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  • RAmorris
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 449
    • Winter Haven, Florida
    • Equipment:
      Thermoworks Chef Alarm Food and Smoker Thermometer
      2 Landmann 2 Drawer Vertical Water Smokers
      Backwoods G 2 Party Insulated Vertical Water Smoker
      Brinkmann Trailmaster Limited Edition Offser Smoker
      Weber Spirit E-310 t Three Burner Gas Grill
      Char-broil Classic 4 Burner Gas Grill

    Surprise Smoker

    In early December, I began doing research about offset smokers. I finally decided on a Lang 48” Original Patio. However, I already have a number of smokers (Backwoods G2 Party, Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24,” Landmann 38” 2-Drawer, Pit Barrel Cooker, Masterbuilt Patio Portable Electric, Brinkmann bullet gas smoker, Weber kettle grill with Slow ‘N Sear), and so certainly didn’t need another one. Since my wife, Kate, and I are now both retired (I retired last May), we need to watch our budget more closely, so I decided against buying another smoker, although I really wanted that Lang.

    At Christmas, Kate gave me a card that said, “Your Christmas present will not be ready until mid-January.” But she wouldn’t tell me what it was. About a week ago she told me to clear my calendar for Friday, January 19, when I would be going to get my Christmas present. Our son, Stephen, arrived at our house at 7:00 yesterday morning. That’s when Kate told me that Stephen was going to drive me to Lang’s Barbecue Smokers in Nahunta, Georgia to pick up my new Lang 48” smoker! Here is a picture of it. Do I have a great wife or what?

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  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 9867
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
      Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
      Weber Smokey Joe Gold
      Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
      Vortex
      Maverick ET-732 White
      Maverick ET-732 Copper
      2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
      Thermoworks Timestick
      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    #2
    Reverse flow sweetness!

    Tell your wife I'm retired, (crickets chirping) in about 30 years.

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    • smokenoob
      Club Member
      • Dec 2017
      • 1058
      • Gulf Breeze, Florida

      #3
      She's a keeper!

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      • Hulagn1971
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 1038
        • NC, The Triad
        • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

        #4
        Way to go Wifey!

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        • Skip
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3525
          • Blue Earth, Minnesota
          • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

          #5
          RAmorris it looks like a nice smoker, and yes, it sounds like you have a great wife! Have fun with the Lang.

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          • Butchman
            Club Member
            • Mar 2017
            • 510
            • Estero, FL

            #6
            That’s a great story and a great wife and son you have there!

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            • Butchman
              Butchman commented
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              You’re up to 8 cookers now unless I’m mistaken, I love the variety.😃
          • Steve B
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 3071
            • Rockland county New York
            • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
              Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

              22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

              Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

              1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
              1 maverick et-733 - gray
              1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
              1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
              1 thermoworks thermopop - red

              Pre Miala flavor injector
              taylor digital scale
              TSM meat grinder
              chefs choice food slicer
              cuisinhart food processor
              food saver vacuum sealer
              TSM harvest food dehydrator

            #7
            You’re a lucky man my friend.
            Not only would my wife NOT get me another smoker. She would tell me that I hope I enjoy it at my new home. 😞

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            • Mr. Bones
              Charter Member
              • Sep 2016
              • 9746
              • Kansas Territory
              • Grills / Smokers
                *********************************************

                Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
                Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
                Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
                Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
                Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
                Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
                Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
                Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
                Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
                Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
                Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

                Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
                Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
                Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

                Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
                Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
                Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
                Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
                Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
                Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
                (Lime Green)
                Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
                Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



                Thermometers:
                *********************************************
                Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
                Maverick ET-732, (Black)
                Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
                ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
                Blue ThermaPen Mk4
                Orange Thermapen Mk4
                Pink Thermapen Mk4
                ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
                ThermoWorks Smoke
                ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
                4 Pro Series cable extensions
                Smoke Gateway

                Accessories:
                *********************************************
                2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
                BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
                Warming shelf
                MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
                Backyard Grill marinade injector
                Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
                Bear Paws
                Meat Rakes
                BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



                Cookware:
                Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
                G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
                '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
                60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
                50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
                Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
                Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

                Cutlery, etc.:
                Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
                Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
                Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
                Multiple steels, from all over the planet
                Crock sticks
                Diamond stones, various
                Lansky Sharpening System

                Tableware
                Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
                Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

              #8
              Outstandin cooker, an Wife!
              Enjoy!

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              • BigCountryQ
                Club Member
                • Jan 2017
                • 352
                • Grand Rapids, Michigan

                #9
                Originally posted by Steve B View Post
                You’re a lucky man my friend.
                Not only would my wife NOT get me another smoker. She would tell me that I hope I enjoy it at my new home. 😞
                I'm right there with you!

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                • FireMan
                  Charter Member
                  • Jul 2015
                  • 7838
                  • Bottom of Winnebago

                  #10
                  That is truly great! And, you didn’t have to tell her how pretty her feet look, although ya could now! Nice rig!

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                  • Danjohnston949
                    Former Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 4418
                    • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                    #11
                    RAmorris, Congratulations on Your New Lang Smoker‼️ It's Obvious You Did A Better Job Training Your Wife Than I Did With Eunice❗️❓
                    😉🤗😇🤗😉
                    From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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                    • Frozen Smoke
                      Club Member
                      • Nov 2017
                      • 1528
                      • Northern Mn

                      #12
                      I bet you feel bad now 'cause you only got her a sweater right? Great gift and a great family you have that's a bigger blessing than the Lang. Congratulations and enjoy both!

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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.

                        #13
                        Congrats! You will love that Lang.

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                        • scottranda
                          Charter Member
                          • May 2015
                          • 1800
                          • Charlotte, NC

                          #14
                          Beautiful!

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                          • RonB
                            Club Member
                            • Apr 2016
                            • 13128
                            • Near Richmond VA
                            • Weber Performer Deluxe
                              SNS
                              Pizza insert
                              Rotisserie
                              Smokenator 1000
                              Cookshack Smokette Elite
                              2 Thermapens
                              Chefalarm
                              Dot
                              lots of probes.
                              CyberQ

                            #15
                            Congrats on a great cooker and a great wife.

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