What is the best "set it and forget it" pit?

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Re: What is the best "set it and forget it" pit?

Postby stephen2323 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:05 pm

I would say an insulated cabinet smoker around the same idea as a backwoods if your building it. I built mine. Pretty big 37" deep x 35" wide x 54" tall. I am not exaggerating one bit when I say I get 40 hours of burn time out of one full basket of coals. I have actually tested it and that is how long it will run full. Have to fill water pan three times during that amount of time. Ran it at comp last weekend on a stoker and it ranged from 219.8 to 220.4 the entire night and throughout the entire next day. A pretty good design if you ask me.
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Re: What is the best "set it and forget it" pit?

Postby NaptownSmoker » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:23 pm

I use a BGE with a CyberQ wifi capable controller. Close it and you never need to open it.
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Re: What is the best "set it and forget it" pit?

Postby Raider18 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:49 pm

My UDS with a Pitmaster IQ is more reliable than the oven in my house


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Re: What is the best "set it and forget it" pit?

Postby tlb » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:37 pm

BluDawg wrote:UDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or if you Play on the other side of town a pellet pooper or an elecrtic


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Re: What is the best "set it and forget it" pit?

Postby Finatic » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:22 am

For the money a UDS is very hard to beat. Weber Smokey Mountains are similar but are not nearly as air tight (WSM has that large aluminum door on the side that leaks air). I can smoke for as long as I need to (16+ hours) without doing anything to it, I grill steaks and burgers on it and smoke salmon at 125 degrees. IMO you'll get a better smoke flavor out of a UDS than you will with a ceramic.

The only thing I would recommend over a UDS might be a Pitmaker Vault.
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Re: What is the best "set it and forget it" pit?

Postby Hookin_Bull » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:40 am

Love my Pitmaker Safe. I've never had the need to cook more than 4 large packer briskets at once. If you need more than that get the Vault. They are both a vertical reverse flow design.
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Re: What is the best "set it and forget it" pit?

Postby Rodcrafter » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:39 am

My Gravity Feed with the CyberQ will run all day at 157* for jerky or whatever I want above that.


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Re: What is the best "set it and forget it" pit?

Postby Copasspupil » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:15 am

Yoder pellet smoker was on my list until I built mine. A little pricey but it is well made.
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Re: What is the best "set it and forget it" pit?

Postby mrxlh » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:36 am

The WSM is easy to run without a pit fan, as it the Old Smokey. I don't use an ATC on either of these, they do not like wind though. Biggest question is what do you like cooking and how many people will you feed from each cook? I cook on my Old Smokey just about every day in the summertime, I use very little charcoal, a bag of Kingsford last me a week or longer. I have never had to adjust vents on the OS during a cook. The bottom vent has never been moved since assembly. The top vents get adjusted to just 2 positions, grill or smoke.

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