neglected offset stick burner?

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fxsales1959

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Is it just me? I have totally neglected my OKJ offset stick burner reverse since I got my 22' Kamado (Lifesmart 22"). I don't feel guilty but am awakening to my inherent laziness when it comes to long cooks. I rarely cook for more than two.
 
My first offset stick burner was an Oklahoma Joe Highland. I have since bought a much larger custom smoker, but I still use my Highland occasionally especially right now. I'm having some neck and shoulder issues and opening the heavy lid on my big smoker is very difficult right now, but I don't see me ever completely going away from my stick burners as long as I'm physically capable...
 
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My first offset stick burner was an Oklahoma Joe Highland. I have since bought a much larger custom smoker, but I still use my Highland occasionally especially right now. I'm having some neck and shoulder issues and opening the heavy lid on my big smoker is very difficult right now, but I don't see me ever completely going away from my stick burners as long as I'm physically capable...
Mine is the same OKJ with reverse flow. did some really fine cooks on it, but can't imagine "feeding it" for a 9 hour cook like a large butt. My laziness is growing more apparent.
 
I am the same as you. I’m just too lazy to fire up the Lang, so I usually just use my Smoke Vault. For overnight cooks, I use a WSM/Guru setup. But I can promise you that our TG turkey will be smoked in the Lang! Along with some ABT”s, and stuffing.
Al
 
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No, you're not the only one. I've gotten to where I don't like babysitting the offset if it's really hot or cold outside.
I think I only used it 4 or 5 times this year. The Weber kettle got more use.
It also doesn't help having a new cooker you want to play with, like my Santa Maria style KUDU or in your case the Kamado.
Keep it covered and dry and it'll be there when you get the stick burner itch :-)
 
Yup . Since I got the pellet grill I haven't used either of my kettles .
 
I've been using my bullet style smokers far more often than my offsets the past several years. Like you, it's not typical for me to cook for more than two. This year and last year I never cooked for more than two. Effects of COVID-19 on gatherings and travel, and the numerous (not COVID-19 related) surgeries and hospitalizations I've had (two in 2020, seven in 2021). Hoping things improve in 2022.
 
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