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  • SullysSassySauce
    Club Member
    • Mar 2019
    • 46
    • Eau Claire Wisconsin

    The Good One Open range or Meadow Creek pr36

    Hi everyone wondering if anyone has any experience on these rigs. I'm thinking about pulling the pin and buying one of these smokers but can decide between the two. Pros and cons would be great. Thanks
    Sully
  • Troutman
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 7283
    • Tejas, Where Else?

    • OUTDOOR COOKERS

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    #2
    Where is Bonzey ???? Mr. Bones

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      "Somebody, ah say somebody knocked on my door!!!!' :

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      Well you got a Good One don't ya ????
  • Mr. Bones
    Birthday Hat Master
    • Sep 2016
    • 9449
    • Kansas Territory
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      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'
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      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.:
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      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

    #3
    Delighted to say that I have a GOOR!

    Love her madly, gits used a lot, always happy with both how she cooks, an th foods I've made on her... other folks are amazed when they eat th food, an I feed a LOT of folks...

    Gimme a lil time to collect myself, an I'll give ya some places to start with my experiences with her...

    If ya have any specific questions, shoot em my way, an I'll be happy to help, as best I can!

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    • mrteddyprincess
      mrteddyprincess commented
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      I am signed up to take a BBQ class with Mr. Chris Marks from Kansas and a Good One advocate. I do not have a Good One, but hear nothing but Good Things about them!
  • thedonald78
    Club Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 32
    • Billings, MT

    #4
    Looks like this discussion died off, but I'm hoping to revive it. I'm having a mid-life bbq crisis of sorts and I'm leaning hard toward liquidating my GMG Daniel Boone, home-made UDS, and my standard Weber Kettle to create garage space and consolidate into one unit. Much like the original poster here, I've been looking at the The Good Done Open Range and Heritage Ovens, the Meadow Creek PR36 and SQ36, and the Assassin 36 and 48. What I really want is a high-quality charcoal cooker with decent (tailgating for 15-30 people) capacity that I can cook on easily with direct heat or smoke with consistent (and reasonably low) temps for hours and hours when I want to. I'm really intrigued by the Assassin grills, but it would cost $600 just to ship one to me in MT. Meadow Creek and The Good One both have dealers in Colorado, which I could make work. The other option I'm considering is a Weber Performer set up with a SNS and a fan/controller. Thoughts, opinions, recommendations? I don't see much on here about Assassin. Anyone with much experience with Meadow Creek cookers? Hasty Bake is another that I would consider, but the closest dealer is a long ways away . . .

    Oh, and I'd like something that is decently insulated (or just efficient enough) that I can cook on it in the winter. Our tailgates stretch into late November in Montana . . . thanks!
    Last edited by thedonald78; June 7, 2019, 10:49 AM.

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

      #5
      You may want to consider the M1 cooker as well. Are there cost constraints to consider?

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      • LA Pork Butt
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 5427
        • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

        #6
        Well, I have eyed the Good One in the Great Give Away and I think it would make a great versatile grill. I am a Kamado guy at heart, and if you are going to one grill a Kamado does everything well, but isn’t the best at anything. If you are only interested in grilling and low and slow and cold weather cooking isn’t an issue I think the Good One is a great choice. Also, moving it in and out of the garage might be easier with the Good One.

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        • Mr. Bones
          Birthday Hat Master
          • Sep 2016
          • 9449
          • 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

          #7
          thedonald78 Th GOOR can definitely handle winter cooks; these pics was taken 13JAN19

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          Ambient was in th 20s, 10-15 mph variable winds, very humid.
          1 unlit chimley KBB, 1 lit. Smallish hickory splits were added, as needed.
          I had to damper her down; she was wantin to climb above 350° dome temp...
          Run a few racks of spares, avg ~275°...

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          • klflowers
            klflowers commented
            Editing a comment
            Bonsey, those ribs look so good that I had to clean the little bit of drool that escaped from my keyboard. Dang!

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
            Editing a comment
            thedonald78 I have been successfully able to keep 250°, 275° fer hours, in direct Kansas Territory Summertime sunshine (I won it in August)We had over 100 days of over 100° temps here, last Summer...

