The Smokers thread

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by hsvguy, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. onggie

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    Bunnings stock the Pit Boss, I have one and is great for the price. Only problem is the are having serious stock issues, I ended up reaching out to the AU distributor and they told me when the next shipment was coming in and I kept stalking my local Bunnings. They only ended up getting of of them, so I snapped it.

    https://pitboss-grills.com.au/

    They are only around $600, worth it from a beginner standpoint. Here are my first few cooks

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    Pork Belly
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  2. Stooge007

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    the Pit Boss one is almost $1k?

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/pit-boss-ceramic-kamado-charcoal-grill-bbq_p0095591
     
  3. xc351

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    The akon one is the cheaper version.
     
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    If you've got 1k to spend, i'd almost keep an eye out for a s/h Kamado Joe. The amount of them i see for sale "used once or twice" is amazing.

    I recently got one of the mini ones for $50 used once, thing looked brand new.
     
  5. onggie

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  6. Stooge007

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    interesting

    bit more cost effective

    would like to see it in person to see how big (or small) it is, i usually do pork butts of around 5kg which are pretty big

    i do have reservations about getting spare parts/servicing if something were to break though, seems like these guys are pretty new to Australia?
     
  7. onggie

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    These have been in Australia for a while actually and more so in the US. Amazon has heaps of parts and what not. I fit a 6kg brisket once trimmed into it. From memory the grill width is around 31-35cm. You obviously aren't going to do huge pieces of a meat with it. But to be honest, I stopped buying the huge cuts of meat and opted for slightly smaller cuts but buying multiples. Cook times were so much quicker and didn't have to wake up so early.

    If you do buy a vertical like this one, it's ambient temp sensor is at the bottom, so I suggest buying something like an Inkbird and placing another one mid way/top as the temperature difference can be quite large. I realised this when things like my pork belly were stalling at 180F and not hitting 205F.

    If I didn't need something as compact, I probably would have got an off-set, but I definitely don't regret this buy.
     
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  8. Stooge007

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    will have to go check it out

    cheers
     
  9. onggie

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    No worries, also if you see any product by the name of Louisiana Grills, it's the same company.
     
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  11. Stooge007

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    i started looking at those

    watched a few Youtube reviews, and decided it's probably a little early for this type of thing

    give it a few years to refine and fine tune the process/product and should be good to go
     
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    Gravity Smokers... I can't wait for Bucket Smokers to come on the market.
     
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    Seems like quite a few teething problems if you follow the bbq pages on FB.
     
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    I'm scared to look at the price of the new Weber Smokefires. I probably don't need it but man it would be nice to just relax instead of watching my thermometers
     
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    Tips for a non-smoker here, have a mates bday coming up we have a collective budget of around $300, he's currently on a sub-$100 unit, anything worth looking at?
     
  19. Stooge007

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    you apparently put wood chunks in the chamber below the lit coals, and the dropping coal embers allegedly cause the wood to smoke
     
  20. onggie

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    Everything I read refered to charcoal not wood, but may have missed something.
     

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