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Old 08-04-2006, 02:53 PM   #51
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I guess I would see this as a negative. You should cook more than you want that day to justify the expense of running the smoker.
It's a negative that you need to load it up to justify the expense? I'm confused.
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:59 PM   #52
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Sure. If I want to smoke a chicken for my S.O. and myself, I don't want to have to smoke 4 chickens to justify the cost of firing up the beast. For a small family, a smaller unit would be more practical.
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:00 PM   #53
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I already have mine. I picked it as a 5 year award with my company. I googled offset firebox smoker. Those are way too big for me right now. I'm not into smoking enough yet to get that big of a smoker.
Have fun. I hope you like it. Do a couple chickens first. Its easy and they come out great.I used apple juice in the water pan.
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:04 PM   #54
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Have fun. I hope you like it. Do a couple chickens first. Its easy and they come out great.I used apple juice in the water pan.
Noted. I will start looking for a sale on whole chickens! Maybe ebay.
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:07 PM   #55
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Here ya go vagriller.
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Here ya go vagriller.
Ooh, only 10 minutes left. Better jump on it! BRB!
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:10 PM   #57
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Got that smoker goin yet?
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Got that smoker goin yet?
Maybe next weekend. I'd like to get some lump charcoal.
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Maybe next weekend. I'd like to get some lump charcoal.
I like using natural charcoal without the binders.
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:52 PM   #60
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Sure. If I want to smoke a chicken for my S.O. and myself, I don't want to have to smoke 4 chickens to justify the cost of firing up the beast. For a small family, a smaller unit would be more practical.
The one I am talking about is about as small and inexpensive as it gets--about $30. You don't HAVE to do 4, but it is just as convenient to do a couple (1,2,3,4) as it is to do one. It is the same amount of heat. I believe it will take the same amount of charcoal to cook 1 chicken in a Weber as this.
Costco and Sam's sell their chickens 2 to a package, so doing 2 and freezing one is a good thing. You have a meal made ahead.
But,, I really don't mind if you do just one.
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