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Best Offset smoke <$1000.00 ???

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by windycitygator, May 16, 2018.

  1. I'm looking to upgrade my Char-Griller for a bigger offset barrel smoker 24"x36" or 24"x42" but I can't afford what I want the Yoder Durango. Any suggestions of a quality smoker for under $1000.00, that's not a piece of crap? Thanks
  2. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    You might find a small shop fabricator that could build you one for about that. You also might look through craigslist and eBay and such for a used offset. if you are looking for an offset for under a grand that is thicker metal than the average big box store offset you will be hard pressed to find one. Good luck finding one you want.

    Happy Smoking,
    phatbac (Aaron)
  3. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    I take that back i found one under a grand but its not as big as the one you want. Brand new Horizon 16" at bass pro shops for $949


    you will probably need to order a plate for the cook chamber to even out the temps but you can order that from horizon directly.
    Hope this helps,
    phatbac (Aaron)
  4. 73saint

    73saint Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Old Country smokers are very nice for the price. There is one here locally, on Craigslist, for $200 that I really want to buy. I just have no need for another off set smoker.
  5. I was thinking about that. Thanks for validating that idea.
  6. There is a Lang Patio for sale on the Huntsville, AL craigslist for $900. It just showed up today.
  7. jbellard

    jbellard Smoking Fanatic

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    I had one made for me. Granted I got the pipe and wheels and axles given to me but the remainder cost about $700.
    The local high school welding class worked on it for me. I told them what I wanted (after getting great info and measurements from here) and they did it for free. I did bring them some pulled pork of course and it took a year from start to finish but I have a great smoker that is way bigger than anything you will be able to get for under $1000.
    Just don’t undersell yourself and any friends that might be willing and able to build you one.
    noboundaries and bl0wingsm0ke like this.
  8. That's a great idea, we have a high school around here that just might be interested in something like that.
  9. jbellard

    jbellard Smoking Fanatic

    Come up with a plan and then You should just ask them. You never know.
  10. Thanks for the tips and after much debate. I went with the option of asking my in-laws to pickup the tab. I just got it delivered. I went with the Old Country All American Angus Smoker, it's a big heavy beast. I gotta season it and fire it up this weekend.

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  11. E's Smokin

    E's Smokin Fire Starter

    That's one sweet rig, I didn't know the In-law option was on the table, but hey that's a good option
  12. zachd

    zachd Meat Mopper

    I wish I had the In law option
    Mine would laugh if I asked them to buy me a smoker :p