what size to buy?

Any type of purchased BBQ Pit.

Moderator: TBBQF Deputies

User avatar
trufunk
Pilgrim
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:15 pm
Contact:

what size to buy?

Postby trufunk » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:14 am

Want to buy a offset and wondering what size to
buy. I likcee to make brisket. At times I like to cook for my friends I have cooked two 15 lb briskets, fajitas and sausage. So I am looking for something that I can cook two briskets at the sametime. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
User avatar
RWBTEX
Outlaw
Posts: 1157
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:55 pm
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby RWBTEX » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:28 am

Sounds like a 20" would work fine, although most times I would recommend to over buy if you can afford it, however I have cooked two briskets (12 lb'rs) in a 16" grill that was 32" long with no firebox.
Good luck
SMOKIN' LONESTAR BBQ TEAM
on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmokinLonestar/
Hasty Bake Legacy
Pitts and spitts 24x48 stick burner
Napoleon Kettle
Weber bronze kettle
Traeger Pellet Pro 34
PK Grill for steak comps and fajitas at home
and then some
User avatar
3 star redneck
Chuck Wagon
Posts: 2609
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:29 am
Location: Glen Rose TX
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby 3 star redneck » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:22 am

20" x42 would be a great size pit for cooking around the house........I alwasy say never buy less than 24" diameter ......in the future you will want/need the extra room...
R&O Custom Offset....It rocks!!!!
http://www.redneckcooker.com



Hook Em' Horns
User avatar
egghead
Egg Master
Posts: 3302
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:30 am
Location: Corpus Christi
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby egghead » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:33 am

XL BGE will work.
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself - Mark Twain
XL, Small, and Mini BGE
User avatar
tex_toby
Deputy
Posts: 4066
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:22 am
Location: Van Alstyne, Texas
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby tex_toby » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:47 am

I have a 20x40. Fits my family of 4 needs perfectly.
20" x 40" Party Gator Pit
48" Custom Firepit

I can't always please everybody. I'm not bacon.
User avatar
trufunk
Pilgrim
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:15 pm
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby trufunk » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:24 am

Thanks for the responses every one.
User avatar
trufunk
Pilgrim
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:15 pm
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby trufunk » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:24 pm

User avatar
Capt Jeff
Pilgrim
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:48 pm
Location: League City, TX
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby Capt Jeff » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:02 am

Excellent choice if you decide to go with the Gator. I've had mine (20 x 32 Backyard Classic) since last May and have been very happy with it.

Good luck and welcome to the forum.
Gator Backyard Classic 20x32
NRA Life Member

US Merchant Marine - the Fourth Arm of Defense!
User avatar
tex_toby
Deputy
Posts: 4066
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:22 am
Location: Van Alstyne, Texas
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby tex_toby » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:59 am

I have a 20x40 Party Gator and love it. Gator fit/finish/quality is 2nd to none - no air leaks whatsoever. Great choice that will last a lifetime is properly cared for.
20" x 40" Party Gator Pit
48" Custom Firepit

I can't always please everybody. I'm not bacon.
User avatar
BluDawg
Chuck Wagon
Posts: 3671
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:55 am
Location: Jonesboro,Tx
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby BluDawg » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:01 pm

UDS!
Never met a cow I didn't like with a little salt and pepper.
Image
My Blog: Http://acountryboyeats.blogspot.com
Old Country Over/Under
Webber 22" Performer
ECB
User avatar
95sportster
Pilgrim
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:55 pm
Location: Magnolia, TX
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby 95sportster » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:26 pm

Found mine on craigslist for $350. 1/4" steel with offset firebox, and the guy had just put a new coat of high temp paint on it. Of course the firebox paint has already started peeling off, but I think that's to be expected. I think mine's 18X40 unless I measured wrong, but in hindsight, I would like the diameter to be a little bigger.
95sportster

Smokin' Dragon 40"X18" with a 20"X18" FB...finally!
niget2002
Rustler
Posts: 177
Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 9:49 am
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby niget2002 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:36 pm

I like the recommendation for a 20x40. I have a 20x32 and have cooked two briskets and couple of chickens at the same time, but it was a tight fit. A couple of more inches would only help.
Attachments
fullpit.jpg
fullpit.jpg (107.64 KiB) Viewed 1949 times
User avatar
3 star redneck
Chuck Wagon
Posts: 2609
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:29 am
Location: Glen Rose TX
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby 3 star redneck » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:51 pm

Im gonna put my Redneck Custom Gator, on the market.......Built in 2008, this pit has dozens of GC's on it and cooks great...it will hold 14 packer briskets....tuning plates and insulated firebox...sink......$6750 Cash.....
R&O Custom Offset....It rocks!!!!
http://www.redneckcooker.com



Hook Em' Horns
User avatar
Boots
Wordsmith
Posts: 3081
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:16 pm
Location: McKinney, Texas, USA!
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby Boots » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:02 pm

My Klose is a 36 and love it. Can do probably 4 big briskies on the bottom rack and then load a couple racks of spares up on the mezzanine rack.
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."
jtilk
Outlaw
Posts: 2074
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:41 pm
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Contact:

Re: what size to buy?

Postby jtilk » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:25 pm

egghead wrote:XL BGE will work.


Judging from your name I would have never thought you were a proponent of the BGE. :wink: :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

Return to “BBQ Pits - Offset and Vertical Smokers”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests