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  • GroceryBoy
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 49
    • Fort Lauderdale, FL

    $125 for the custom metal work plus the file conversion fee.


    • Ahumadora
      Club Member
      • Oct 2015
      • 2091
      • Pilar Buenos Aires, Argentina

      Here's some pics from a client in Mexico city yesterday.
      Where there's a will there's a way!!
      Attached Files


      • klflowers
        klflowers commented
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        Now that's what I'm talking about!!!! Dedication!
    • CaptainMike
      Club Member
      • Nov 2015
      • 2509
      • The Great State of Jefferson
      • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
        Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
        2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
        20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
        20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
        Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
        36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
        Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

      Well, I just got off of the phone with Sharon at Lone Star Grillz after ordering the 24 X 40 offset smoker.

      Man, oh man there are so many awesome choices out there. The Lang, Wichita, Shirley, Jambo, and KBQ were all at the top of the list, but I just kept coming back to the LSG.

      Much like when I purchased the WSCG with help from Max Good and fzxdoc 's reviews, the final push for the LSG was after watching kenrobin 's video review of his 20 X 42 (thanks Ken!!! https://www.youtube.com/c/BackyardSmokeMasterBBQ).

      I want to thank you all so very much for your input and insights, this is a fantastic group of people we have here and I'm proud to be a part of it.

      I'll of course post some pics when it gets here in 12-18 weeks, but here's a shot from the interwebs:

      Click image for larger version  Name:	24-x-40-offset-smoker-1-opt_1800x1800.jpg Views:	13 Size:	8.5 KB ID:	920448
      Last edited by CaptainMike; October 6, 2020, 01:32 PM.


      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        My best guess is that yer not gonna set that LSG up on yer deck, so might give some thought to makin it a pad that connects to yer existin concrete walkways, or patio, below...

        Pushin these big boys around, 'off road' is not summat that yer gonna enjoy, even if/when th yard is dry as a bone, an jus ain't gonna happen, if th yard is damp/wet. She'll sink like th Titanic, only much faster.

      • tbob4
        tbob4 commented
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        Congrats!!!! Great choice.

      • tbob4
        tbob4 commented
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        You know I’m not going to like waiting that long to see photos of your cooks. I might just check in every week “is it here yet?”
    • Jfrosty27
      Club Member
      • Mar 2020
      • 883
      • Muskego, WI
      • Current cookers:
        Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
        Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
        Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
        Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
        Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
        Weber Smokey Joe
        SnS Deluxe
        The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
        Blackstone 17" griddle
        Joule Sous Vide circulator

        Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
        Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

      A 12-18 week wait is a bummer. That would drive me nuts. But congrats on the new cooker regardless! I’m sure you will enjoy it.


      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        Shipping was a pretty big one to swallow as well, but at least I was prepared for that.
    • Greygoose
      Club Member
      • May 2019
      • 652
      • South Shore,MA

      springtime will be here in no time !


      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        Hahaha, I don't care if there's 6 feet of snow on the ground and a whiteout blizzard raging I'm going to crank that baby up when it gets here!
    • klflowers
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 3330
      • Tennessee

      Great pick up Cap!


      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        Yeah, I'm pretty stoked about it!

      • klflowers
        klflowers commented
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        CaptainMike I am stoked for you. I think I want to be like Ernest with the kbq, but I am a ways from that. I am still working too much and I can’t cut the cord just yet.
    • Donw
      Club Member
      • Jul 2017
      • 3139

      Great news and congratulations Mike!


      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        Thanks Don, I'm really looking forward to this.
    • glitchy
      Club Member
      • Jul 2019
      • 680
      • Central IA
      • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
        w/ Big Joetisserie, SnS LP, and Vortex
        Weber SmokeFire EX4
        Weber Q1000
        Fireboard 2 Drive
        Anova Precision Sous Vide

      CaptainMike Congrats! Though I really dislike you now. I’ve been watching this thread and have been thinking since it started I probably rushed to judgement on stick burners based on a COS. Now I’m looking at the LSG, Lang, and KBQ sites frequently (insert smack head emoji here).


      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        Good luck, brother! It's a wonderful journey.

      • jfmorris
        jfmorris commented
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        A quality stick burner is an entirely different thing than a COS, having used both. It's like the difference between a Weber Kettle or PK grill, and a leaky hunk of crap charcoal grill from the big box store.

        Sadly my offset is not a "COS" in that it was designed by my dad, and welded up from 304 stainless back in the mid 80's, but while its functional, it's also leaky and has a few things I have to deal with. I make it work, as I can't get rid of it. I want a nice one someday though!
    • DavidNorcross
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 1623
      • Virginia
      • Rec Tec RT-680
        Coleman RoadTrip LXX
        Javelin Pro Duo
        More Cast Iron than I care to admit

      Congratulations. It is going to be a long wait....


