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  • DavidNorcross
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1414
    • Virginia
    • Rec Tec RT-680
      Coleman RoadTrip LXX
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      More Cast Iron than I care to admit

    Shotgun BBQ Smoker

    Hello all. I have searched forum and only found one post about this cooker. https://bbqguru.com/storenav?Categor...&ProductId=337

    I am looking at the Backwoods G2 Chubby, but for the money the Shotgun seems to have more capacity and features. Would be interested in everyone’s thoughts.

    Thanks in advance.
  • jgreen
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 2716
    • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
    • Cookers:
      Broil King XL
      Broil King Smoke
      Weber Kettle 26
      Grilla Pellet smoker
      Capital 40 natural gas
      Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

      Thermometer:
      Maverick 733
      Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
      Thermo works DOT (or two)
      Fireboard (probably my favourite)
      Thermworks Smoke (or two)

      Accessories:
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      DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
      Vortex
      Grillgrates
      and, maybe some other toys as well

    #2
    Looks pretty good and generally bbq guru has pretty good stuff. Can’t find a review on the main site unfortunately but maybe Max Good can help.

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    • Max Good
      Max Good commented
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      We have faith in BBQGuru. This one looks good. I hope to see it soon at the 2019 HPBExpo.
  • Keiferr
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 963
    • Southeast Michigan

    #3
    Interesting! Following.

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    • DavidNorcross
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 1414
      • Virginia
      • Rec Tec RT-680
        Coleman RoadTrip LXX
        Javelin Pro Duo
        More Cast Iron than I care to admit

      #4
      I see only one issue. If you do not use a Guru controller there is no manual adjustment.

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      • Max Good
        Max Good commented
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        Good point. Although buyers likely wouldn't regret spending the extra $$ for ease of use.
    • tenphases
      Club Member
      • Nov 2016
      • 223
      • Jersey City NJ
      • Humphrey's Pint with Fireboard + Pit Viper
        Hasty Bake 256 Gourmet Dual Finish
        Hasty Bake Legacy
        Camp Chef DLX pellet pooper/sear burner/jerky rack
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        Weber Smokey Joe
        Weber Q gasser with stand
        Blackstone Griddle 22 with stand and lid
        Blackstone Griddle 36
        Akorn Kamado jr

      #5
      Might be the early adopter price, this looks great!

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      • SmokinBrian
        Club Member
        • Jan 2018
        • 1
        • Phoenix, AZ

        #6
        I bought the BBQ Guru Shotgun smoker in late 2017 and have enjoyed using it. It's VERY efficient using either lump or briquette and I have run it for as much as 24 hours on one load of coals. Yes, you need to use the BBQ Guru controller and fan, but I was already using one on my (now donated to my son) cheap offset smoker and on my Weber Smokey Mountain.

        The one modification I made has to do with cooking things like turkey at higher temperatures. If you remove the water pan, you're basically just cooking above the coals. So I had a local metal shop cut a piece of 1/4 inch steel to slide into the cook chamber in place of the water pan and I put a metal pan of lava rock on top of that. Works like a champ, and getting to 350 degrees wasn't a problem.

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        • Donw
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          Good comment Brian and welcome to the Pit.

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