WSM to SFB input...

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by phrogs4ever, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. phrogs4ever

    phrogs4ever Fire Starter

    I just want a little info from anyone that's traded in a vertical bullet smoker and went to a side firebox smoker.  I'm actually using a Char-broiler double chef, no longer being made, but I learned to work that sucker like a champ.  Stable temps, easy to clean and maintain, 10-12 hours on one load of charcoal, easy on long/overnight cooks, and damn cheap for a first smoker.  I was looking to upgrade to a WSM 22 because most of the skills I have would readily transfer, but I would also like to have up to 1,000 sq inches of cooking area.  I have found a couple of good builders in the Houston area in the $1,000-1,300 range, and each one seems well built and would last my lifetime.  As far as operating, I'm just curious as to how much effort it takes to keep the temps stable using wood in a sfb, especially on longer smokes.  Is an overnight smoke possible/or even recommended with a sfb?  For the price, I was considering getting the WSM 22 and a guru or stoker and just baby that equipment and get as many years out of them as I can. 

    I was looking at 20x30 smokers with a second half rack made by Klose http://www.bbqpits.com/  , Pitts by JJ http://www.pitsbyjj.com/  , and I also found this 18x32 reverse flow smoker made locally http://www.oldbuzzardsmokers.com/  .

    Any input is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm partial to the WSM's I turn out some real nice Q with not alot of fuss. There's my $0.02
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    PM Oldschoolbbq...He has a nice SFB Stick Burner...JJ
     

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