Now a title like that should get the fire stoked!
First of all, I am not here to disrespect any brand out there. (In fact, you might be shocked to hear me recommend the Lang.) My goal is simply to help you choose the BBQ smoker that’s right for you if that time should come.
Some people see the similarities between a Meadow Creek and a Lang and have a hard time making up their mind. I am happy to share our perspective on the differences between Meadow Creek and Lang smokers.
First of all, I need to say, there is a segment in the market that will go for a Lang and not a Meadow Creek because of price. We strongly feel Meadow Creek is priced fairly, but it is a superior product, and therefore, a higher priced rig.
Here are some of the differences between a Meadow Creek tank smoker and a Lang:
Now, let me clarify here. It’s very possible that Lang would give you sliding stainless steel grates and some of the other stuff I mentioned for additional cost; but, I am just trying to give you my honest comparison.
It really comes down to what is important to you and what you can afford.
If you don’t mind that, then by all means go for a Lang.
Did you hear me say thatâ€””Go buy a Lang”? And I assure you, I will probably lose some money by saying that. But hey, I just don’t see any point in you calling us on the phone when Meadow Creek isn’t even a good fit for you.
If that is you, then by all means, go for a Meadow Creek BBQ Smoker.
The choice is yours.
It may be debatable whether the round ends in the smoking chamber make a difference, but Melvin from Meadow Creek told me the story of a couple guys that were cooking side by side. One had a Meadow Creek TS60 Smoker and the other had a Lang. The guy with the Lang was getting annoyed because he needed to keep adjusting the cooker while the TS60 was a breeze to maintain.
I don’t know if we can base anything on a single story. We have never cooked with a Lang. But we have cooked with Meadow Creek smokers and can say they are a breeze to use. Of course, the reverse flow rigs still take some occasional adjustments, but they are like tug boats gliding down the river. I can say that from personal experience and observation. Besides they are handsome and the welds are amazing.
Also, when you are checking out prices, make sure you compare apples to apples. Stainless steel grates, warming boxes, and awesome craftsmanship do affect the price.
When it comes to Lang, I have read good testimonials and people love their Langs. I am sure they do a good job of cooking. But when I see the quality of their cuts and welds and look at the features lists, it makes me think that Meadow Creek could deserve more recognition for introducing such an amazing revolution to the BBQ industry.
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