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    TVWBB Diamond Member Timothy F. Lewis's Avatar
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    Anyone know?

    Who is making the 304 SS vortex with handles being offered on flea Bite? They list the same thing for two different prices, whatever that shows us.
    One is 43 and change, the other (same photos,and information) is $53 and change!?
    Interesting marketing, I don’t really see the need for handles on it but, who knows.
    Any opinions?
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    Here’s the original https://vortexbbq.com/. Bill, a BBQer with the handle ‘Thunderdome’, from AZ makes them. He lists auth dealers. If you choose Mad Hunky, Rich usually throws in a rub or brine.
    Last edited by Dwain Pannell; 10-11-2018 at 07:43 AM.

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    TVWBB Diamond Member Timothy F. Lewis's Avatar
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    Thanks Dwain,

    I was under the impression the original was from “Owens” am I wrong?
    I don’t know if “Santa” will put one of those under the tree this year but, I’ve been dropping hints for some time! My wife says I never tell her, I just think she isn’t paying attention.
    Just went back to your link, was apparently too stupid to look at the dealer page! D’oh!!
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    "Hey kids; touch it by the handles so you don't get burned."

    That is hilarious, TFL; I've never seen this version.

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    Yeah, I don’t quite get what they are promoting with the handles aside from burnt fingers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy F. Lewis View Post
    Thanks Dwain,

    I was under the impression the original was from “Owens” am I wrong?
    I don’t know if “Santa” will put one of those under the tree this year but, I’ve been dropping hints for some time! My wife says I never tell her, I just think she isn’t paying attention.
    Just went back to your link, was apparently too stupid to look at the dealer page! D’oh!!
    Owens BBQ (Marty) is a retailer for the Thumderdome Vortex
    Last edited by Dwain Pannell; 10-11-2018 at 06:34 PM.

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    There are a ton of knockoffs on Amazon. The handle ones are definitely knockoffs.
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    TVWBB Diamond Member Timothy F. Lewis's Avatar
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    I see that now Dwain, I had not looked deeper into the link until later.
    Thanks.
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