Just starting my research on offsets

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Just starting my research on offsets

Postby bobcat1 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:15 pm

So far I am liking the Lonestar Grillz 24 X 40 Offset. 2nd would be the Klose 24 X 42. Are these too big for what I need to do? They are higher than a tree too. Anything else I should be considering... maybe cheaper??
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Postby GRailsback » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:19 pm

Bobcat, I can vouch for Klose BBQ Pits. They are just top of the line BBQ pits. They will last your grandkids generation if you keep paint on them once in awhile. Quality built stuff. They are pricey, but you won't regret it.
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Postby Okie Sawbones » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:54 am

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Re: Just starting my research on offsets

Postby txsmkmstr » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:23 am

bobcat1 wrote:Are these too big for what I need to do? They are higher than a tree too.

So, forgive my ignorance but just exactly do you need to do???? Spell out some parameters and I'll bet we can help. Things I would like to know are....

1) What's your anticipated biggest cook at one time?
2) What's your budget?
3) What are your thoughts concerning options/add-ons?

Sure, you can find many quality offset pit makers but until you narrow your focus it's gonna be difficult to provide guidance.

I'll vouch for LSG products. I also have faith (no experience) with Klose, Gator, Jambo and many others. Best of luck to you. :happ:
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Re: Just starting my research on offsets

Postby bobcat1 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:02 pm

My biggest cooks will be a whole brisket or pork butt or 2, 2 racks of ribs, 2 chickens, 2 pork tenderloins Pans of taters or other veggies. I'd like to be under 2k but to get quality and what I anticipate as my needed size but that is not looking possible. I like upper and lower removable shelves, ball valve drain. tuning plates at least 1/4 inch thick new metal. I want a grill option over the fire box and a charcoal basket. Ports for temp probes, front shelf and lower wood rack. I want casters also that are larger to move if needed.
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Re: Just starting my research on offsets

Postby outlaw » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:05 pm

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Re: Just starting my research on offsets

Postby TX1911 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:21 pm

Don't shy away from local welders. My 24x48 was done locally with a bunch of options and it was easily 30% or more less than the traditional big names. The welds are not as pretty, but it cooks like a champ.
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Postby txsmkmstr » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:13 pm

bobcat1 wrote:My biggest cooks will be a whole brisket or pork butt or 2, 2 racks of ribs, 2 chickens, 2 pork tenderloins Pans of taters or other veggies.


That cook screams 24" diameter and nothing less. I have the 24x40 and would be pressed to fit all of that without crowding things. What really presents an issue would be the "pans of taters..." depending on their size. Also, the 24" diameter will allow you to lay the ribs front to back taking up less space left to right. Still, going to a 48" long cook chamber might give you the flexibility needed at a slightly higher price.

I like my 8" caster upgrade but once I found a spot for my pit it pretty much sits there. The thing is too darn heavy to routinely move around (note I have an insulated firebox). Just an FYI on shelves. You'll save money if the shelf doesn't fold down but most standard shelves are darn near useless by not being deep enough. The 2K budget is going to be a tight one - not saying it can't be made but you'll have to work at it.
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Re: Just starting my research on offsets

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:01 pm

Get a 24" x 42" cabinet from shirley Fabrication.
https://www.shirleyfabrication.com/shop ... 42-cabinet
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Re: Just starting my research on offsets

Postby bobcat1 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:08 pm

All good suggestions and advice and comments. Keep them coming. The Johnson and Shirley smokers look great too. A local welder would be awesome too. Wish I knew one close by.
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Postby smokemymeats » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:09 pm

TX1911 wrote:Don't shy away from local welders. My 24x48 was done locally with a bunch of options and it was easily 30% or more less than the traditional big names. The welds are not as pretty, but it cooks like a champ.


Pictures or this never happened, please.
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Re: Just starting my research on offsets

Postby TX1911 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:54 am

smokemymeats wrote:
TX1911 wrote:Don't shy away from local welders. My 24x48 was done locally with a bunch of options and it was easily 30% or more less than the traditional big names. The welds are not as pretty, but it cooks like a champ.


Pictures or this never happened, please.


Here's the thread about it.

http://texasbbqforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=25204
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Re: Just starting my research on offsets

Postby dummble » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:55 pm

I had mine made on Onalaska, TX. It was half the price LSG.

24x42,24x24 firebox, 6" stack, 2 racks, adjustable damper and some other requests off their stadard

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