Hello from the new guy

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bobfelts, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. I've been smoking about 4 years with a 40" MES smoker. I've been grilling about 30 years. My immediate need (want) is to get into a larger smoker to handle events up to around 100-150 people. So, I'm starting to do homework and checking out different smokers. My tendency will be to purchase far too much smoker for my needs. I was looking at some of the Southern Yankee 4' 12 rack smokers + grill and accessories on a trailer.  I still want the smoker, a grill, warming box and a few accessories on a trailer, but the SY still seems like overkill.  I know they make a 3' smoker with 6 shelves. That might be about what I am really looking for.

    I'm mostly interested in cooking for my church, and my motorcycle ministry events.

    Anyone with a SY rig, I'd love to find out what your experience has been like. I'd really appreciate it if you'd fill me in. I'd also appreciate hearing from others that have a smoker similar to what I want. Learning the gotchas before purchase is always better than after the fact.

    Located in Indianapolis IN.

    I'll try to read the stuff already posted to not ask redundant questions. That being said, you'll probably see my fair share.


    AKA "Hungry"

    Priesthood Motorcycle Ministry

    Indianapolis charter
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Bob and [​IMG]to SMF - glad to have you here 
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  4. Hello Bob and welcome to SMF!
  5. Hello Bob and welcome to SMF.........[​IMG]  Here is a couple of smokers that would take your needs to the next level..

    Yoder Smokers   http://www.yodersmokers.com/

    Lang Smokers http://langbbqsmokers.com/

    Both are awesome machines. Very heavy gauge steel stick burners...I am going to buy one of these one day soon...[​IMG]
  6. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF . You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. 

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