Randall worked feverishly on the mammoth dual chamber smoker – taking great care in making it one of the best, if not the best, smoker on the market today. No expense was spared. He painted the smoker a beautiful gloss red and black to match our colors and mounted it on the back of our new rig. It was a pleasure and an honor to work with someone so passionate about their product and the sport of barbecue – Randall believes in producing only the highest quality product for a high quality cook – his smokers are designed for those who are serious about the sport and art of barbecue. The beauty of the Deep South Dual Chamber Smoker is that it gives you the ability to cook hot & fast and low & slow all on one cooker – which is a tremendous benefit for teams like ours that use both cook methods at competition.
Our Deep South Dual Chamber Smoker has two separate interior chambers with 12 gauge walls. Each chamber is 28” wide, 30” deep, and 34” tall. The racks are 27”x29” made out of 1’ square tube and ¾” #9 flattened steel (no tip runner). The patented header system in each chamber is built out of 4”x4” square tubing that is ¼” thick with a minimum of 2” of 2000 degree insulation. Sloped with a 2” grade to drain (top chamber into bottom, with bottom draining to 1 ½” ball valve), exhaust is engineered to work in conjunction with the patented header to supply consistent and accurate heat and even cooking temperatures.
We can tell you from our experience that this smoker is dead on the money when it comes to consistent and accurate heat and cooking temperatures (the smoker maintains a consistent temp from front to back and side to side of +/- 1 degree.) There are NO HOTSPOTS with the Deep South Dual Chamber Smoker. You can place your meats anywhere in the smoker and have a consistent temperature without over or under cooking – it offers a flawlessly easy cook.
Each chamber has its own firebox and each firebox is run separately from the other. The charcoal chutes are built out of 8”x8” square steel tube that is ¼” thick. The ash boxes are 8”x8”, 13” deep and made out of ¼” thick steel. The heat exchange into the header system is 4”x8” steel that is also ¼” thick. There is 4” of 2000 degree insulation between the chutes/fireboxes and the cooking chamber walls to protect the chambers from the ambient heat and preventing hot spots along the cooking chamber wall.
We have had the Deep South Dual Chamber Smoker since the Covered Bridge ‘Que in Euharlee, Georgia, where it made its grand entrance into the barbecue world. It was our first cook with the smoker and we took home a Grand Champion trophy that day. That says a lot about the amazing cooking ability of this smoker. We were not totally familiar with the new smoker, but it held its own and did exactly what it was designed to do – provide us with an awesome, flawless cook! Our sponsors, Moore’s Marinade (www.mooresmarinade.com)
We have had the pleasure and honor of knowing Randall Bowman for a couple of years now. He is passionate about the sport of barbecue and takes great pride in everything he does – from competing to building his fine smokers. Randall grew up in metro Atlanta, passionate about the art of ‘que. “We have a long family history in BBQ,” Randall states. Randall attended, as he puts it, high school and college (some) and played professional baseball for a few years. At the end of his ball playing he was living in California and was a partner in a health club.
Randall goes on to say, “I was fortunate to open and operate several other health clubs over the next few years as well as funding three other successful business operations. In 2003, I was involved in a near fatal auto accident and sold all my interest in all business to focus on my recovery. During my recovery, I explored my passion for barbecue much more in depth.” Randall bought his first “real smokers” in 2004, and in 2005 after not finding what he wanted in a smoker, began building his own.
Randall’s desire to build his own smoker quickly became an “obsession”
“I knew a little about BBQ competition and was asked to compete in the 2007 Clovis, California Red Hot & Real BBQ Competition. We heard our name called in our first competition and that sparked my competitive nature.” From that first competition, where he is at today was born. It was at that point, Randall said, “We decided to move home to Georgia in 2008 and begin building our food concession and catering business (even prior to making the move.)”
Deep South BBQ quickly became one of the foremost event concession companies in Georgia and catered for some of the most prestigious venues and clientele in the state. Randall’
As Randall goes on to say, “We have been fortunate enough to meet a lot of great folks in the BBQ world and make a lot of lifelong friends. BBQ is our life and our business. When we are not working building smokers we are with our BBQ family and friends out there on the circuit competing. We live by the motto, ‘If you dream it, we can build it.’”
We, at Pit Bulls “Up In Smoke” are here to say that Deep South Smokers and Randall Bowman live up to that motto. They have created a one-of-a-kind smoker, leaving nothing to chance. Every thought, every angle, every piece of steel, insulation, nuts, and bolts, have been carefully planned out and brought together with unwavering consistency, reliability, beauty and most importantly the ability to provide a flawless cook.
If you are considering investing in a smoker you can depend on, believe in, and have complete confidence in, then contact Randall Bowman of Deep South Smokers. His dedication to excellence gleams in every smoker he creates and we are confident you won’t be disappointed. We at Pit Bulls “Up In Smoke” firmly believe that a Deep South Smoker will very well be the last smoker you ever buy. Our dual chamber smoker is amazing and we don’t know how we ever competed without it. Thank you, Randall, for a job well done and your dedication to the sport of barbecue. Contact Randall by phone at 770-886-6290, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.deepsth.com.