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Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby atcNick » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:36 pm

Looking to get a trailered reverse flow smoker that I can eventually use for competitions if I want. How small of a smoker would you recommend?
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby Que'a Syde » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:35 pm

Check out Gator..Hes got some good stuff...If he doesnt have it try east texas smoker co...i have an rk250 and love it...and its not huge...Good luck! :mrgreen:
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby atcNick » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:57 pm

Is the rk250 big enough for comps? Which gator pits are you referring to?
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby ecto1 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:04 pm

I cook on UDS smokers no set size for comps you just need room for three racks of ribs two whole chickens and a brisket or two.
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby atcNick » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:07 pm

ecto1 wrote:I cook on UDS smokers no set size for comps you just need room for three racks of ribs two whole chickens and a brisket or two.



That's what I wanted to know. Thanks ecto
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby Que'a Syde » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:23 pm

lol...Yep its what i plan on using for comps...and check out gators website and east texas smokers website...u can check out some good stuff..Mine is a nice reverse flow i plan on using for just about everything...I plan on starting comps after i take Rednecks cooking class...link to pics of mine.. :mrgreen:


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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby atcNick » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:39 pm

Nice Syde! Pics look better than on their site. Where do you live? Im about 45 minutes from ETSC.
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby Que'a Syde » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:28 pm

I actaully drove 2 1/2 hours to get mine...I live Bout 20 miles outside Galveston..but it made for a fun 1 day road trip with some funny looks at us pullin the pit with my pt cruiser...lol
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby atcNick » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:42 am

I just ran across this site: http://www.southeastsmokercompany.com/

Are they owned by the east texas smoker company? Site looks the same except for name and location.
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby Que'a Syde » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:40 pm

im not sure...they look to have the same product but the people i dealt with were in tyler...looks like they offer the same exact one as i have...
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby atcNick » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:38 am

Yea its kinda strange. Site and photos are exactly the same. Either someone copied them or its the same people that own it.
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby jtilk » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:57 am

To each his own, depends if you're entertaining or just turning in compt meat. Heck last cookoff I did fajitas and chicken on an Old Smokey, and placed 1st and 5th respectively out of 30 teams :lol:
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby Kevin_Texas » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:40 pm

You cannot go wrong with a Gator. Richie can build them as small or as big as you want. Here is a pic of my Gator which is a smaller one. It's great for comps.
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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby 3Cs BBQ Co » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am

It's not the size of the dog in the fight.. It's the size of the fight in the dog..
Michael Vick told me that once... Jk

I too compete with UDS.. did a IBCA rib and chix comp, last year.. 3rd in baby bax.
8th in spares.. And 11th in chix.. 57 teams.. 9th overall. My best showing to date..

What you get comfortable with is what you'll do the best with.
If you go small now, small $$..
You will definitely get addicted and want to upgrade soon, so bite the bullet and go big now. Or at least a midsize, not much legroom but better mileage.. LoL

good luck and remember to post plenty of pics...

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Re: Smallest pit recommendation for comps?

Postby atcNick » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:52 pm

I guess my point is....capacity. I doubt everyone who cooks chicken only makes one half a chicken or half a rack or ribs. And then there's the "donate BBQ" at the end of the comp for to be sold and proceeds donated to some charity.
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