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Sneak Peek: 3 NEW Gear Reviews! Oklahoma Joe's Bronco Drum, Fireboard Drive, and ThermoPro TP-19

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  • Huskee
    Pit Boss
    • May 2014
    • 14897
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    Sneak Peek: 3 NEW Gear Reviews! Oklahoma Joe's Bronco Drum, Fireboard Drive, and ThermoPro TP-19


    You first! Here we'll post news, gear reviews, videos, and recipes that are freshly published on the public site BEFORE getting advertised there! To see all our NEW Recipes & Gear Reviews, visit the Sneak Preview channel here: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...ew-for-members



    Oklahoma Joe's Bronco Drum Smoker, by Jerod Broussard
    https://amazingribs.com/grill-smoker...-smoker-review


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    Fireboard Drive (cable accessory), by Bill McGrath
    https://amazingribs.com/thermometers...d-drive-review


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    ThermoPro TP-19 Instant-Read Thermometer, by Bill McGrath
    https://amazingribs.com/thermometers...o-tp-19-review


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  • mountainsmoker
    Banned Former Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 1851
    • Bryson City, NC

    #2
    Oklahoma's Drum looks to be a winner!

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    • Jerod Broussard
      Jerod Broussard commented
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      I almost cried rolling it to the fire station. Course them guys deserve a trailer load of them things.
  • SmokeyGator
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 825
    • Miami, FL
    • Primo XL
      Cyberq controller
      Sierra Nevada IPA

    #3
    UDS on wheels? This is interesting. Don’t really “need” one but we all know how that goes. The word “need” doesn’t mean what everyone else thinks it does.

    But more likely I will just upgrade from bbq guru to fireboard. I like the guru.....but the lack of an app is just not good. I mean a controller is an item of sheer convenience. I can control temps in my Primo without one. It’s just easier with one. Given that, having to log in to a website every time I want to check in things is an annoyance. The opposite of convenience. I also like that FB has a battery backup, in case the power blips.

    if I didn’t already have the thermapen that $25 thermometer would already be on the way!

    Comment

    • hoovarmin
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 919
      • Neptune Beach, FL
      • Weber Performer 22
        SNS
        Joule
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermapen
        Kingsford Blue Bag

      #4
      I wish I hadn't read the review of the drum smoker. I'm wanting one badly and it makes me feel like I'm cheating on my PBC.

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      • Surly Viking
        Club Member
        • May 2019
        • 49
        • Minnesota

        #5
        I like my Bronco. For $295 it does a lot.
        Two issues,
        1. It does leak a bit, and drips on the patio. I tried to fix with sealant, two spots still leaking vs 5 ( I am not the best handyman-type). I will clean those two areas and try again.
        2. I wish it was a bit taller, since a large/long rack of ribs will hit the coals. My solution there is to cut them in half and use more hooks, since it comes with 9.

        On the plus side.
        1. It was cheap
        2. I have never cooked on charcoal (properly) or owned a ugly drum type smoker. The entire family loves the results. I find it very easy to use.
        3. Super easy to clean. remove the cap on the bottom, hose it out and scrub with a nylon brush. Rinse. Done.
        4. I have gotten 10 hours out of one full basket of coals.
        5. it has wheels and a shelf. Part of the cleaning process is to move it to the street, so I can rinse all the creosote down the storm drain vs dogs licking it off the patio in the backyard. Shelf is great for mid-cook maintenance (sauces, foil, holding the beer)

        All in all, since I have done at least 10 cooks, I have to say I am very, very happy. I would probably splurge on the Pro since it would be larger. I use it at least twice per week so far. Ribs, Pork Butt, whole chickens and chicken parts, and brats so far.

        I did use it as a grill once. I don't feel it gets hot enough, and will stick with the Weber gasser for that for now.

        Still want the summit charcoal grill and maybe someday a cool offset. This is a very addictive hobby.

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        • Mosca
          Mosca commented
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          “This is a very addictive hobby.” I rationalize it by treating it as a need, not a want. A hobby is RC planes. But a man gotta eat.
      • MichaelF
        Club Member
        • Sep 2018
        • 51
        • Brentwood, TN
        • Weber Summit 670 Gasser. LG900 Pellet Grill with cold smoker. Tappecue Touch WiFi & Maverick 732 thermometers.

        #6
        For anyone interested in a Bronco, Walmart have them at $184 on clearance. I just picked one up, at that price it was a no brainer for my first drum smoker.
        Last edited by MichaelF; August 3, 2019, 03:43 PM.

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        • fracmeister
          fracmeister commented
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          I got one for that price as well. Sweet deal
      • CaptQ
        Club Member
        • Jul 2019
        • 12
        • Alamogordo New Mexico

        #7
        I’ve been eyeballing one of those broncos every time I go into Lowe’s! But like someone said feel like I’m cheating on my PBC

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