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Need a little help...

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by Lofti13, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Lofti13

    Lofti13 Newbie

    Went to a recent comp and most of the teams had humphreys smokers. Now I'm stuck between getting a "box" like a humphreys (I live in New England) or an offset reverse flow like a Lang. My original plan was to look for a pellet pooper but just not sure I'll be so happy with it. Already have a okj and pit barrel. Opinions or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
  2. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Humphrey's are made in Maine, so not surprising a lot of teams competing in New England had them.

    The main advantage of cabinet smokers over offset is efficiency; fire in bottom, heat and smoke rises, no wasted heat. Generally they are also well insulated, which in New England makes for a nice winter smoke. Temp zones still exist in the smoking chamber, but are minimized. The biggest disadvantage is available horizontal cooking space. Can't quite get a whole hog in a cabinet smoker in one piece, well, not that you'd want to eat after smoking.

    Then there's the Lang. Perfection. Enough said.
  4. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Never cooked on one or even seen one for that matter but it sounds like a great pit. I’m a Lang owner and I have zero regrets about this bad boy.
  5. Geebs

    Geebs Smoking Fanatic

    If a Lang was one of my options, I would always go with a Lang. Cant wait til the day I can add one to my fleet.
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'm, very happy with my Lang as well!
  7. I just did the Granite state BBQ comp. I have a Good One Heritage and my buddy has a BGE. Humphries were everywhere at the comp including the humphries team. I was impressed with them to the point that my buddy is probably buying one next month. I guess the customer service is top notch and everyone who had one loved it. Just my 2 cents