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    Smoking in West Texas

    Hello, just joined up. I smoked some ribs on my weber genesis this weekend for the first time. Much to my suprise they turned out better than i thought... it was kinda a spring board for me. Now i'm eyeing a lang 36" offset. Glad I stumbled on this site looking over reviews for offset smokers. I'm sure glad to be here. Thanks in advance for all the info that ya'll share.

    Josh


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    Welcome to The Pit Lineman7! Nice to have you here and thank you for your support. Good offsets sure are fun!

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      Welcome Lineman7

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        Welcome Lineman7 From Lubbock Tx!! What part of West Texas are you from? welcome to the pit!

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          Fluvanna.... up on the caprock. We travel up to Lubbock about once a month. You know of anyone up there that builds reverse offsets up that way? I was looking at a Lang... but they wanted $500 for shipping. Sure be nice to be able to just pick one up.

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          Lineman7 go check out The "OutDoor Chef" 8802 us-87 Lubbock Tx 79423 They don't have any Lang's That I have ever seen but they do carry some well made Off sets. They can probably get a Lang for you, but not 100% sure.

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          They don't have any that are reverse flow, but great place to go talk bbq with people.

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        Welcome to fun and learning!

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          Welcome to Pit!

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            Welcome to The Pit. Before you get that next cooker, ask yourself a few questions:

            How much do you want to spend, (or how much can you get away with... ).
            How many people will you be cooking for - just a single family, or larger gatherings.
            How much work do you want to put into your cooks - tending anywhere from every .5 hours to (almost) set and forget.
            What are you going to cook - it looks like you are headed towards longer cooks, but will you need to sear a steak or burger perhaps.
            How much smoke flavor do you want. Pellet grills have less while stick burners have more. Charcoal might go either way.

            You also need to add $$ for quality digital thermometers into your budget. A quick read digital probe is considered the minimum by most here. And a model with at least two leave in probes will make you life much easier.

            Good luck.

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              Awesome thank you for the head scratchers. I live out in the country and spend my weekends around the house and playing with kids. I'm wanting to use wood, that's why i'm looking at reverse offset. I don't mind checking it every once in a while.

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            Welcome aboard!

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              Welcome to the pit! Offsets are great smokers, and thr Lang is a good choice!

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                Lineman7, Welcome to "The Pit"! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ.! Attendance and Participation are Mandatory!
                Enjoy "The Pit"!
                Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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                  If you do decide on a stick burner, Lang or something else get ready for a lot of work. I love my Lang and also love the way meat tastes when cooked on it but it is a lot of work from splitting wood to tending the fire when you are cooking on it. I was not quite prepared for how much work it is when I am using it. Good luck with what ever you go with and welcome to the pit where you can find advise on all things BBQ.

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                    Originally posted by GadjetGriller View Post
                    Welcome Lineman7 From Lubbock Tx!! What part of West Texas are you from? welcome to the pit!
                    Thank you!

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