What size pit do I need ...

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What size pit do I need ...

Postby Smokey Bill » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:57 am

All - I'm new to the forum - moved to San Antonio about four years ago. Tasted my first Texas brisket never want to leave again -

So I have three rigs on my deck: Weber Performer, Primo jr and a WSM 22. I like them all, each is good for different things but I have always wanted an offset firebox smoker ...

My kids are grown so I don't need a large rig, but I'd like to get something that would allow me to try my hand at competing one day if there's a good opportunity.

Been looking at 20x40 offset but the lonestar grillz cabnet with heating component looks awefully good and the only other brand I've seen a warming cabnet on is a lang (great, but not from Texas ...).

Can anyone recommend a good size for entry level competition that fits on my deck (less than 36-wide so I can get it through the house and onto the deck?)
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Re: What size pit do I need ...

Postby GRailsback » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:12 pm

Not sure what your budget is, but you may want to give Klose BBQ pits a look.
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Re: What size pit do I need ...

Postby txsmkmstr » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:26 pm

A 20" pit is better than a 16" pit.... but you really should consider a 24" diameter pit if at all possible. The length will largely depend on your budget and patio space. A 40" minimum is my recommendation. Remember, the first 10" or so from the firebox will be much hotter than the rest. Tuning plates will help but you need to consider how much food you'll cook at a time and adjust accordingly.
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Re: What size pit do I need ...

Postby BluDawg » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:38 pm

This would be my choice if I was in the market http://pitmaker.com/product/vin/?vin=34409731
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Re: What size pit do I need ...

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:13 am

I would look at Pits by JJ. Jose and his crew can build anything you want.
I agree with txsmkmstr on the 24" diameter and at least 48" long.
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Re: What size pit do I need ...

Postby Pig Grinder » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:26 pm

You might try TexasLonghornBBQpits.com. they,re located in Uvalde, 90 miles away. Small family run outfit. Pictures look good

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