Stumps Backyard Model

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by pepeskitty, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    Alright this addiction is starting to get out of hand. So, what do you do for it except feed it more TBS right?

    I have been looking at smokers and trying to decide what to go with. I can't afford a Lang although it seems like a site favorite. I did though do some researching and found out that Stumps makes a reverse flow smoker which I am wanting.

    I would like all the honest opinions from everyone here. Here's the smoker, tell me what you think.
  2. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    For me it's perfecting the skills and modifying the tools to perform at their peak. I do look at other smokers on a regular basis and see what they offer and what I can do with mine to achieve that little extra (short of resizing, of course).

    Yesterday I took a long look at the mods available to me for my ECB and I have already set in motion the things I need to upgrade my Royal Oak starting with elevating it onto an old gas grill frame followed by sealing the door. Later I'll look at splitting the door so I can access the water and wood trays without losing all my heat up top.

    In my case it really boils down to the fact that the two smokers and one grill I have are sufficient for now and if/when they no longer can meet our needs then I'll go forth and shop! [​IMG]

    Other than all that, I like the unit except for the NY Jets sticker on the side! They are kind of big and certainly not cheap but do look quite sturdy. Too bad they don't tell you what gauge steel they are using though the tires might offer insight to the unit's weight.
  3. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pepeskitty- I've heard good things about the Stump and Stump clone smokers so your looking at a quality product there.

    Lang has Patio Model that's $395 more than the Stumps plus it has a larger cooking area 22 1/4 X 41 1/2 vs. the 2' X 3' that the Stumps offers.
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  5. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    Yes you are correct on that about the Lang but shipping might add even more to the cost, which may be my deal breaker.
    I am not ruling out the Lang patio, I would be tickled pink with that. I'm just not sure I can convince the wife for that one.

    I am just looking right now though so I have more time to do research on them.

    If I could just convince BBQEngineer to build me one similar to his..........hmmm.
  6. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    The price on these is even more though and I just can't swing it. Thanks for the info though.
  7. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    He does some sweet work, doesn't he? Wish I had half the talent that he does when it comes to welding. My son the fabricator (another sweet welder) is trying to teach me but I'm too dang much in a hurry.
  8. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    Same here. Between the CGSP, the Weber kettle, and adding woodchips to my large Weber for smoke-grilling, I have enough serviceable gear to do a great job on anything.
    That said, indeed it's always cool to look at new/other options and dream. In the music world we call it GAS - Gear Acquisition Syndrome. But since a new smoker takes up far more room than a new guitar, you really have to decide/justify.... I think the smokers and grills I already have will suffice for a couple decades.
  9. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    Dutch, I went ahead and asked for some info on the Lang, although it may be a little out of my price range. Doesn't cost anything to request information.
  10. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    Here it's WAF - Wife Acceptance Factor [​IMG] Right now, WAF is at an all-time low! [​IMG]
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    With a pickup you could always take a road trip and pick it up yourself and tour the factory maybe
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those smokers are really cool and will make a fine wish list for sure but my room is limited and really now it is filled up.[​IMG]
  13. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've been happy with my Stumps. Check his forum there is a classifieds section there...seems people are always upgrading. I also occasionally see some listed over on BBQnews.

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