Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse

Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

SOLD OUT! Secure your spot on our waitlist now. First-come, first-served!
Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
See more
See less

LSG 20X36 versus Lang 36

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Smoking77
    commented on 's reply
    Good to know Alphonse. Thanks for the info

  • Alphonse
    commented on 's reply
    Smoking77, I don't worry about steady temps cooking with wood. A stick burner with wood is going to bob up and down depending on the state of the stick(s) in it. When they begin to burn up, the temp drop and I add more wood. Charcoal briquettes is another animal.

    I don't find steady temps a necessity with wood. Average temps, yes but steady no. It is easy to get average temps with portioning in seasoned wood and the proper intake air adjustments.

  • kenrobin
    commented on 's reply
    Feel free to PM any questions to me too.

  • Smoking77
    commented on 's reply
    Thanks for the info. Yeah, now I'm thinking moving it in and out of the garage is a no-go. Now I just have to try to convince the wife to let me store it outside. GroceryBoy and Alphonse, you remember about how many test runs it took you using only wood to get temps steady for long cooks?

  • Smoking77
    commented on 's reply
    Just read your other thread Alphonse. Very detailed. Exactly the stuff I'm looking for. Thank you.

  • Smoking77
    commented on 's reply
    Thanks!

  • Smoking77
    commented on 's reply
    Thanks for the vote of confidence Mr. Bones! Right now, just cooking for the wife and our 4-year-old, but once life gets back to normal, I'm hoping to throw some dinner parties with friends. After that, I'm sure with everyone's help here, I'll get a line around the block for my brisket

  • Steve B
    commented on 's reply
    I agree with getting the larger wheels.
    GroceryBoy How old is your pit? It’s so sparkly clean.

  • GroceryBoy
    replied
    As the owner of the LSG 20x42 I can attest, the temps side to side are negligible. I have NEVER measured more then 10 degrees on cooks in the 225 - 250 range. You will get larger swings in higher temps. I have a large temp difference between the top and bottom shelf. It is consistently 25 degrees warmer on the lower, sometimes more. I was considering putting my FireBoard controller and fan on it but it holds so steady I don’t see the need. They are pricey but I did exactly as Alphonse said. For the $100 difference I went with the 42’ vs the 36’.

    Also if you are going to move it around get the bigger wheels. Mine came in around 700 lbs and I don’t have the thicker firebox. It is NOT something you want to move around. BTW I wouldn’t trade it for anything! Awesome grill!!

    Click image for larger version

Name:	627135A1-7D0B-4A77-8F51-E72A72ED3268.jpeg
Views:	448
Size:	120.9 KB
ID:	854117

    Leave a comment:


  • Alphonse
    replied
    I studied several brands including Lang, Shirley, and LSG. I ended up buying the LSG 20 series pit due to the superior workmanship,unique temperature performance, and the multipurpose firebox they have. It is a really versatile pit.

    Here's a thread with a deep dive on the LSG 20 series and includes a lot of data on the temperature performance. Sorry that it is a long read but it may answer some of your questions.

    BTW, I would recommend you buy the 20 x 42 vs. the 36. A small amount of cost for more real estate and the foot print isn't that much larger.

    Leave a comment:


  • Steve B
    commented on 's reply
    Smoking77 😂😂😂

  • mountainsmoker
    replied
    For example the Lonestar 24x32 is 850lbs and the 20x36 is 485. I don't know if you need the true Off Road Package, but I would go to the 8" wheels. Good luck on your decision!

    Leave a comment:


  • Mr. Bones
    replied
    Fortunately, I already have a well-used an Loved 20" x 36 smoker, so I wanted to ask ya some questions, an share my 20x36 experiences with ya, both in hopes of helpin yer decision makin.

    Reckon first, (Means #1 ) is, how many ya cookin for, presently??? On accounta it Will increase, when ya find yer groove, Brother

    Leave a comment:


  • Smoking77
    commented on 's reply
    jfmorris Point from both of you well taken. Although, I did do 10 pushups a couple weeks ago, so I can probably handle it

  • Smoking77
    replied
    Originally posted by Steve B View Post
    Well Smoking77 Obviously as you can see from my avatar I have an LSG.
    Mine is their 24x36 barrel type.
    I can’t speak for the Lang’s. So I will tell you about mine.
    Question 1. No offset will hold even temps from side to side. But once you learn your cooker you can control it to an extent.
    The 20x36 that you’re looking at is a different beast than mine in many ways. kenrobin can give you a lot of info on that particular one.

    Question 2. No. Separated You should be able to fit 3 in either.

    Question 3 Both of the cookers you’re looking at are gonna be in excess of 500lbs. So moving them around is possible but not ideal. And with any incline or step you better have a friend to help. These puppies ain’t no Weber Kettles.

    Question 4. Honestly I can’t say. As I said I don’t have a Lang. What I can say though is that When I was searching for my perfect smoker/cooker Lang was definitely in the running but the LSG just had more and better features for what I was looking for. And their craftsmanship is second to none.

    Hope this helps.
    If you have any more questions please feel free to ask here or PM me.

    SteveB.
    Steve B Thanks for the input. I do have more questions, so will PM you tomorrow. kenrobin Okay to message you, too? If not, no worries at all Thanks

    Leave a comment:

Announcement

Collapse

Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

SOLD OUT! Secure your spot on our waitlist now. First-come, first-served!
Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
See more
See less
Working...
X
false
0
Guest
500
["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
false
false
{"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
Meat-Up in Memphis

Spotlight

These are not ads or paid placements. These Are Some Of Our Favorite Tools And Toys.

These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

Use our links when you buy things

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon

If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

slow n sear
The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill
The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review


Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker
The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all!

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker
The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


The Undisputed Champion!

thermapen
The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don't accept cheap substitutes.

Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review


Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

Grilla pellet smoker
We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5" x 29.5" footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.

Click here for our review on this unique smoker


Delta by Nuke,
Stylish and Affordable
Gaucho Grill

Weber Genesis Grill
Delta by Nuke burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This Argentinian grill will get your flame on!

Click here to read our complete review


Genesis II E-335
A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

Weber Genesis Grill
Webers Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates
GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

PK 360 grill
The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal


Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

kareubequ bbq smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker
This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175? to 350?F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review


Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer
A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here to read our complete review


Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

Grilla pellet smoker
FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

Click here for our review of this unique device


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill
Napoleon's NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill
Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order