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  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9703
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    Interested article about Lang smokers

    http://jacksonville.com/news/2016-12...kers-worldwide
  • Spinaker
    Moderator
    • Nov 2014
    • 10756
    • Land of Tonka
    • John "J R"
      Instagram: JRBowlsby
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      Minnesota/ United States of America

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    #2
    I saw those Ryder Cup Smokers that Lang made at the Ryder Cup this past summer. They looked awesome.

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    • tbob4
      Charter Member
      • Nov 2014
      • 2504
      • Chico, CA
      • BBQ's
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        Santa Maria Grill
        Vision Grill

        Beer
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        Wood
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        Oak
        Madrone
        Cherry
        Peach
        Apple

      #3
      Good article. I couldn't be happier with my current stick burners from California Custom Smokers. However, before I bought the first I looked all over: Lang, Yoder, Pitmaker, Arizona BBQ Outfitters, Klose, just to name a few. My old COS' cooked fine but all had burned out fireboxes time and time again. I figured I didn't want to spend another few hundred dollars on something that would take 6 months to learn for a two-three year lifespan. Shipping costs from the noted custom BBQ's looked to be prohibitive. The article implies that if you do your homework you can figure a way to get a Lang or other regional brand as part of a "bulk" shipment to you. That's something I never thought of and never asked when I was doing my search. Good find, DWCowles.

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      • rhequiem
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        I live near Visalia, California, and came across CCS' website. I'd love to hear more about your experience with them. I'm ready to upgrade, but would like to get something local and pick it up, rather than pay $100+ for shipping. I'm also looking at KAT BBQ Smokers in Modesto.
    • scottranda
      Charter Member
      • May 2015
      • 1798
      • Charlotte, NC

      #4
      The Ryder Cup Langs are exactly what I'm jonesing for.

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      • tbob4
        Charter Member
        • Nov 2014
        • 2504
        • Chico, CA
        • BBQ's
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          California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
          California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
          Santa Maria Grill
          Vision Grill

          Beer
          _______________________
          Sierra Nevada IPA

          Wood
          _______________________
          Almond
          Oak
          Madrone
          Cherry
          Peach
          Apple

        #5
        rhequiem - I've seen the KAT smokers online - they look legit. I have 2 smokers from California Custom Smokers. I love them. Mike Bulen is the owner. Call him at the number on the website and tell him that Ted Weber recommended him. Whatever it is you are looking for he can make. Since you live near Visalia, he will deliver to you. My first unit was the ICU It is a three shelf upright unit. I can fit seven rack of ribs (tightly fit) on each rack. The firebox is underneath and he makes water pans that you can fit on it. There is also a separate grate where the water pan goes for grilling. My second unit we designed together. It is an upright that has the water pan that goes directly above the firebox, sealing it off. The smoke comes in via a heat transfer/diverter box in the back with a built in gasket. The heat and smoke come up from the back and hit a transfer plate. The transfer plate is removable and sits on the bottom rack in case I want to use it as a three rack dry upright. My wife bought me the Fireboard thermometer for Christmas. With it I found what I already suspected - there is only a 2 degree difference in temperature between the racks in the upright when I get to temp. He builds very large units for folks as well as smaller ones. He builds uprights as well as traditional offsets. Go to his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CCSmokers/ for nice photos of his builds. His Instagram page also has good photos: https://www.instagram.com/mikebulen/ My unit is the Mini ICU - top of the Instagram page, as well as the ICU which he has on his main website. The nice thing about him is that if you have something you want specifically he will tell you what he thinks of the idea and if it's feasible, he will make it. Hit me up with any questions you have - I am a very happy customer.

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        • EdF
          EdF commented
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          Sounds awesome!
      • SoCalTim
        Former Member
        • May 2016
        • 255
        • Chatsworth Ca

        #6
        Originally posted by tbob4 View Post
        Good article. I couldn't be happier with my current stick burners from California Custom Smokers. However, before I bought the first I looked all over: Lang, Yoder, Pitmaker, Arizona BBQ Outfitters, Klose, just to name a few. My old COS' cooked fine but all had burned out fireboxes time and time again. I figured I didn't want to spend another few hundred dollars on something that would take 6 months to learn for a two-three year lifespan. Shipping costs from the noted custom BBQ's looked to be prohibitive. The article implies that if you do your homework you can figure a way to get a Lang or other regional brand as part of a "bulk" shipment to you. That's something I never thought of and never asked when I was doing my search. Good find, DWCowles.
        I looked at a Kat, the guy on the phone said it was an 8 month wait. I wanna cook now, hell I could be dead in 8 months ... lol. Gonna be a Lang for me.

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        • tbob4
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 2504
          • Chico, CA
          • BBQ's
            _____________________
            California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
            California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
            Santa Maria Grill
            Vision Grill

            Beer
            _______________________
            Sierra Nevada IPA

            Wood
            _______________________
            Almond
            Oak
            Madrone
            Cherry
            Peach
            Apple

          #7
          Hahahaha. I know the feeling SoCalTim.

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          • fuzzydaddy
            Charter Member
            • Nov 2014
            • 4970
            • Winchester TN
            • Hardware
              Blackstone 36” Griddle.
              Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
              Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
              DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
              Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
              Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
              GrillGrates.
              Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
              ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

              Consumables / Favorites
              KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
              Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
              SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
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            #8
            rhequiem Welcome! We'd love to get an intro from you over in the Introduce Yourself channel when you get a minute. Thanks!

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