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Kenneth237
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Newby from Balwyn

Post by Kenneth237 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:54 pm

Guys

I am slowly converting to the low and slow method of cooking.
Maybe as I get older the relaxed pace suits me better.

I currently have a Q220 that is the go to for most meat cooking but doesn't do low and slow!
I have an Ozpig that does a reasonable chicken on the rotisserie but shines as a camp cooker and heater!
I have also inherited the family's 35 yo spit and that has been used successfully for all types of meat.

Maybe it's because I'm bored but I am looking at low and slow.
I was tossing up between a lightly used pit barrel on Gumtree for $250 or a Dusty Moose for $250.
Decided on the Moose as I think it suited me better.
However today I dropped in to a local BBQ store and they had a demo Saffire Ceramic for under $600.

Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!!!

Anyway which ever way I go Christmas is going to be a meat fest!

Ken


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Re: Newby from Balwyn

Post by peersy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:16 am

Hey!
I'm in a similar boat. Have the Weber Q and looking for a low and slow charcoal cooker.
There are a few 37cm WSM but I stumbled upon the Dusty Moose yesterday online, it looks great value and bigger being 47cm diameter. There are a couple of reviews online and read up very well.
Good luck with the decision!

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Re: Newby from Balwyn

Post by Davo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:57 am

Haven't seen the Dusty moose in the flesh as yet however I have seen WSM, Pro-Q and Fornetto and whilst I'll always maintain that you just can't go past the durability, solidness and workability of the Weber WSM, the other 2 would be a decent choice too. Many Comp teams have had great success out of the WSM and Pro-Q and they'd have to be sturdy due to all the shifting around from site to site but with a bullet style water smoker, they are easy to dismantle and transport in your car or trailer and they don't weigh a tonne.


I highly recommend the Bullet style smokers, easy to learn and easy to cook with and relatively cheap to cook lots of meat on.


Weber WSM have a 10 year warranty on them,

https://www.weberbbq.com.au/barbecues/c ... in-cooker/
https://www.weberbbq.com.au/barbecues/c ... in-cooker/

Might be only 4 inches but theres a massive size difference between the 22.5 and the 18.5 in width and height and the amount of goodies it can cook. only $250 more for the bigger bugger :D

https://proqsmokers.com.au/
I Found that the smaller Pro-Q felt too flimsey...worth looking at the larger 20 inch version.

https://www.bunnings.com.au/fornetto-18 ... r_p3180796
These seem ok in the flesh but not seen them operate as yet.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=dust ... 6389946733


Yeah I guess they'd work ok, not sure how well they vent.....haven't seen one in the flesh.


Yes the cheaper models will probably get you going and give you a learning curve but a Weber WSM will last you a lifetime.....like the old saying....you get what you pay for!!


Cheers


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Re: Newby from Balwyn

Post by gnol » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:50 pm

Just buy one of everything.
A second hand weber kettle would be a good start.

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Re: Newby from Balwyn

Post by peersy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:05 pm

gnol wrote:Just buy one of everything.
A second hand weber kettle would be a good start.

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Wow that's a ripper set-up right there.
Yeah I've been looking for a second hand kettle. There is a lot of rubbish out there going for silly money. When the good ones become available they are $80-150 for anything up to 20 years old... All the die hard kettle fans seem to whisk the second hand ones quick to build their army.
I'll keep looking

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Re: Newby from Balwyn

Post by gnol » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:25 pm

Yeah. You just have to keep looking around. Even a Weber compact will do just about everything a normal sized Weber will do.
Seems prices have gone up a lot compared to a few years back. I got rid of a few as I had too many.

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Re: Newby from Balwyn

Post by Kenneth237 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:21 pm

Hi Guys

Dusty Moose arrived today and I have put it together.
I'll ease my way in with a couple of chooks just to get used to temperature control.


Interesting that it only has one vent at the bottom as opposed to WSM x 3.

Also the Bunnings one come with a hanging rack built into the lid and might be a mod later.

Funny this is my first smoker and I have no idea how to use.
Google WSM and there is a ton of info.

Cheers


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