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Old 02-13-2005, 02:00 PM   #11
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well being a bachelor, the WSM is even too much sometimes! Glad I got a Foodsaver. That's the major reason my mobile rig is a gasser (rigged to be "smoke assisted"). But for some reason I've been thinking about selling it and getting a true smoker. Can't wait till I hit the lottery and buy one of everything!
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Old 02-13-2005, 02:31 PM   #12
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I've always believed in that old saying that it's the cook not the cooker that makes great BBQ. Similar, to it's not the size of the wand it's the magic of the magician. Well, maybe not real similar.
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Old 02-13-2005, 03:13 PM   #13
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Good discussion though!
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Old 02-13-2005, 03:51 PM   #14
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Good BBQ is the product of good techniques based on the cooker used.
I will say that I have seen more bad BBQ from straight woodburners. Can great BBQ be produce, the answer is yes but the best I've seen don't burn straight wood, it is a charcoal wood mix.

Woody if you are going to do a lot of catering I would seriously consider another style of pit or at least plumbing for gas. There is way too much to do to be spending all the time needed fire tending. I would keep the offset as a show pit for the caterings but I would not consider as my primary pit.
The business is very competitive and wood burning offsets are not as competitive when you factor in time and cost of fuel.
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Jim....Woodies new pit does have a gas assist coming with it. I think even Woodirow knows that the work involved would be too much for any mere mortal!

If you haven't seen his new pit....here's a few pics!! NICE!!



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By the way...never tempted to buy a BGE!!
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:09 PM   #17
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If I came across one cheap I think I would be sorely tempted but I'm not looking for one, nor do I think I'd pay full price even if I was.

I read that a bag of lump can last up to 6 months grilling 2 - 3 times per week. Eventually the thing will pay for itself in fuel savings compared to less efficient units. I also like the hinged lid, the lack of is one thing I dislike about my WSM and my kettle clone.

I wonder if BGE is much less affected by wind & bad weather than a WSM? What about cold/snow cooks?
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:19 PM   #18
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Woody if you are going to do a lot of catering I would seriously consider another style of pit or at least plumbing for gas. There is way too much to do to be spending all the time needed fire tending. I would keep the offset as a show pit for the caterings but I would not consider as my primary pit.
The business is very competitive and wood burning offsets are not as competitive when you factor in time and cost of fuel.
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Which is exactly why I bought my gasses, then rigged it for smoke.

Ok Jim, 25 bucks, final offer.
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With me it isn't about the unit, I'm just having a great time smoking and watch all who eat it enjoy it!
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Good BBQ is the product of good techniques based on the cooker used.
I will say that I have seen more bad BBQ from straight woodburners. Can great BBQ be produce, the answer is yes but the best I've seen don't burn straight wood, it is a charcoal wood mix.

Woody if you are going to do a lot of catering I would seriously consider another style of pit or at least plumbing for gas. There is way too much to do to be spending all the time needed fire tending. I would keep the offset as a show pit for the caterings but I would not consider as my primary pit.
The business is very competitive and wood burning offsets are not as competitive when you factor in time and cost of fuel.
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Jim, appreciate the input. I am plumbed for gas. I won't be considering this for a living. If I do 5-9 cooks a year, I will be happy. I have major access to literally tons of free apple, cherry and oak from a friends property. I do believe that , when people, (men) see a big old wood burner, they are facinated with it and tend to congregate around it. They want to have it come over to their party too. Again, this is good conversation ! Thanks Jim, Woodrow
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