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Hello from Overland Park KS


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Joined Nov 9, 2013
Ive been smoking for a few years and want to move up to a good backyard smoker.  I have been looking at three smokers but am open to suggestions.  The three Im looking at are; Lang patio 36,  Meadow creek SQ 36, and the American BBQ systems -  All American model.   Any experience any one has had, on these or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I want to keep cost around $1500 including shipping.   Thanks


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First off, welcome to SMF!  Glad you joined our group.  Its a very friendly community of smoking enthusiasts who enjoy sharing and helping one another.  Looking forward to you input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer. 

I don't have direct experience with the rigs you mentioned, but I know they all have the reputation of being great products.  You probably couldn't go wrong with any of those.  There are a number of Lang owners who are members here, so you'll likely get plenty of practical advice by asking this question over in the wood smokers forum.

Good luck!  Be sure and let us know which smoker you decide on.

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Joined Nov 9, 2013
Thanks  Im looking forward to getting advice on backyard smokers.

gary s

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Joined Jan 6, 2011
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   .........  


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Mfalto  You can find more information and opinion about backyard smokers than you will have time to read.  /they are all listed here from the little smokey joe to the Big Green Egg and all between.  Lots of different fuel types  to chose from. Wood / Charcoal , Gas. Electric  The sky is the limit  Brian 


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Joined Oct 7, 2012
Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.



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Joined Jul 1, 2009
mfalto. :welcome1: to SMF from Lees Summit! Lots of great folks and tons of info here. I don't have any personal experience with any of those units but I've heard good things about the Lang 36. Someone here should be able to offer you some insight on them though. don't forget to check out the 5 day smoking basics Ecourse. Good info on there!
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welcome baaaabe....go cheifs...yall have drafted  alot of LSU players 

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