      • ecowper
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3360
        • Maple Valley, WA
        • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
          Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

          Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
          Thermometer = Maverick ET732
          Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
          Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
          Thermapen Classic = Grey
          PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

          Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
          Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
          Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
          Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

          Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"

          Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

        Can't wait to see you cooking on it! I'm very heavily tempted by the Engelbrecht Braten 1000 myself. Seems like the best of both worlds, but who knows.


        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          CaptainMike sounds like the right choice!

        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          You might have to road-trip it down and take a look see!

        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          I need to get down that way to see my family ..... seems like I should stop in and say hi
      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3383
        • 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

        Have fun when it gets to your door! Good luck sleeping until then. Lol.


        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          Thanks Skip, it's going to be a long haul. Fortunately, I have my trusty arsenal that will get me through the winter.
      • fzxdoc
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 5188
        • My toys:
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
          Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
          Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
          Weber Kettle Premium 22"
          Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
          Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range

          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
          Grill Grate for SnS
          Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
          Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
          2 Grill Grate Griddles
          Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

          Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
          Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
          Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
          2 Fireboard Driver Cables
          Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
          Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
          Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
          Thermoworks Timestick Trio
          Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
          Maverick ET 733
          Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

          Grill Pinz
          Vortex (two of them)

          Two Joule Sous Vide devices
          VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
          Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Charcoal Companion TurboQue
          A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

          BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

          Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
          Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
          Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
          Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

        Oh wow. Just "oh wow".

        Enjoy, CaptainMike . You deserve it. What fun you have in store.



        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          Thanks Kathryn, I am really looking forward this. Spartacus was a pretty big splurge, But The Bone Pit just wouldn't get out of my head. I have a lot of thumb twiddling to do for the next 12-18 weeks!!
      • JakeT
        Club Member
        • Mar 2018
        • 469
        • Vacaville, CA
        • Lonestar Grillz 24x48
          Forno Bravo Casa 110
          Sunterra 60" Argentine Grill w/ Rear Brasero
          KBQ C-60
          Weber Kettle 22"
          Fire Magin a660i

          A-MAZE-N-TUBE 6", 10", maze
          BBQ Dragon
          BBQ Dragon Chimney
          Bernzomatic w/ Mapp Gas

        CaptainMike Did you get any of the various "upgrades"? I ended up going back and ordering after the fact the following since I got mine over a year ago.

        Fire Management Basket
        Gas Assist/Log Lighter
        Fireboard fan and adapter

        The gas assist is incredibly helpful. I think it was kenrobin who actually inspired that one...and I also highly recommend it.

        The fire management basket I've been very happy with. Before having it, I found myself struggling to tend a small fire in the back corner of the fire box..especially in the hot summer months we get here in Northern Cali. Having the basket to decrease the footprint of the coal bed really helps a lot.

        As for the fireboard, I haven't purchased/made a charcoal smoking rig to use it with but that is one of my winter projects. I'd like to try a "set and forget" set up and see how it goes.

        Anyway, congrats on your purchase I'm sure you'll have a blast cooking on it...especially making hors d'oeurves for the chef on the built in griddle over the fire box!


        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          Thanks for chiming in Jake! I did get the fire basket and gas assist, along with a few other add-ons and doodads. I am undecided on the fan as of yet. I'd like to get something that I can use on both the LSG and my WSCG. Leaning towards the Pit Bull, but I haven't done any serious digging in yet. I tell you, the more I hear from you now-fellow LSG owners the more I know I made the right choice. Ken's video was indispensable and anyone considering a LSG needs to see it.

        • JakeT
          JakeT commented
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          Awesome! kenrobin was also a big influence for me as well
      • hoovarmin
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1124
        • Neptune Beach, FL
        • Weber Performer 22
          Thermoworks Smoke
          Thermoworks Thermapen
          Kingsford Blue Bag

        Woooooohoooo! I'm experiencing a vicarious satisfaction of MCS. But we all know what follows. The cravings multiply. Congrats, Cap'n! This is gonna be a fun ride.


        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          Thanks Hoov, it's been a fun ride so far.
      • John Henry
        Charter Member
        • Apr 2015
        • 46
        • Desert Southwest. If you don't mind 115-degrees in June, we can enjoy outdoor-cooking all yr long.
        • Don't Stop Believin'

        Captain Mike: You might want to check out the team at AZ BBQ Outfitters. http://www.azbbqgrills.com/page-7/ Please be sure to click on the link "About Me." Pretty amazing company story and have heard their products are phenomenal.


        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          Thanks John Henry, I did give them a look and totally agree about their products and story. They were definitely considered.



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