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Monty
08-07-2010, 10:24 AM
The BIL and SIL are down here in Texas visiting this week and it's my BIL's birthday on Tuesday. My SIL wants to get him a smoker that's similar to mine and they have them here, but won't ship them to Kansas(Manhattan area). They don't have the room to take it back themselves.

Simple question, where can they go to find one in Kansas similar to the one pictured below?

http://www.academy.com/images/products/400/0263/0263-02219-3369-p2.jpg

Coach
08-07-2010, 10:42 AM
I'm sure they'd have something similar to it in the KC Metro Area.

Goldmember
08-07-2010, 10:49 AM
I don't have one but I heard the Green Egg is supposed to be one of the best combo grill/smokers made.

HonestChieffan
08-07-2010, 10:51 AM
http://www.mobbq.com/

Monty
08-07-2010, 11:12 AM
http://www.mobbq.com/

Thanks for the link. The same grill as pictured above(I bought mine for $300) is listed at $739...no thanks.

I was hoping that there was a store locally that they could just go and pick it up after they get back up there.

Monty
08-07-2010, 11:13 AM
I don't have one but I heard the Green Egg is supposed to be one of the best combo grill/smokers made.

I've heard that too, but he really likes this style of smoker. I personally have no complaints. :)

BIG_DADDY
08-07-2010, 11:41 AM
Get a traeger and you will never go back.

http://www.traegergrills.com/grills/BBQ07E

Hit find dealer and put in your zip

ArrowheadMagic
08-07-2010, 11:59 AM
You can get them at Westlake Hardware. Isnt that an Oklahoma Joe smoker?

Monty
08-07-2010, 12:07 PM
You can get them at Westlake Hardware. Isnt that an Oklahoma Joe smoker?

Yes, it is..and thanks.

Boon
08-07-2010, 12:07 PM
You can get them at Westlake Hardware. Isnt that an Oklahoma Joe smoker?

Yes it is. I have one just like it. Good smoker, but I think they sold out to New Braunfels several years ago.

Monty
08-07-2010, 12:08 PM
Get a traeger and you will never go back.

http://www.traegergrills.com/grills/BBQ07E

Hit find dealer and put in your zip

Very nice. I know a guy who swears by these. :thumb:

Fish
08-07-2010, 12:14 PM
Get a traeger and you will never go back.

http://www.traegergrills.com/grills/BBQ07E

Hit find dealer and put in your zip

I gotta second this. Especially if he's not a real hardcore BBQ enthusiast. My old man got one of these, and it's been absolutely great. Very very simple to use, basically just set your temp and walk away. Really good results. Not exactly as good of results as a nice traditional wood smoker that you have to babysit. But good enough that you'll impress the hell out of most folks.

They're expensive though. And if you were balking at the price of the one above, that might put the Traeger out of your range too...

HonestChieffan
08-07-2010, 12:50 PM
Im saving to buy one from Klose but Houston is a long drive to pick it up. The worst thing about most are how they have cut back on quality of steel.

When I finally take the plunge it will be on a Klose Smoker and either the germangrill or a hastybake grill.

Phobia
08-07-2010, 12:52 PM
You can get them at Westlake Hardware. Isnt that an Oklahoma Joe smoker?

Correct. But they're a pretty thin iron, from what I've seen.

Stewie
08-07-2010, 01:05 PM
You're going to spend way north of $500 if you want a quality offset smoker.

Monty
08-07-2010, 02:18 PM
You're going to spend way north of $500 if you want a quality offset smoker.

Well, I only spent $300 for the one pictured above. :)

Monty
08-07-2010, 02:20 PM
Correct. But they're a pretty thin iron, from what I've seen.

It's not 1/4", but just slightly less than that. It's definitely thicker than the norm. Great smoker for the money spent.

Boon
08-07-2010, 03:16 PM
It's not 1/4", but just slightly less than that. It's definitely thicker than the norm. Great smoker for the money spent.

