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Thread Starter 
I have been smoking on an ECB using lump charcoal and want to move up to a wood smoker. I’m not sure which of the ones I been looking at to go with. During the summer I smoke about 3-4 times a month for around 10-15 people, more around the holidays. The main two I been looking at is the Lang model 48(22x36) and Ultimate Smoker Pit from Pitts and Spitts(24x36). One thing that I am not sure of is the size. I have never done a full pig and want to this summer. I am not sure if either is really big enough for it. If anyone has any advice and feels like sharing it on these or other comparable smokers that I should look at it would be appreciated.
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It takes a large size for whole pig! Perhaps look at 1/2! I know you probably should wrap it with chicken wire to help hold it together. I have a buddy that cooks a whole pig each year-it's never real good. Pours honey all over it and injects with orange juice and honey. It always burns on outside and never much added flavor inside. I know I didn't really help you on size...good luck! icon_twisted.gif Late
post #3 of 8
A pig cooker is probably a bit big for ya... I'd search Cowgirl's posts. She has set up a block cooker. All you'd need is a heavy duty grilling rack and some cement blocks. You could disassemble it later too.
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Lang 48

I have just got the lang mobile 48. It will hold 70lbs max. That means without the head a small pig such as those cooked in the deep south box cookers will fit but crowded. Either way it is a 70 lb cooker max. Great size for me but you have to be realistic that at 1/2 lb per person you are probably going to cook for no more than 50 people as 70 lbs is goiing to be tight. Just my thoughts after talking with ben lang.
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Thread Starter 
New turn of events, since I am no longer footing the entire bill and the cost of the 24x36 I was looking at with shipping included was higher I order a Lang 60 this morning. Funny thing is I told about 3 of my friends, who I normally cook for just about every week during the summer and one of their fathers who owns a bar already asked me to do a few smokes for him this summer. Thanks for the input guys.
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Congrat's.......you've made a good choice!! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Congrat's on your new smoker......Can't wait to see the q-view from it.........
post #8 of 8
Yeah, what Bubba said. Congrats and good choice.
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