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Pit builder tour

Postby chashint » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:53 pm

I just visited Lone Star Grillz, Pits By JJ, Klose, and Gator Pits.
The fit and finish on all of the smokers is really nice.

I saw an adjustable damper between the fire box and the cooking chamber on the smokers that Pits By JJ builds to control the heat going to the cooking chamber.
This is a unique feature to this builder and I was wondering if this is really useful or even desirable for the end user to be able to adjust the opening between the firebox and the cooking chamber ?
Any insights are appreciated.
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Re: Pit builder tour

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:08 am

I love Jose's cookers his fit and finish is second to none but the baffle between the firebox and cooking chamber is a useless add on in my opinion.
Some folks may get use out of it, but I have never seen a need for one on my cookers.
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Re: Pit builder tour

Postby chashint » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:26 pm

Thanks k.a.m.

Anyone else have a differing opinion?
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Re: Pit builder tour

Postby All_Grilla_No_Filla » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:31 pm

They're not cheap, but David Klose is practically Yoda where pits are concerned. That having been said, I know very little about the other manufacturers and I'm watching pretty closely for the feedback. So thanks for the thread!
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Re: Pit builder tour

Postby chashint » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:02 pm

The visit with Klose was a lot of fun.
He builds some serious steel and has some great things to see.
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Re: Pit builder tour

Postby GRailsback » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:47 pm

I cook on a Klose, and it is a very fine piece of equipment.
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Re: Pit builder tour

Postby chashint » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:41 pm

Well, after my pit builder tour and being thourghly impressed with the quality of the smokers and the business owners I got my feet back on the ground and decided I cannot justify the price of a big boy smoker.
Today I joined the ranks of WSM owners when I picked up a 22" model at Cabala's in Allen, TX.
Broke it in with a couple of chickens.
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Re: Pit builder tour

Postby limey » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:58 pm

Congrats, WSM's are some cooking machines and you can get some sleep in as well.
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Re: Pit builder tour

Postby chashint » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:53 pm

limey wrote:Congrats, WSM's are some cooking machines and you can get some sleep in as well.

Thanks.
The sleeping part weighed heavily into the decision making process.
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Re: Pit builder tour

Postby Raider18 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:01 pm

Pitmaster IQ is awesome for sleep too.


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