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parrothead
07-29-2004, 02:48 PM
Price of steel and all I decided I am going to buy a slightly used mobile pit. It was just built about a year ago and I know the guy took care of it. I am almost 100% sure on the purchase, but will sleep on it 1 more night.

Check this bad boy out.

Bigmista
07-29-2004, 02:55 PM
We should all be so blessed!

BrooklynQ
07-29-2004, 03:13 PM
Holy ****! What a smoker. You could cook the entire brethren in that thing.
Who's the manufacturer? Stats on that baby?

kcquer
07-29-2004, 03:13 PM
Can you explain the stacks at the same end as the firebox. Awesome looking rig, does the powered dolly come with it?

Bigmofo300lbs
07-29-2004, 03:16 PM
What do you when you just want 1 turkey leg? Congrats!! It looks great. Cant wait to hear the specs.

parrothead
07-29-2004, 03:20 PM
Holy ****! What a smoker. You could cook the entire brethren in that thing.
Who's the manufacturer? Stats on that baby?

I figure it will sleep nine at the next bash.

Made by Ed Ortone. A guy in Georgia.

41 inch pipe 22 and a half foot long entire monster.

parrothead
07-29-2004, 03:23 PM
Can you explain the stacks at the same end as the firebox. Awesome looking rig, does the powered dolly come with it?

Smoke goes under everything and comes back up on the left and then exits through the pipes. I believe that there is a name for that.

No powered dolly with. End Loader mod to move it around.

parrothead
07-29-2004, 03:24 PM
What do you when you just want 1 turkey leg? Congrats!! It looks great. Cant wait to hear the specs.

Bic lighter and a couple of hickory chips.

I will throw up the specs later.

chad
07-29-2004, 04:32 PM
Nice! :D

badger
07-29-2004, 04:33 PM
Greg, that thing is a beauty! Your a lucky man!

The_Kapn
07-29-2004, 04:42 PM
Greg,
Looks nice on the surface, but some serious flaws:

1. It's "real" steel. A "real man's" pit is made from thin foreign sheet metal, costs about $300, and requires about $500 worth of Mod's to work right!

2. The trailer is far too short. You need the front area for wood and charcoal. So, where ya gonna put the beer cooler's? Obvious oversight!

3. Needs some more thermometers! I only see 9 (I think). That puppy needs about 50. For the kind of money you are probably paying--it should look like a porcupine!

4. Your custom firebox basket from Big Al is gonna set ya back about 2 grand! But, he needs the work.

OK--no more jokes!
I AM GREEN WITH ENVY :mrgreen:

I hope you pull this off and I am allowed to at least touch it some day.

Real question--Any idea what the tongue weight is? The pic makes it look about 80% forward unless the firebox is "some kinda" heavy?

The good thing is--at a cookoff you won't even have to place good. Food Network and all the media will want to interview you and take pics of your cooker!

Kewl!!!!!!

Just write the man a check and--
Keep us posted.
TIM

Solidkick
07-29-2004, 05:45 PM
LQQKS a little small............

MrSmoker
07-29-2004, 06:11 PM
Greg that's awesome, i think you should buy it,paint the new mascot on it and make it our offical smoker. With all these contest you would be on the road all the time.UMM sounds like a new show for food tv. Give Al Roker a run for the money.We could have teams all over the country.I guess we would need sponsors to make it worth while for you. What do you think Brothers?

parrothead
07-29-2004, 06:43 PM
First, I don't drive all over. I abhore driving long distances, but I will do it for competitions if I have to.

I know it looks a little off center. The firebox is half inch plate if that means anything. Heavy farker mod.

Whole thing weighs about 4,000 pounds.

parrothead
07-29-2004, 06:45 PM
Not a bad idea though to put the pig on it somewhere. We need to get a final and official versionof that pig and name it.

BrooklynQ
07-29-2004, 07:12 PM
Not a bad idea though to put the pig on it somewhere. We need to get a final and official versionof that pig and name it.

The Pig needs teeth brothers! Remember when we name it - the pig's a bitch (or is bitch reserved for dogs?) Can't eat a male pig! Nasty stuff.

Neil
07-29-2004, 07:15 PM
Greg, that pit is a beautyof a beast. If you land it let me know cause I'll be down to get a first hand look and toast a few brews after paying homage.

Neil
07-29-2004, 07:18 PM
Not a bad idea though to put the pig on it somewhere. We need to get a final and official versionof that pig and name it.

