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    #16
    Welcome from California! If your goal is to improve smoke flavor a stickburner is definitely the way to go! Happy hunting!

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      #17
      Thanks for such a warm welcome! I think I am now leaning towards a basic Shirley 24x36.

      Phad

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        #18
        OK. I think I have it narrowed down to the LSG 20x44 or the 24x36 Shirley.

        I really like what I see in both.

        1. This thread:
        https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...r-my-lsg-20x42

        Seems to indicate that you can cook with charcoal in the lsg. Is this also a possibility with the Shirley? I think I may want to have a set and forget type of cook a couple times a year.

        2. The LSG you can add water to the bottom. Is this possible with the Shirley?

        3. I cannot seem to find measurements for the grate space on the Shirley. Is there a noticeable difference in the size of these two units?

        Thanks in advance.

        Phad

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        • ofelles
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          Shirley makes a great cooker from what I heard. The wait time is pretty long for them though, be sure to check it out. I have heard 24 months.

        #19
        Welcome to the Pit!

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          #20
          A KBQ is in your budget.

          https://kbq.us/

          I just wrote a post about it's features in this thread.

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          • Phaddie
            Phaddie commented
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            Been talking with him a bit through email. Canadian shipping is not something he does. Only ships to us side at my closet depot.

          • ComfortablyNumb
            ComfortablyNumb commented
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            Phaddie Hmm, that's too bad, and surprising as I thought he shipped internationally. Depending on where you live it normally wouldn't be a problem. I live near the border and pick up packages at the US shipping depots, but since the border shut down it's been meager business for them. I know they can get stuff over, just extra fees. We keep hoping it will open back up, but the way things look it could be a long time, unfortunately.

          • Phaddie
            Phaddie commented
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            Yeah, due to my wife's work I cannot cross the border right now to pick it up. And some initial research seems to indicate that having something that heavy picked up even for that shirt a trip is expensive. My thinking is I would rather spend more on the smoker and less on the shipping

          #21
          Quick update. COVID is really messing my plans up. It looks like around 1100 USD to get a Shirley to me. Tha twill probably price me out of anything other than a Lang.

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          • Steve B
            Steve B commented
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            Have you talked to Chris @ LSG to see what it would cost to have a 20X42 shipped to you? As you can see in my avatar I have their 24X36 pipe offset.
            I cain’t praise enough about their products. Absolutely top notch.

          #22
          I have a Lang 36” hybrid and really like it. Whatever you decide, I guess I would warn you that no stick burner provides set it and forget it cooking. They have to pretty much be babysat...that’s been my experience anyway. Good luck!

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            #23
            Yeah, have to buy a Canadian made out. US pits just too much to ship and exchange and taxes.

            Looking at BulldogBBQ
            https://instagram.com/bulldogbbqs?igshid=1bh9luiupvnx7

            And

            Alberta Barbeque

            https://instagram.com/albertabarbecu...d=3n8x8s58d7w5

            Leaning towards Alberta right now.

            Thoughts?

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              #24
              I decided to go with an Alberta Barbeque pit. Ordered a 24x45ish (I have a max complete length of 79"). Looking forward to it!

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