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Old 02-16-2015, 02:37 PM   #1
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I am interested in upgrading my Brinkmann el cheapo smoker to this:

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Old 02-16-2015, 03:21 PM   #2
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What is the gauge of the metal?, personally I would have to see/feel it in person.
That sucker could rust out faster then your Brinkmann
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:56 PM   #3
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What is the gauge of the metal?, personally I would have to see/feel it in person.
That sucker could rust out faster then your Brinkmann
I believe it's 18 gauge.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:01 PM   #4
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Well you can believe in one hand and shit in the other and see which one gets filled first......my $0.02

I have seen this as thin as 26 gauge.....scary shit
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Not sure Vermin999 may have had some experience with the PBC, you might wait an see if he post a response. Several here have just built their own UDS very similar.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:51 PM   #6
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I know that there is some satisfaction derived from DYI, however with my work schedule time is the one thing I don't have. I will await a response before making a decision.
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I haven't tried one but have heard nothing but great things about these cookers. My only experience is using a UDS and they are awesome cookers too. Just to throw a wrench in your plan a 18" WSM can be had for the same price and they are awesome cookers too!!! Good luck and let us know what you get and we like pics!
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You can build a basic UDS for under $100. That there my friend is throwing your money away. Really when you get down to it, a UDS only takes a few hours to build. What you get out of the whole deal is experience. I built one 3 years ago and have not looked back.

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From what I hear, the PBC is hard to beat. lots of folks using it
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:39 PM   #10
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Well, I ended up buying one on Monday. It should be arriving Friday!!!
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Well, I ended up buying one on Monday. It should be arriving Friday!!!

Congrats, show us some unboxing pics when ya get and of course your break-in cook!!!
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Yep I'd like to see it too.
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Yep I'd like to see it too.
Most certainly! Bought a couple of whole chickens for the first cook.

Honestly, I thought people forgot about me after I bought the BBQ Pro offset smoker/grill...no responses.
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We want pics!!!!!!

Well paint season has begun, I have 4 to paint this year. anyone else?
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We want pics!!!!!!

Well paint season has begun, I have 4 to paint this year. anyone else?
yepper......bought a new grinding wheel yesterday
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Hell you should come out, make a day of it. Cook up some eats, and paint the smokes/ grills. Too bad it is gonna rain this weekend.
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Ya I'll get right on it...haul a 500 pound grill 100 miles to see you.....LOLOOOLLLOOO!!!!
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:56 PM   #18
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Why not? :P
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Why not? :P
Actually it would be better then the root canal I'm getting tomorrow
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Sorry it's taken awhile, but here are some pics:















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