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fergolicious
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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 1:29 am    Post subject: Getting a new cooker Reply with quote

Wanted to see what this group thought. I am in the market for a new cooker. Wanted to see what you all thought in your minds to be the best cooker out there for $3000 or less. I am a competition bbq cook and do some small cooking on the side for friends and family. I am looking at insulated cookers as well. I have zeroed in on the Rebel 23 or 28, but wanted to do some more research. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go with a Diamond Plate Smoker, but my opinion is biased.... Love to talk to you. 214-471-4690.

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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at your pits. Appears to be a good product for the price. The only thing is that they are not insulated cookers.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are correct. If you decide to go with a traditional stick burner, give us a hollar..
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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pitts by JJ or pitmaker. Either one in my opinion are fantastic cabinet cookers. I know as much about the rebel now as I did back on your last post about them. I guess you found some more info on them.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Diamond Plate Pits and the Pits by JJ. Pitmaker is nice, but a little out of my price range. I appreciate the info guys. Travis, is the number you have posted your cell?
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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes sir.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30 13 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the cooking space in square inches in the Fat 40? Your website says that this model contains double the cooking space with upper shelves.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31 13 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fergolicious wrote:
What is the cooking space in square inches in the Fat 40? Your website says that this model contains double the cooking space with upper shelves.


40 cooking area, 1 grate 48 x 20 = 960" square

Fat 40 cooking area, 1 grate 48 x 30 = 1440" square plus room for a large upper grate bigger than the 960" main grate on a 40, so there's more than 2400" square on a Fat 40 with upper grate.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02 13 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoEzzy wrote:
fergolicious wrote:
What is the cooking space in square inches in the Fat 40? Your website says that this model contains double the cooking space with upper shelves.


40 cooking area, 1 grate 48 x 20 = 960" square

Fat 40 cooking area, 1 grate 48 x 30 = 1440" square plus room for a large upper grate bigger than the 960" main grate on a 40, so there's more than 2400" square on a Fat 40 with upper grate.


Thanks SoEzzy. Guess I really need to come up with a chart on the website. Most people don't realize how much larger our cookers are than others at the same cost.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07 13 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: Getting a new cooker Reply with quote

fergolicious wrote:
Wanted to see what this group thought. I am in the market for a new cooker. Wanted to see what you all thought in your minds to be the best cooker out there for $3000 or less. I am a competition bbq cook and do some small cooking on the side for friends and family. I am looking at insulated cookers as well. I have zeroed in on the Rebel 23 or 28, but wanted to do some more research. Thanks!


If you are looking for gravity fed, check out Assassin smokers.
http://www.assassin-smokers.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07 13 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Travis_Creek wrote:
Thanks SoEzzy. Guess I really need to come up with a chart on the website. Most people don't realize how much larger our cookers are than others at the same cost.


You are welcome!

I hope I was close enough on the numbers! Wink Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07 13 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grills Gone Wild, I do like the Assassin Smokers and I was looking at them, but the only problem is that I would have to pay approx $400-$500 to have the pit shipped to me as with the Rebel, I can drive about 3.5 hours and pick it up and save those hundreds of shipping dollars. Thanks for the tip though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07 13 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a Gator man, I'm biased too, but look at Gatorpit's Rebel and Dual Stacker models.

Best of luck!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07 13 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew T, I have researched them as well. The only problem is distance and shipping costs.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09 13 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you aren't set on a gravity fed but want a cabinet style, check out the Backyard Bomber MJH. It is a clone of a backwoods.
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