Wood Fired Smokers

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Texas1911, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    I'm thinking about getting a smoker and I'm looking at the New Braunfels Co. Hondo model. I'd prefer something along those lines, doesn't need to be real big, just offset and wood fired with a horizontal box.

    Any other options out there? Anyone work at Academy's wanna hook it up with a discount :P
     


  2. dbgun

    dbgun TGT Addict

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    I bought one of these Char-Grillers, that lasted 10 years, before it rusted out on me. If I'd have taken better care of it, it would still be working great. I didn't use the smoker much, but my bother-in-law told me that it worked great. :2cents:

    http://www.academy.com/index.php?pa...s/smokers&start=0&selectedSKU=0263-40521-3725
     
  3. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

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    Go for it, I hear good things.
     
  4. MadMo44Mag

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    I am about to buy one but I am going to modify it and add a gas brill to the end opposite the fire box.

    New Braunfels line has a slightly thicker fire box compared to others.

    I want the best of both worlds - gas & wood.

    I have already bought a "H" burner, have the mezzanine to make a grate for lava rocks and the angle iron to re-design the gill surface, tin for the tin work for the burner knobs; I robbed off an old gill in someone trash.

    I should have it finished by summers end.

    When I get it finished I'll post some pic's
     
  5. rsayloriii

    rsayloriii TGT Addict

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    I bought the Hondo about a year ago now. Except for building my own, I like it, especially for the price. Works quite well; lets you control the temp very well. Assuming I don't build my own before, I'd buy another once this one rusts out sometime in the future. :happy0001:
     
  6. ambidextrous1

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    I have the Outlaw smoker, mentioned in post #2 here, and added an adjustable speed computer fan to it for a gentle forced draft. It works great for grilling and smoking.

    I do my grilling on the small end box. With a good mound of coals and a strong draft, a one inch steak comes out charred rare after two minutes on a side - perfect! :happy0001:
     
  7. Okierifleman

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    I have the Char-Grill Dual Gas/Charcoal grill with the side firebox and I totally reccomend it. A full size Gas/full size charcoal/side burner/firbox for smoking. I love mine.
     
  8. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    i've always wanted a Big Green Egg
     
  9. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    LOL, are your meds speaking or am I missing something there? :tongueout:
     
  10. juwaba98

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