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Need a New Smoker

fowldarr

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I need a new Charcoal Smoker.

I live in Oregon and between the rain, heat from using it and thin metal, my old Brinkmann has had it. The ash tray falls out, the intake is rusted in place, and despite my best efforts it has always had trouble maintaining temp (even with mods)

I have a budget of roughly $1000

WSM is too small for my needs.

What do you guys recommend?
 

Winterrider

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I was contemplating charcoal at one time. Was leaning this way
 

jcam222

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Backwoods would certainly be a good one. I’d also keep an eye out for a nice used Humphrey or Assassin. I love my 270 charcoal cabinet but the price point is higher. They are hard to find used. I got my large one used for $1600.
 

fowldarr

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Thanks for the recommendations. The backwoods chubby is too small for my needs.

I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a good used smoker, but nothing has come up yet. (I keep watching)
 

jcam222

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I assume you belong to some of the Facebook groups.
 

fowldarr

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I do belong to some of the facebook groups. I should say that nothing has come available that would make sense after shipping.

I'm looking to replace my Brinkmann trailmaster LE which is a 40"? horizontal offset.
 

jcam222

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The Backwoods Chubby has essentially a tad more cooking area than that.
 

fowldarr

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True, but not for larger cuts of meet (you can't run all 4 racks if you're doing pork shoulders for example)
 

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