$1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

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$1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby Bockbock » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:47 am

Hey guys, I have a friend that lives in Fort Worth and wants to purchase a well made thick offset smoker. He has a $1,200 budget. I know several of y'all live up in that area, would you have any suggestions of pits for him? He just wants it for his backyard. I would say at least a 36" firebox, maybe a little bigger as everyone always says on the forum. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby Okie Sawbones » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:49 pm

He won't get a 1/4" steel offset in that price range unless he is able to find one on CL. There are a lot of them listed.
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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby marvda1 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:27 pm

the brazos is 1/4 in. steel.
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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby bsooner75 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:54 am

If he could up his budget a little (trust me I know this is not always possible) Johnson Custom Pits in Ennis makes a nice RF backyard starting at $1895.

http://www.johnsonsmokers.com/rolling-patio-smoker/

Most custom builder backyard models I've seen are in the $2000 + range.


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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby k.a.m. » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:22 am

I agree finding a quality built back yard offset in the 1200.00 is looking for a used one. There is a lot more in the process of quality than steel thickness. The cooker can be a 1/2" thick and not work properly without modifications.
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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby Bockbock » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:28 am

Ok, thanks for the info. I will pass it along. I meant to say a 36" cook area, not firebox. Sorry. Thanks again.
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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby bighatbbq » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:11 pm

I would love to visit with your buddy. I build the best offset smoker in Ft. Worth and I will work with him on getting as close to his budget as possible.
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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby Raider18 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:18 pm

Yes give Big hat a call!!


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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby Boots » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:13 pm

Have seen Big Hat's product at the FW Fat Stock Show. A quality cooker at a good price.
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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby Bockbock » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:42 am

Hey Beau, did my friend from FW call you? I gave him the info and he was impressed with your pits. Thanks.
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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby Neumsky » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:00 am

Horizon smokers...under 1200...quality plus!
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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby arizona » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:14 am

1200$ for offset smoker is sufficient. I am guessing you are using offset smoker for the first time, so why waste money on expensive ones first we need to learn how to cook meat on the smoker.
In this Price segment, I would recommend you to go for: Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn one of the best reverse flow offset smoker in the market at present.
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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Postby iamaruf » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:22 pm

hey, mate 1200$ is enough for offset smoker. I saw here a big list of offset smoker https://myoffsetsmoker.com/best-offset-smoker/ with details. you can check it.
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