The Pig needs teeth brothers! Remember when we name it - the pig's a bitch (or is bitch reserved for dogs?) Can't eat a male pig! Nasty stuff.

If it's a SOW, you gotta name it BABE because that pit is a babe!@!!

parrothead
07-29-2004, 07:39 PM
Greg, that pit is a beautyof a beast. If you land it let me know cause I'll be down to get a first hand look and toast a few brews after paying homage.

Well then you better be here in Sept. for the bash, because it is looking like it will be here for you to "PAY HOMAGE" to. I'll have the brews.

parrothead
07-29-2004, 07:41 PM
If it's a SOW, you gotta name it BABE because that pit is a babe!@!!

I'll still be sleeping with my sweeeet babe, Tbird.

chad
07-29-2004, 07:42 PM
""the pig's a bitch (or is bitch reserved for dogs?) Can't eat a male pig! Nasty stuff.""


Ok, city boy!

An adult female pig is a SOW.

An adult male pig is a boar.

A juvenile female is a gilt.

A juvenile male is a barrow.

You normally castrate the young males -- and besides most pigs are butchered before they mature anyway!!

A full grown swine, male or female, won't be very good eats -- however, the male will be more gamey!

Ok, end of Ag101.

Neil
07-29-2004, 08:01 PM
Greg, that pit is a beautyof a beast. If you land it let me know cause I'll be down to get a first hand look and toast a few brews after paying homage.

Well then you better be here in Sept. for the bash, because it is looking like it will be here for you to "PAY HOMAGE" to. I'll have the brews.

I can probably show up on Sunday that weekend but I'll be in East Lansing on Saturday. I recognize it's a sickness but I can't miss an Irish football game no matter how bad they might be.

MrSmoker
07-29-2004, 08:16 PM
Price of steel and all I decided I am going to buy a slightly used mobile pit. It was just built about a year ago and I know the guy took care of it. I am almost 100% sure on the purchase, but will sleep on it 1 more night.

Check this bad boy out.Greg i've got something to haul it.

parrothead
07-29-2004, 08:41 PM
Figure I will have to get a bigger truck before I take it anywhere serious.

willkat98
07-29-2004, 08:46 PM
What happened to my "this rig is a piece 0 crap post?

parrothead
07-29-2004, 09:00 PM
Wasn't me. You are right, something is missing.

jt
07-30-2004, 06:46 AM
Wicked! And we'll get to touch it at the bash? Cool! :D

racer_81
07-30-2004, 08:15 AM
With apologies to Sundance.....

Think you got enough dynamite there Butch?

I think you can kick Al Roker (and his man boobs) with that rig.

:-)

willkat98
07-30-2004, 08:34 AM
Smoke goes under everything and comes back up on the left and then exits through the pipes. I believe that there is a name for that.


I think its called a smoker

parrothead
07-30-2004, 08:36 AM
I think its called a smoker


Checked it out. It's called a reverse flow smoker.

parrothead
07-30-2004, 08:51 AM
I figure that if I rally wanted too, I can feed 500 at a crack with this thing.

parrothead
07-30-2004, 08:53 AM
Racks are completely stainless steel.

Jorge
07-30-2004, 08:59 AM
Congrats!

MikeG
07-30-2004, 09:08 AM
Wow what a smoker rig..
I think it still holds the land speed record too.
Saw it last year on TV on the salt flats of Utah.
Mike

rbsnwngs
07-30-2004, 09:10 AM
I want it
how can i get one

Congrats on the smoker now just send the ribs packed in dry ice to the below address

colt45
07-30-2004, 09:14 AM
ok... pardon my lack of response etiquite...

HOLY FARKING $HIT!

WOW!

*awe-filled silence*

*woody*

kcquer
07-30-2004, 02:01 PM
I have a severe case of cooker envy :oops:

Go For It!!!

willkat98
07-30-2004, 02:10 PM
you can't compete with that.

Its probably bigger than your alloted space.

And it looks like a wanker

parrothead
07-30-2004, 02:24 PM
Wanker on wheels mod. I think that may have to be the name of it.

parrothead
07-30-2004, 02:25 PM
Its probably bigger than your alloted space.

When it is we will use the old standby, a truckload of WSMs

willkat98
07-30-2004, 02:34 PM
Its probably bigger than your alloted space.

When it is we will use the old standby, a truckload of WSMs

Then the point of buying something like this escapes me.