Mine is probably 15 years old and it is made of pretty damn thick metal.
Beast must weigh 200 lbs.

txhawk
08-07-2010, 03:23 PM
Weber smokey mountain. Great smoker, and doesn't take up much space. You would have to order it, but shipping is generally included. I love mine it's As close to set it and forget it as I have found, the temperature control on high temp short smokes and low temp overnight smokes have been great. Can find them for around $300, got mine at aimtofind.com

Just Passin' By
08-07-2010, 06:41 PM
Weber smokey mountain. Great smoker, and doesn't take up much space. You would have to order it, but shipping is generally included. I love mine it's As close to set it and forget it as I have found, the temperature control on high temp short smokes and low temp overnight smokes have been great. Can find them for around $300, got mine at aimtofind.com

Interesting that you pointed that out, because the Weber Smokey Mountain is on that site's first page. It's their deal of the week, at $239. It ends 8/8, apparently.

RJ
08-07-2010, 07:32 PM
Weber smokey mountain. Great smoker, and doesn't take up much space. You would have to order it, but shipping is generally included. I love mine it's As close to set it and forget it as I have found, the temperature control on high temp short smokes and low temp overnight smokes have been great. Can find them for around $300, got mine at aimtofind.com


I've really enjoyed my WSM. Easy to use, consistent and puts out a great product. If I wanted another smoker and wanted to spend $300 or less that's what I'd buy.

RJ
08-07-2010, 07:37 PM
Interesting that you pointed that out, because the Weber Smokey Mountain is on that site's first page. It's their deal of the week, at $239. It ends 8/8, apparently.


I'm not sure what site you mean, but was $239 for a 18" or 22" WSM?

Great Expectations
08-07-2010, 07:58 PM
Buy a big green egg.

Hog Farmer
08-07-2010, 08:09 PM
My wife's a smoker , you can have that bitch for free !

WV
08-07-2010, 09:03 PM
I have seen similar smokers at Lowe's, but have no idea of the quality. Found this one at Home Depot, but again not sure of the quality your looking for. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xh7/R-202053639/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

KCbroncoHATER
08-07-2010, 09:40 PM
It's only a smoker if it has a separate fire box, the green egg doesnt.

txhawk
08-07-2010, 09:56 PM
Interesting that you pointed that out, because the Weber Smokey Mountain is on that site's first page. It's their deal of the week, at $239. It ends 8/8, apparently.

They've been claiming it's their deal of the week for like two months but I'm not complaining cuz it's much cheaper than amazon. The green egg is money too, but at almost twice the cost I don't see the value. My old man has a new braunfels smoker and it's good too, he's just got to babysit it more than I care for.

Simply Red
08-08-2010, 08:18 AM
Im saving to buy one from Klose but Houston is a long drive to pick it up. The worst thing about most are how they have cut back on quality of steel.

When I finally take the plunge it will be on a Klose Smoker and either the germangrill or a hastybake grill.

A. Nobody cares.

B. If you ever narc out Buck and I for trolling the Browns board, again, I'll butt rape you w/ your own boat paddle.

:)

HonestChieffan
08-08-2010, 08:58 AM
A. Nobody cares.

B. If you ever narc out Buck and I for trolling the Browns board, again, I'll butt rape you w/ your own boat paddle.

:)


huh?

Mojo Jojo
08-08-2010, 09:03 AM
get a "Good One"...best grill/smoker made...If you go to any regional BBQ contests it is the most used smoker.
http://aceofheartsbbq.com/model30p.html

Rausch
08-08-2010, 09:35 AM
I'm a smoker but that ain't how I roll...

cdcox
08-08-2010, 11:19 AM
You're not going to find an offset smoker of that quality south of $400 these days.

Boon
08-08-2010, 11:42 AM
Check these guys out.....


http://www.yodersmokers.com/abilene.html