Meadow creek SQ 36 vs American bbq systems All Star model vs Lang patio 36

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by mfalto, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. mfalto

    mfalto Fire Starter

    I want to buy a backyard smoker.  Im looking at the Meadow creek SQ 36, American bbq Systems All Star model and the Lang patio 36.  I would like to hear from you if you have experience on any of these and any recommendation you have.  thanks
     
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have used the langs and they are easy to use and quality units
     
  3. mfalto

    mfalto Fire Starter

    Can you primarily use lump charcoal for heat  with some wood chunks added for smoking, or do you have to use small wood splits to generate sufficient heat.
     
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes you can use lump
     
  5. mfalto

    mfalto Fire Starter

    What did you generally use to fuel your lang.  Ive been told its takes a lot of fuel to heat up a lang since they are quarter inch steel and have a reverse flow baffle.  Any truth to that from your perspective?
     
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    once its heated up it doesnt take much to keep them going. 1 small split of wood a hour.

    Just use a weed burner to help get it heated up then maintain with lump
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013
  7. mfalto

    mfalto Fire Starter

    Thanks
     
  8. mfalto

    mfalto Fire Starter

    Is it easy to maintain a low temp like 225 without lots of smoke?
     
  9. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    yup
     

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