Economics Mod

colt45
07-30-2004, 02:35 PM
cause its FARKING COOL :)

willkat98
07-30-2004, 02:42 PM
cause its FARKING COOL :)

Sorry, as Mr. Spock would say, its just not logical.

racer_81
07-30-2004, 02:54 PM
cause its FARKING COOL :)

Sorry, as Mr. Spock would say, its just not logical.

Are you out of your Vulcan mind?

;-)

parrothead
07-30-2004, 03:12 PM
Then the point of buying something like this escapes me.

I ain't doing this cable thing forever. When I am done I may do some catering/ concessions type stuff. Better to get it now while I can than later when I can't.

besides it will fit nicely cockeyed in a 20 by 20 slot.

willkat98
07-30-2004, 03:15 PM
okay okay, I was just asking.

Go pull out your wanker and cater away.

I like cable.

parrothead
07-30-2004, 03:17 PM
It's official. I called him. I'm taking it. Hey Bill, how about a little concession job for the whole family next year?

I will have it next Friday or the following Monday or Tuesday.

willkat98
07-30-2004, 03:21 PM
What concession job?

It will depend on what's on cable

colt45
07-30-2004, 03:24 PM
ANNOUNCMENT... Some guy named Greg in Indiana registed for all 25 spots in the Gary Indiana BSBS BBQ competition on Feb 30-31...

:D

willkat98
07-30-2004, 03:29 PM
ANNOUNCMENT... Some guy named Greg in Indiana registed for all 25 spots in the Gary Indiana BSBS BBQ competition on Feb 30-31...

:D

Drinking early?

Illinois Colt, and those February dates aren't ever coming around.

Aren't you with the Long Island school system?

nuff said

colt45
07-30-2004, 03:36 PM
hell... I'm still at work...

BAH... maybe the fridge has a beer in it...

Bigdog
07-30-2004, 04:50 PM
Congrats on your new toy Greg. I like the name Willie, for: Willie the Wanker on Wheels. 8)

Neil
07-30-2004, 04:57 PM
ok... pardon my lack of response etiquite...

HOLY FARKING $HIT!

WOW!

*awe-filled silence*

*woody*

LMFAO

racer_81
07-31-2004, 09:01 AM
"Man....that sucker's HUGE" - Tiny Elvis

parrothead
08-02-2004, 11:17 AM
New Twist

I just talked to one of my partners who also happens to own a restaurant. He is all excited about the possibilities for catering and concessions with this beast. Looks like I am jumping into the catering and concessions business.

We probably won't get heavy into it this year yet, but will gear up for a good start in the spring.

Here goes yet another adventure in the world of smoke. This makes a lot more sense than using that beast for cookoffs. I guess I had that in mind when I bought it anyway.

Even better news, that means I need to buy a different rig for cookoffs. Just kidding. I think I will go with Bill's idea and use a bunch of WSMs.

PitPirate
08-02-2004, 11:51 AM
Holy Sheep Dip Dewd!

That is fricking awesome man.

Congrats!

peace
mike

BigAl
08-02-2004, 03:38 PM
Parroit, just think of all the SPAM you can cook now!

Congrads!

parrothead
08-02-2004, 08:58 PM
Parroit, just think of all the SPAM you can cook now!

That would be none.

Solidkick
08-02-2004, 09:01 PM
Parroit, just think of all the SPAM you can cook now!

That would be none.

:lol: I think we ALL knew the answer to that one Greg :lol:

Davewey
08-02-2004, 09:15 PM
WOW!!

PitPirate
08-02-2004, 09:24 PM
You can now get Spam/Cheese!
lol

Just what the Free World needed was Spam w/Cheese

hahaha
peace
mike

parrothead
08-02-2004, 09:25 PM
An even bigger turn happened today.

I just acquired one third of an up and running restaurant. I am going to be introducing Grundy county Ill. to real honest to goodness BBQ.

Not sure yet what all it is going to entail, but we are picturing Sat. night rib night. Pulled pork on a regular basis, and some kick ass wings for Sunday football. That's the BBQ end of it anyway. Gonna expand the regular menu a little also. Then by next spring we want to do some catering and concessions.

I ought to have my head examined. I said I would ever have anything to do with a farking restaurant, and here I go. Say a prayer for me, Dave Little. You know what I am in for.

PitPirate
08-02-2004, 09:31 PM
lol
I've done it, got "LOTS" of T-shirt.
Good luck!
My other 2/3 got flaky and I bailed and they later went under.

Think twice...move once


The best of luck. I'll be back in the game this year too I hope.

peace

jminion
08-02-2004, 09:32 PM
Damn Greg!

