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Old 02-16-2015, 01:37 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, 02:21 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, 03:56 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, 04:01 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, 04:51 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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Old 02-16-2015, 06:18 PM   #7
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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, 06:39 PM   #10
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Well, I ended up buying one on Monday. It should be arriving Friday!!!
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