rig and it sure does give you some fine looking meat. I wish I was your neighbor 'cause that is an awesome plate. Don't worry about the purchase. A couple of pocket books and a couple pairs of shoes should do the deal. Besides, they are coming anyway.

Keep up the good work and enjoy the new hardware,points.gif Go heels
post #12 of 14
Jealous! Hope you get sign off from the wife!
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Joe Black View Post

That's a really good looking rig and it sure does give you some fine looking meat. I wish I was your neighbor 'cause that is an awesome plate. Don't worry about the purchase. A couple of pocket books and a couple pairs of shoes should do the deal. Besides, they are coming anyway.

Keep up the good work and enjoy the new hardware,points.gif Go heels

I wish I was your neighbor too - haha

 

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post #14 of 14

Unless you are going to cater and do competitions, there is no way I would consider this purchase for the amount of meat you smoked. It's just not economical. I can smoke what you did in a 16 unit and only burn an 1/8 of the wood you burned.

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