PitPirate
08-02-2004, 09:35 PM
If it will help I'll make you a killer web site for free.
I'd love to see you not just make "it" but make MONEY.
lol

peace

Here's a link to the site I made for the Pizza place I "tried" to help my buddies on.
http://fooliospie.com/

The_Kapn
08-02-2004, 10:06 PM
An even bigger turn happened today.

I just acquired one third of an up and running restaurant. I am going to be introducing Grundy county Ill. to real honest to goodness BBQ
OK Greg--Ya ever sleep????
Go for it, we will come and buy some Que!
TIM

Jorge
08-03-2004, 07:46 AM
This is turning into a Soap Opera!

1) Greg buys pit that a family of 4 could live in.

2) Greg enters the catoring biz.

3) Greg becomes restaurant partner.

4) Can't wait for the next episode....

Best of luck with it ALL!

brdbbq
08-03-2004, 07:52 AM
JR Ewing Mod

willkat98
08-03-2004, 08:05 AM
JR Ewing Mod

Hey Brian,

Are you going to start a team?

willkat98
08-03-2004, 08:27 AM
An even bigger turn happened today.

I just acquired one third of an up and running restaurant. I am going to be introducing Grundy county Ill. to real honest to goodness BBQ.

Not sure yet what all it is going to entail, but we are picturing Sat. night rib night. Pulled pork on a regular basis, and some kick ass wings for Sunday football. That's the BBQ end of it anyway. Gonna expand the regular menu a little also. Then by next spring we want to do some catering and concessions.

I ought to have my head examined. I said I would ever have anything to do with a farking restaurant, and here I go. Say a prayer for me, Dave Little. You know what I am in for.

Lot pf folks been bringing up catering and such lately.

Maybe there should be a Catering/Restaurant Forum.

Centralize all this great knowledge and tips from PP and DF and such

willkat98
08-03-2004, 08:29 AM
Greg
Put smokey links and hominy on the menu

You will be beating them away with sticks.

chad
08-03-2004, 08:36 AM
You know what I am in for.


:twisted: Can you say FOOD COST??

I'd recommend cutting some menu items while you add the new stuff. Get stingy as hell -- unless you want to go broke! Like Lance Armstrong said "no gifts"!

parrothead
08-03-2004, 08:54 PM
It has arrived. The beast landed at 6 p.m. in my driveway. Wish I was there to see it. I won't get to meet it until Thursday night when I get home.

willkat98
08-03-2004, 09:07 PM
Greg,
Dont go home

run

run as far as you can.

it will consume you

it was nice knowing you

cabo
08-03-2004, 09:13 PM
Bill your talking like..He's...going....to.....move......in to.......it........

GREG, HE'S RIGHT, RUN...RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!! :mrgreen:

parrothead
08-03-2004, 09:30 PM
Here is a link to some pictures that Rocky took while they were loading it up on the wrecker.

http://www.bandera-brethren.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=3195

kcquer
08-03-2004, 10:12 PM
http://www.bandera-brethren.com/index.p ... pic&t=3195



wrong link mod

racer_81
08-03-2004, 10:34 PM
http://www.bandera-brethren.com/index.p ... pic&t=3195



wrong link mod

yeah.

3-2-1 fattie link mod

parrothead
08-03-2004, 10:44 PM
Doh!!!!

Try this one.

http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewAlbum.asp?AID=1690882

willkat98
08-04-2004, 07:14 AM
Doh!!!!

Try this one.

http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewAlbum.asp?AID=1690882

Wrong link again.

Bar Mod?

racer_81
08-04-2004, 08:12 AM
Doh!!!!

Try this one.

http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewAlbum.asp?AID=1690882

I remember how it was when I had my first beer. I couldn't make a link fer $hit.

Sober up and try again Mod.

:D

shock
08-04-2004, 08:23 AM
Wow Greg. That's beyond cool... I think you should mount that monster inside a mobile home (2x wide, of course) and just have a mobile resturaunt. Then you might be able to tolerate the coast to coast competition travel!

Serously - wow.

parrothead
08-04-2004, 09:45 AM
The link worked last night I tried it. He took down the pictures this morning.

badger
08-04-2004, 11:06 AM
Upload them here... We wanna SEE!

willkat98
08-09-2004, 11:07 AM
Greg, you should take the tires off to prevent Trouts "friends" from stopping by

Trout_man22
08-09-2004, 11:14 AM
I left directions to you house in my Bandera just in case it was ever stolen sorry.

Trout

parrothead
08-09-2004, 11:14 AM
It has a good lock on it.