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Second Bell Fab Brisket Cook

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Temps have stayed steady between 250°-275°. I'm approaching 7 hours. This thing was 12 pounds before trimming. I wrapped it about an hour ago. Just probed it again and it says 207°.

Hard to believe it could be done already.
 

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Temps look very even, & the brisket looks excellent. But I have to ask, and I hope this doesn’t offend you, but when you pay that much money & have such a long wait for it. Why would you have to add tuning plates to get even temps. Why weren’t they installed at the factory. I do have to admit I had to make a couple of mods on my Lang to get even temps, and was a bit pissed about that, but the cost was under $10 to get it right. Maybe these companies need to talk to their customers & get feedback on the actual experience from the average backyard smoker!
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Temps look very even, & the brisket looks excellent. But I have to ask, and I hope this doesn’t offend you, but when you pay that much money & have such a long wait for it. Why would you have to add tuning plates to get even temps. Why weren’t they installed at the factory. I do have to admit I had to make a couple of mods on my Lang to get even temps, and was a bit pissed about that, but the cost was under $10 to get it right. Maybe these companies need to talk to their customers & get feedback on the actual experience from the average backyard smoker!
Al
Good question. I only paid $950 from Craig Bell down near Tulsa. He was supposed to make them. I got down there and he forgot. So, he made one and I thought that would suffice. Only drawback with him is he doesn't ship, so he would probably make a couple more like that for me, but it was just easier this way. A hundred bucks for the 2 additional plates, I figure I am still well under what I would have paid for a Yoder, Lang, et al. The Loaded Wichita I was looking at was around $3200.

I started reading some forum comments about Yoders having possible airflow issues. In further research, I came across Bell Fab. I called Craig. Within 2 weeks I had my pit, so it was not a long wait in my case.

Certainly not offended. I enjoy your comments on the forum.

Edit: Have consulted with TNJake quite a bit. His Bell Fab is just a little bigger than mine, but he has tuning plates and others have said he has that pit dialed in, so I went with his advice to get a couple more.
 
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