            I don't cook so low as 225°, but have no doubt one could do so...

            Still amazed at how very long this cooker can hold a steady temp, makes life purty smooth...

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
            Editing a comment
            thedonald78 An, yup, in answer to yer second query, I'd like to have th same same qualities, with more Real Estate...reckon then I could 'WOW' more people with th Great Food that comes so easily offa this cooker!
        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5427
          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

          #8
          Mr. Bones has provided you with the best evidence yet!

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          • thedonald78
            Club Member
            • Jul 2015
            • 32
            • Billings, MT

            #9
            Originally posted by Butchman View Post
            You may want to consider the M1 cooker as well. Are there cost constraints to consider?
            I'd like to stay in the $1500 or under range, but up to $2000 isn't out of the question if it feels right. I have looked briefly at the M1. Looks nice and certainly innovative.

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            • kpnoone
              Club Member
              • Apr 2017
              • 2
              • Woodbridge, VA

              #10
              Concerning the Meadow Creek PR 36: I own two of them as I cook for large groups. I find it to be a quality unit. My previous experience base is Weber 26", 22", 18' grills, original PK grill, Weber Smokey Mtn. smoker, and a number of off set smokers. The PR 36 is versatile. Be sure to order the pull out drawer. This makes loading charcoal much easier and ash clean up less of a chore. One word of caution is to keep it covered if it is stored outside as it will rust. The temperature gage is reasonably accurate (tested vs maverick digital), The cooking surface area (stainless) is large enough for effective indirect grilling. Buy the second rack for additional space as it comes in handy.

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              • klflowers
                klflowers commented
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                I like that beast. Then again, I like all of these cookers and I think I need one of every model.

              • Skutrbum
                Skutrbum commented
                Editing a comment
                Have you cooked a pig on the PR36? I’m in the same boat as the OP, consolidating a GMG Jim Bowie and 26” kettle down to one unit. Can’t decide between the PR36 or PR42, and want space to do a pig.
            • smokin fool
              Club Member
              • Apr 2019
              • 1870
              • Mississauga, Ont

              #11
              Holey jumpin….you cooking for an army there.
              Looks good none the less.
              Must be quite the unit, those look like pneumatic tires, most units have cheapo plastic tires unless those an owner installed upgrade.

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              • justmattb
                Former Member
                • Nov 2019
                • 1

                #12
                Originally posted by SullysSassySauce View Post
                Hi everyone wondering if anyone has any experience on these rigs. I'm thinking about pulling the pin and buying one of these smokers but can decide between the two. Pros and cons would be great. Thanks
                Sully
                Did you ever pick between the two? I'm going back and forth as well. I like the idea of the Good One Open Range, where you can actually throw something on the front grill area while you're smoking. With that said, the grill space is smaller than the PR36. Both seem like good options and well built.

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                • Huskee
                  Huskee commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Welcome! Wish I could help you but alas I have no experience with either. Hopefully Sully will be around soon to answer your question.
              • Skutrbum
                Charter Member
                • Aug 2014
                • 5
                • Upstate SC
                • Equipment:
                  Old Weber Q Gas Grill
                  Orion Charcoal Cooker
                  Weber Smokey Joe
                  GMG Jim Bowie with Remote and PGA Downdraft Hood
                  Maverick ET-733
                  Thermoworks RTC600C

                  Wish List:
                  Stick burner - Meadow Creek or similar
                  Time to operate a stick burner

                #13
                I was looking at both of these, and ended up with neither. After looking hard at the PR36, I ended up with the PR42. The extra capacity is what sold me. Room for a larger pig, and more than enough room to do a lot of butts and briskets. I’m still learning the the PR42, but am very happy with it. I also spent an afternoon with the dealer the day I bought it, and received a lot of info and tips, which really sold me. HTH!

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                • justmattb
                  justmattb commented
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                  Yeah - after seeing @kpnoone's image above of the PR36, I don't think I'd ever need anything larger than that. The price difference between the PR36 and the PR42 sure makes you think twice about it, but I'm kinda leaning towards the Good One Open Range at the moment for it's grilling/smoking surfaces, which seem like it would definitely support grilling up some apps while the smoker is rolling along.

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