Need some advice- Klose vs. Patriot

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by urbanredneck, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. urbanredneck

    urbanredneck Fire Starter

    So I'm torn here. I'm considering the 30" heavy pipe smoker from Klose or a custom 30" from a local builder here in Colorado- here's the debate
    1) The local builder is a reverse flow- and heavy duty. The build quality is awesome
    2) The local builder is a little more spendy b/c I have to customize it a bit- a few hundred bucks more than the Klose
    3) The Klose I have to have shipped in from Texas to Colorado, so that may wipe out the difference in price
    4) The Klose is obviously money- an extremely well built smoker but I've never seen one in person, just rumors on the internets..

    Anyone have any thoughts?
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I sure like item number 1
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I agree with Al, #1
  4. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    I agree also
  5. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I live in Houston and would still consider your local builder over Klose.  First of all you are keeping the money in your area.  Second I don't know id Klose is even the best pit builder in Texas much less Houston any more.  If i was buying a pit today I would consider Gator or East Texas Smokers before I looked at a Klose.  I really like the East Texas Smoker company to tell you the truth.
  6. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    pitmakers stuff looks good but all i have seen was on their website.
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

      I'd do the close one if it is well built.Otherwise the shipping will eat you up.[​IMG]I shipped a Tejas from Texas to Ohio and could almost get two of the local thingys for the cost.[​IMG]

      But I'm happy in that it is a great cooker and I can keep food warm or do really low smokes in the verticle portion/[​IMG]

    I love this Smoker and after all the $$$,i'm glad I got it.I cook with wood and am having trouble with wood in my UDS. I hate the smell and taste of Petroleum products.

       Have fun whichever way you go,and
  8. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I see a lot of Pitmakers at comps they are very nice hold temp forever it seems like. Those guys are like cults here at the Houston Comps.
  9. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Are you seeing verticals valt or horizontals sniper?

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