My First Smoker.... Help required

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alimac23

My First Smoker.... Help required

Post by alimac23 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:47 am

Hi Guys,

I've had my Weber OTS now for a couple of weeks and its already seen a lot of use, I'm enjoying using it a lot and there's a lot of things I'm looking forward to trying.

I cooked a meal for 15 people at the weekend and it soon become apparently obvious that to cook for a larger number of people I'm' going to need to invest in a smoker, I've been looking around at a few and noticed that BBQ's Galore have a "Texas" smoker for $399, the question is has anyone use this model before and can i get better for my money / slightly more?

http://www.barbequesgalore.com.au/produ ... x?id=20857


olde
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Re: My First Smoker.... Help required

Post by olde » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:20 pm

If you're at all handy just make a UDS. Costs will be less than 80 bux, and as long as you don't get a lined drum the work is very minimal. Use the grates and lid from the OTS, and you'll be set. Can do a lot of food in one drum, and very easy to control temps.

alimac23

Re: My First Smoker.... Help required

Post by alimac23 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:26 pm

olde wrote:If you're at all handy just make a UDS. Costs will be less than 80 bux, and as long as you don't get a lined drum the work is very minimal. Use the grates and lid from the OTS, and you'll be set. Can do a lot of food in one drum, and very easy to control temps.
Thanks Olde but my handyman skills are pretty poor, i'll see if i can find a guide on how to make one but at this point im pretty keen on buying a ready made one.

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Re: My First Smoker.... Help required

Post by urbangriller » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:41 pm

I've got one, it works! The metal is thin, first fire burnt the paint off the firebox, so now its rusty and I replaced the wheels in the first week, they kept falling off!

Cheers
Chris
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alimac23

Re: My First Smoker.... Help required

Post by alimac23 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:18 pm

urbangriller wrote:I've got one, it works! The metal is thin, first fire burnt the paint off the firebox, so now its rusty and I replaced the wheels in the first week, they kept falling off!

Cheers
Chris
:D Thanks Chris, Good to get an honest review on them.

I've just had a look at your site and noticed the Hark Tri-Smoker, i take it these are a little more solidly built than the BBQ's Galore offering?

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Re: My First Smoker.... Help required

Post by urbangriller » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:48 pm

alimac23 wrote:
urbangriller wrote:I've got one, it works! The metal is thin, first fire burnt the paint off the firebox, so now its rusty and I replaced the wheels in the first week, they kept falling off!

Cheers
Chris
:D Thanks Chris, Good to get an honest review on them.

I've just had a look at your site and noticed the Hark Tri-Smoker, i take it these are a little more solidly built than the BBQ's Galore offering?
Way more solid!...about three times the weight (or more)...more expensive also.

There are others here with the BBQ Galore one, you'll get more comments no doubt!

Chris
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Re: My First Smoker.... Help required

Post by bbqmad » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:57 pm

alimac23 wrote:
urbangriller wrote:I've got one, it works! The metal is thin, first fire burnt the paint off the firebox, so now its rusty and I replaced the wheels in the first week, they kept falling off!

Cheers
Chris
:D Thanks Chris, Good to get an honest review on them.

I've just had a look at your site and noticed the Hark Tri-Smoker, i take it these are a little more solidly built than the BBQ's Galore offering?
Mate for a relatively small smoker.......their built like the proverbial...S...........Outhouse! :D Cracking, awesome smoker
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Re: My First Smoker.... Help required

Post by alimac23 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:52 pm

bbqmad wrote:
alimac23 wrote:
urbangriller wrote:I've got one, it works! The metal is thin, first fire burnt the paint off the firebox, so now its rusty and I replaced the wheels in the first week, they kept falling off!

Cheers
Chris
:D Thanks Chris, Good to get an honest review on them.

I've just had a look at your site and noticed the Hark Tri-Smoker, i take it these are a little more solidly built than the BBQ's Galore offering?
Mate for a relatively small smoker.......their built like the proverbial...S...........Outhouse! :D Cracking, awesome smoker
That's good to hear, i'd rather spend the extra $$ now and have something that still works in a few years time than save a couple of $$ and have a rusty piece of metal that no longer does what i want it to.

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Re: My First Smoker.... Help required

Post by olde » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:25 am

Check the seppo site bbq-brethren. Full guide to making it there, look for the redneck uds thread, it's a lot smaller and provides a simple guide. If you can drill a hole, you can make it.


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