Found older Cookshack for sale on craigslist, any comments ??

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  1. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey all as stated above, found older Cookshack Smokette II Model 008/009, made June of 2003, version 03.1.
    Just wondering, looks to be in really good shape and the seller is asking $299 for it. Not familiar with these enough to know anything about them other than the Cookshack name, good deal / pass ??? Any comments welcome and thanks in advance for chiming in! Justin
     
  2. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it's in decent condition, that sounds like a good price.
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the input, appreciate it !
     
  4. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

    I have had my Cookshack for over 10 years. If it broke today, I would order a new one tomorrow. It took a while for me to realize just how "little" the amount of wood to use........now it is my "go to" smoker out of the 5 that I own.

    Brad
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Brad, appreciate the info. Must be a good one if ya have had it 10+ yrs.
     
  6. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

    And I use it a lot........all year long. Now that I'm learning to do sausage, some weeks it will run for 4 days at a time. It is a workhorse....

    Brad
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good to know, I was kinda surprised to see it ! Never seen a used one for sale before. Thanks again !
     
  8. dls1

    dls1 Smoking Fanatic

    Is it an 008 or 009? The 008 has a stainless top and the 009 is all stainless. When new, the 008s from that era were around $500-$550 new, and I think the 009 was $150-$200 more. Unless you caught a special, shipping was extra.

    Like Brad, mine (008) is 10 years old, and with fairly heavy use, has never missed a beat in Chicago with all manner of weather conditions. Simply insert meat, add 2 oz.-4 oz. of wood chucks, close door, turn it on, and go do something else. Truly set it and forget it. No modifications or manipulations necessary, and about the only thing that can possibly go bad are the heating element and temperature dial. Both are fairly inexpensive and easy to replace, though I wouldn't know for certain as I've never had the occasion to do so. Also, people rave about their customer service, but I can't confirm that as I've never had a reason to contact them.

    If it's reasonably clean, $299 is a good price for an 008 and a great price for a 009. Personally, me being me, I would offer $225 to see if the seller bites, and if not, work my up to find the magic number.

    Good luck.
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for your help, I'll have to find out the exact model number and make a decision ! Thanks again.
     
  10. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just looked and it's a model 009.
     
  11. dls1

    dls1 Smoking Fanatic

    That makes it better, assuming it's clean. Do you have any pictures?
     
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Also comes with matching storage cabinet, cover and 40# of hickory chips !
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Let me see if I can post one.
     
  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's some pics !

    I thought it looked decent for being over 10 yrs old !
     
  15. dls1

    dls1 Smoking Fanatic

    Well, the bad news, or at least not great news. That's an 008, not a 009. The 009 is all stainless, not just the top. Aside from that, there's no difference in the units.

    The better news is that it looks very clean, or well seasoned. Better than mine.

    The best news is the cart, assuming it's part of the deal. I don't have one but as I recall, they were at least $200.

    Also, does it include the Cookshack cover? Hopefully it does as they're super heavy duty and cost $100+.

    From what you've said and shown, I'd jump on it today if mine crapped out, especially if it includes the cart and cover.

    I would want to test it to make sure it fires up OK.

    Ball's in your court. Good luck.
     
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  16. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks a bunch for your input and yes comes with cart, cover and 40# of hickory chips. Thanks for your help today !
     
  17. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    just remember the old saying.... "Snooze You Lose" ....
     
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh yeah, I'am all over it for that price ! Thanks
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I know nothing about them but I would have already bought it.
     

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