competition pits

All other competition related questions or comments about recipes, techniques, and related topics.

Moderator: TBBQF Deputies

smoking gents
Pilgrim
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:34 am
Contact:

competition pits

Postby smoking gents » Sun May 04, 2014 6:46 pm

How many pits do you carry to a cook-off? If you do own a competition pit on wheels, do you cook your brisket, ribs and chicken at once? Which ones do you bring? Just trying to get some insight and learn.
User avatar
Big Ed
Outlaw
Posts: 2381
Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 9:35 pm
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby Big Ed » Sun May 04, 2014 7:42 pm

I use 2 drum smokers, ribs and brisket or one and chicken on the other( cook at 350 for chicken)
A lot of the guys with trailer pits also cook their chicken on a 2nd cooker!!
Can't Beat A Drum!!!

Big Ed BBQ
https://www.facebook.com/BigEdBbq
Custom elf Pit (UDS on Steriods)
Water Tower pit
PK Grill
22'' weber kettle
jtilk
Outlaw
Posts: 2074
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:41 pm
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby jtilk » Sun May 04, 2014 10:10 pm

Used to cook on one ... went to 2 when I started carrying my egg... then went back to one when I decided it was too much of a pain to load and unload. All a matter of preference and knowing how it/ they cook.
-Josh

Big Green Egg
Pitmaker Vault

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson
User avatar
Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
Outlaw
Posts: 1802
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:26 pm
Location: Huntsville, Tx
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Mon May 05, 2014 4:37 pm

Offset for our brisket, drum for ribs and chicken.
allend23
Wrangler
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:13 pm
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby allend23 » Mon May 05, 2014 4:45 pm

I cook everything on my vault
-Allen Day
Sons of Barbecue


Pitmaker trailer with Vault and Grillmeister
JMoney7269
Bandolero
Posts: 698
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:09 am
Location: Brenham, Texas
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby JMoney7269 » Mon May 05, 2014 10:00 pm

Brisket and ribs on the magnum sniper, chefs choice on the vault and grill meister, chicken on the UDS, pinto beans In the pressure cooker all turned in on the same day no problemo
Image
Image
Chicken is not your friend low and slow. Good comp chicken needs to be cooked hotter and in under 2 hrs to maintain juiciness
Life has no remote control, get up and change it yourself!
Those willing to sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither - Benjamin Franklin
My $.02 is worth $37.50
jtilk
Outlaw
Posts: 2074
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:41 pm
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby jtilk » Tue May 06, 2014 4:31 pm

Ok J$ I have 2 questions for you on the pit...
A) Whats with the roll cage looking bars?... I'm sure they serve a purpose just never seen it before.
B) You giving out free eye tests at these cookoffs with that eye chart? :wink:
-Josh

Big Green Egg
Pitmaker Vault

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson
JMoney7269
Bandolero
Posts: 698
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:09 am
Location: Brenham, Texas
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby JMoney7269 » Tue May 06, 2014 5:03 pm

Yeah depends how many beers you drank.
It's actually a big stethoscope with the earbuds being speakers
Life has no remote control, get up and change it yourself!
Those willing to sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither - Benjamin Franklin
My $.02 is worth $37.50
jtilk
Outlaw
Posts: 2074
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:41 pm
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby jtilk » Tue May 06, 2014 5:07 pm

JMoney7269 wrote:Yeah depends how many beers you drank.
It's actually a big stethoscope with the earbuds being speakers


Ahhh heck... I see it now... and i havent even been drinkin' lol
-Josh

Big Green Egg
Pitmaker Vault

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson
User avatar
k.a.m.
Outlaw
Posts: 2107
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:38 pm
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby k.a.m. » Tue May 06, 2014 6:33 pm

Brisket and ribs on Bahama Mama. Chicken on grill, Debbie cooks her beans on the burners.
Pretty much a kitchen on wheels.
Always remember slow and steady wins the race.

Image

My Hybrid cooker.
Competition trailer #2.
User avatar
Boots
Wordsmith
Posts: 3073
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:16 pm
Location: McKinney, Texas, USA!
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby Boots » Wed May 07, 2014 11:31 am

I do mine all in Rosebud, but adding at different times, different parts of the cooker. Manageable, but not as easy to control as multiple cookers. If I had a big rig, with do it like the Doc and others do.

Gettin' time to build me a bigger rig.

Nice rig, Doc Smoke.
BE WELL, BUT NOT DONE
Hank: "Do you know how to start a man's heart with a downed power line?"
Bobby: "No."
Hank: "Well, there's really no wrong way to do it."
User avatar
CrazyD
Bandolero
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:17 pm
Location: Abilene, TX
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby CrazyD » Wed May 07, 2014 4:21 pm

i haven't done an actual comp yet so take it for what its worth to ya BUT all the practice cooks i've done at home with cook times and what not i will do all mine on my offset cooker. only thing i may branch out on is cooking my ribs in my vertical Safe. but i cook everything at the same temp and since my offset cooks even all i have to manage is when to put each category on and when to take em off.
Custom Offset Trailer With Pitmaker BBQ Safe
User avatar
Raider18
Cowboy
Posts: 409
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:50 pm
Location: Allen, TX
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby Raider18 » Sat May 10, 2014 8:11 pm

What kind of offset?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
UDS
Akorn Kamado
Masterbuilt Electric

http://www.gunsupbbq.com
User avatar
CrazyD
Bandolero
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:17 pm
Location: Abilene, TX
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby CrazyD » Sat May 10, 2014 8:35 pm

My homemade pit trailer. 24x60 reverse flow.


Image
Custom Offset Trailer With Pitmaker BBQ Safe
BigDave
Bandolero
Posts: 634
Joined: Sat May 31, 2008 5:02 pm
Location: Allen, TX
Contact:

Re: competition pits

Postby BigDave » Sun May 11, 2014 8:09 am

offset smoker for brisket & ribs. Weber Kettle fer yardbirds.

Return to “Competition BBQ Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests