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WillyMcCoyBBQ





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Shoud be getting my new 48 in 2 weeks. I have been cooking on an off set stick burner for at least 15yrs. . I got a charcoal basket with the 48. I have never used a stoker but it looks like the shit for long cooks. Was looking around and saw that BBQ Guru makes a kit for the Lang's https://bbqguru.com/StoreNav/Guru...roductId=22&AdviceGrillId=115 . Have any of you used one or smoething like them? And what do you think.

Willy

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You will have to drill a whole in the fire box to use it. You won't need it with a Lang though.
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When I first got myLlang I thought it might be a helpful mod but as Eddie Z has indicated, you'll find that you don't need it.

Additionally, it can be mounted though one of the pinwheel dampers without drilling a hole.  Bottom line, save your money. After a few cooks you'll see the Lang holds the heat for extended cooks provided there arn't a lot of leaks.

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Eddie and Wood River thank for the input guys. Leaks, got that figured out. Just need to find the best multiple meat and pit temperature control thing of ma-jig.

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WillyMcCoyBBQ wrote:
Eddie and Wood River thank for the input guys. Leaks, got that figured out. Just need to find the best multiple meat and pit temperature control thing of ma-jig.


You won't go wrong with the Maverick line of digital thermometers, especially the ET-732.  Thermoworks is also excellent -- I wouldn't cook without my thermopen. I also have a Chef Alarm which has an extra thin probe for ribs. No more over cooked rib with that baby. It's all about the meat temperature.

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I do recommend a maverick or tappecue for monitoring your pit and meat temp. I'll use 2 or 3 probes to monitor the pit temp across the cook chamber.
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Don't know about some of the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth stuff. Next i'll have the Black Helicopters coming over for BBQ. Cool
Thanks

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Wood River BBQ Team wrote:
When I first got myLlang I thought it might be a helpful mod but as Eddie Z has indicated, you'll find that you don't need it.


So how long will a firebox full at say, 250 degrees last? I figured a BBQ Guru would mean I wouldn't have to stay up all night any more with the briskets going. Or will the fuel last that long in a 36 Patio model?
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So how long will a firebox full at say, 250 degrees last? I figured a BBQ Guru would mean I wouldn't have to stay up all night any more with the briskets going. Or will the fuel last that long in a 36 Patio model?[/quote]

If I fill my fire box basket, which almost takes up all the space in the fire box, with lump charcoal plus wood chunks I could probably maintain 250* for a couple of hours and then the temperature would start to drop. Could I maintain 250* from say 9:00PM until 7:00AM on that load -- absolutely not and a blower wouldn't help because as time goes on the fuel is depleted and must be replenished. At a couple of competitions my job was fireman, which is the lowest job on the team -- sleeping through the night was not an option. A blower would not have helped much but I'd have gotten a bit more time between loads.

A Lang, or any other stick burner is not "set it and forget it". If a mate wanted a cooker that would last all night long then a pellet cooker would be their best choice.

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Wood River BBQ Team wrote:
So how long will a firebox full at say, 250 degrees last? I figured a BBQ Guru would mean I wouldn't have to stay up all night any more with the briskets going. Or will the fuel last that long in a 36 Patio model?

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If I fill my fire box basket, which almost takes up all the space in the fire box, with lump charcoal plus wood chunks I could probably maintain 250* for a couple of hours and then the temperature would start to drop. Could I maintain 250* from say 9:00PM until 7:00AM on that load -- absolutely not and a blower wouldn't help because as time goes on the fuel is depleted and must be replenished. At a couple of competitions my job was fireman, which is the lowest job on the team -- sleeping through the night was not an option. A blower would not have helped much but I'd have gotten a bit more time between loads.

A Lang, or any other stick burner is not "set it and forget it". If a mate wanted a cooker that would last all night long then a pellet cooker would be their best choice.


Thank you very much for your detailed response. I appreciate it.

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