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Old 02-18-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Pit question - REVISED PRICE RANGE!

See below for revised price range... THANKS
ok guys and gals.. got a question

A friend of mine wants to buy her husband a smoker for his birthday.

from what she says he has a ECB but would like to upgrade to something different.. .possibly a small offset. He cooks for the family & such... nothing too big. He doesn't want a Lowes special. She is looking to spend in the $500 range. Give me some ideas.

Yeah.. I know to recommend the WSM and his new bigger brother.. .but what else do you guys recommend for that price range.


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Old 02-18-2009, 08:59 PM   #2
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I don't think you'll find anything else in that price range worth while...Just my .02
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Cheaper maybe. Maybe a whole lot cheaper.......but not nearly as pretty as one of them big wsm's.
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Buy a cheep stick burner, throw it out in 2-3 years. Go get a WSM and be happy for many years.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #5
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I agree with what everyone else is sayin'. WSM! I know traeger makes a pellet stove in that range - but I dont know the first thing about them.

(Is there a local guy who makes offsets in VA?)
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You won't get a decent stick burner for less than $1,000.
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I agree with Woodman here...don't bother looking at an offset at that range. The only decent thing in that price will be the big WSM...or two regular size WSM's!
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #8
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Well I have known quite a few folks over the years who sing the praises of the NB Bandera. Would seem a fairly rational choice for somebody who want to play with wood and stay in the specified price range. Had a chum who claimed he could cook 4 or 5 briskets on his..you just got to give them the old teabury shuffle about once and hour..course you get the honor of that chore on a cheap offset..simply swapping them sideways as opposed to up and down. You can also effectively grill on the firebox which is a nice feature in my book. Now I seen many pits which claim to know that trick but not many which can actually do it.

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Here ya go. Traeger Jr or this one Jr on Sale
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:17 PM   #10
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ok... Revised...

She is getting some other family to pitch in... now the price range is up to $1500

now what say you people... give me recommendations.

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