Louisiana Country Smoker HW-1320 info please

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by wingman, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm considering purchasing the Whole Hog pellet smoker model WH-1320. Well it's between thsi and the Traeger XL and I seem to be drawn to this unit. Does anyone have any experience with these smokers. it appears to be very well built but I'm having a hard time finding reviews on it etc. Any info would be appreciated.

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  2. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just trying to get ya some help
     
  3. bbqhead

    bbqhead Smoking Fanatic

    I might not be much help but I got their tailgate model 2 mo. ago, it seems to be a good product. I was like you, couldn't find a lot of info, just took a chance.
     
  4. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Update - Wingman will be sleeping on the couch tonight! The next week for that matter... [​IMG]

    I'm kidding... My wife loves BBQ so she supports my thin blue smoke addiction. She's a keeper!

    I emailed some pitmasters that were using this thing in competition. One of which (Andy) just won with a perfect score in chicken (180). He was extremely pleased with the smoker and it's versatility. His web site is http://www.smokeonwheels.com Big Congrats Any!

    That was incentive to start looking for pricing. A buddy of mine recommended an outfit in Kansas. The owner and operator was amazing and very helpful. We will close the deal tomorrow. Best price I found in all the internet! No tax free shipping. When I get it on site I will be doing a full review with video etc on my site. I will provide the info within these walls as well.
     
  5. formerlyfatguy

    formerlyfatguy Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I've been reading a lot of postings on various forums about Traeger's lately.
    A lot of them are complaining about poor build quality. They are made in China now.I was looking at the Traeger line before I bought my pellet pooper and decided to look at a couple of other companies units.
    I ended up buying a Memphis Pro and couldn't be happier. It has an insulated cabinet and it's got a gasket in place, to maintain the temps.
    It has what they call a ITC controller and it works great. Goes from 180-650 degrees. Another real good line in the MAK 2 Star General. Both these units are USA made. Shop for prices at bigpoppasmokers.com. Great prices and even better customer service.
    Go to pelletheads.com for a lot of info on pellet cookers.
    Good luck with your choice.
     
  6. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info.

    I decided on the HW-1320. I'm hoping to have it on site by the end of next week.
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't know anything about that rig but it looks like it would work really well thou. Now it's 2 complete smokers right???
     
  8. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    The guy I emailed (Andy) uses his in competition and he says you can use it as 2 single 660 sq. inch smokers running at different temps. Or you can remove the divider and use it with both fire boxed an augers running as one large smoker/grill. If you run one fire box you can use it as a cold smoker from what I was told. Set it to 180 and put your meats clear on the other end. You can do a hog on this thing. This thing is suppose to get up around 600 degrees if you wish to grill steaks. I have seen it in person and it seems to be a well built, well thought out unit. I have yet to see one in action.
     

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