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I came all of the way from Chicago to look at this smoker and I finally got a chance to see it in Gulfport, MS and believe me I was not disappointed and I just had to have this smoker - I have looked at several smokers in this price range and believe me you can't beat the Old Country line of smokers for the money and quality - I am looking forward to using it soon as the weather breaks in my area.
When Academy came to town I instantly fell in love with the old country smokers. Are they the absolute best, no, but they're half the price or less than the competition. Great for those who are going to use them often but not all the time. Take good care of a smoker of any price and you should be satisfied. For my proposes roughly 2x -3x a month this is a great value and has been absolutely wonderful. Would buy again and recommend to anyone.
I bought this a week ago, seasoned it Friday and cooked on it Sunday. I've been smoking meat for close to 30 years and was excited about this smoker. It does have some flaws. The damper got stuck, the firebox door opened about 1/4 of an inch when I was seasoning it. For me, no big deal and I can modify it as needed, make adjustments or even break and re-weld crooked hinges. With that being said, I was able to maintain temperature for 13 hours with a little work. If you want to set it and forget ... it, don't buy this smoker, get a propane or electric smoker. Overall, great smoker for the money.
I have used a New Braunsfels smoker for years and just burned it out. For Fathers Day my family got me an Old Country over an under. It heats up evenly, no hot spots that I found. The heat is easy to maintain. I cooked baby back ribs and beef short ribs with venison sausage and corn. The whole family loved it. The only problem I had was getting the darn stickers off before I seasoned the pit. Old Country needs to switch to a sticker that peels off completely or don't use them. I would urge ... anyone looking to get a pit to take a close look at the Over an Under pit , its Awesome
Well down here in the East Coast ! Philadelphia we would never find such a Smoker if this caliper . I received my smoker last week . This Sunday did my first 2 Pork Butts . I'm 100% satisfied with the out come I feel like a Pro on it after using smaller smokers . You can't ever go wrong with the Brazo . I recommend it to Seasoned smokers and New Smoker . Thank you Academy for the experience in Coustomer Svc and getting my grill to me from Alanta GA hub . This Smoker is a tank 400lb trust me had ... to rent a All terrain Fork Lift that extended to get it up on my deck . The quality And love that went I to this design of grill is Awsome well worth every Dollar Spent . I totally recommend this Grill
I've had this for six months now and used it dozens of times. I'd recommend going to the store and picking one of the floor because the welds seem to be a bit inconsistent from unit to unit. Spend $15 on nomex gasket, $40 on 3 old country thermos. I have a large one in the top at the factory hole location and added two on the greater level in either side. I can't express how good this smoker is for the money. Couldn't be happier.
We have owned our grill for almost 2 years. My husband loves it. The capacity is phenomenal. We have experienced no issue with the distance between the fire box and the smoker. The only problem we had was trying to find a cover to protect it from the weather. We ended up having to get a tarp and wrap it. It's not pretty but it works. We also had an issue with one of the thermometers however Academy Sports replaced it at no cost. We are extremely pleased with our purchase and look forward to ... having the grill for many years to come.
I bought my pit a year ago at the Academy in west Katy (i10@99). Had to rent out a uhaul motorcycle trailer to move it due to its weight. As soon as I got it home I installed the thermometers, lit a fire, and then installed some Tunning plates, pits this size will need Tunning plates you can't get even cooking with pits of this length without them. Within a weeks time I loaded up 4 briskets in the main chamber and 12 racks of St Louis ribs cooked them over night served in the evening for friends ... and family and have loved it ever since. I used it 2-3 times a week, clealing the ash out of the box while I cook and then immediately afterwards, a pit of this quality you need to keep clean. Get a brush and a metal pan keep it clean while you cook and afterwards and it'll last you a very long time. I also purchased a drain ball valve since it's not included. I can't say enough nice things about my pit, I love it and will be looking to purchase another pit soon. Thanks.
I have had this unit for 4 years and it held up ok. The unit was easy to use and great value, however 3 months in the built in thermo.. broke.. 1 year in the wood tray started to rust away... 2 years in the ignighter section fell apart.... 3 years in the knob broke for the temp and finally it decided to go up in a blaze of glory today when the regulator decided to fail open full. Never smoke with this unit unattended.
Before I used the master built electric 40", got tired of replacing them. Went with the XL GAS MB smoker required more effort to watch the temp. Cooked 3 Boston butts and they turned out moist and so tender in 7 hrs really impressed. I'm happier with the gas rather than the elect. And less to go wrong with the unit.
I bought this Saturday after my firebox on my cheap smoker had rusted out. I was very impressed for the first go around, and felt like it contained heat extremely well and was very easy to operate. Performed great on a pork butt, chicken wings, and ribs. Going to do a brisket next, now that its seasoned. Easily kept it at 215-230 for the first 7 hours and started tinkering with ventilation after adding too many pieces of wood and had a flare up due to user error. It quickly choked back down ... to a comfortable temperature range.
This is one well made smoker like the thought of a stand up one but never would have guessed I would be this impressed. 1st it built really well it doesn't leak much from the door which is really surprising, 2nd the fire box is big enough and so easy to operate and once again tight seal I didn't even see and smoke come from it
Picked up this smoker fully assembled 3 days ago & seasoned the smoker the next day. Loaded up some char-broil lump charcoal into the firebox and smoked some ribs & chicken the next day. Temperatures remained constant at 225 degrees for well over 3 hours and all sides of my meat took in the pecan smoke flavor. Not that heavy either to load into the back of my pickup also. My meat came out very juicy but with am amazing outside bark from the smoke.
Really good smoker. Only problem, ribs and brisket need to be cut to fit inside the tube. Cooks, and holds temp. well.
Absolutely love this smoker. Assembly was easy, took about 45 minutes. Listened to the suggestions others had on their reviews like using a larger cast iron pan and using wood chunks instead of chips. Glass on the door a plus to monitor the meat. Temperature gauge fairly accurate. Smoker is so simple to use, monitor, and food turns out great!
I bought this for a Christmas present and it is the best present and smoke we have ever had. With a large family, this smokes perfectly no matter what is inside, ribs, salmon, cheese, beans, roasts, even hot dogs and sausages. I with there was a way to add chips without burning fingers but otherwise, best smoker, yet!
Im so glad i got this model. Perfect size!! Easy to transport.
I bought this 6 months ago and its been great but every time I smoke meat in it the meat starts to scream like its been brought back to life. Please fix