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renoram 02-13-2013 12:03 AM

Ordering a new pit/which options?
 
Im gonna order a new pit from pitsbyjj tomorrow. A 24x60. If your budget only allowed for only one which would you choose... tuning plates or a half inch firebox? I will probably never use all the space in it at once so maybe a 24x48 and get both options. :confused: What do you think?

trufunk 02-13-2013 12:06 AM

For that size. Id go with plates

NRA4Life 02-13-2013 05:55 AM

Get the thicker firebox. You can always get scrap steel and make your own tuning plates, but once that 1/4" firebox is on there, it isn't an easy or cheap upgrade to a 1/2". Stick with the 24x60, if you go to the smaller cooker you'll always wish you had the extra space the larger one provides.

Freddy j 02-13-2013 06:05 AM

Get both options and the larger pit. That is what you want to get or you wouldn't be asking.

Buy once, cry once.

16Adams 02-13-2013 08:02 AM

1/2" firebox and a bottle opener.

renoram 02-13-2013 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freddy j (Post 2365810)
Get both options and the larger pit. That is what you want to get or you wouldn't be asking.

Buy once, cry once.

Yeah i do want both... but the moneys just not there. :tsk:

Bludawg 02-13-2013 09:14 AM

I would go with the Fire box you can add tuning plates latter as the budget permits.

Kloogee 02-13-2013 09:17 AM

The way I look at big purchases is to get up front what would be hard to upgrade at a later date. For a house, it is easier to add fancy new counter tops at a later date, but is relatively harder to add additional square footage.

In your case, I think I agree with NRA4Life. It seems like it would be easier to upgrade the tuning plates at a later date, but relatively more difficult to upgrade your fire box.

Disclaimer: I don't have a fancy smoker yet. I'm just a simple UDS guy for now, so I've got no real world experience in this particular matter.

Jaskew82 02-13-2013 10:58 AM

firebox now, tuning plates when you can afford it.

Gig'em99 02-13-2013 11:00 AM

I agree with those suggesting the firebox. It's the part that gets the most abuse. 1/2" will last forever.

gtr 02-13-2013 11:02 AM

As stated, box now, plates later.

luke duke 02-13-2013 11:43 AM

What and how much do you normally cook?

HookedOnQ 02-13-2013 12:44 PM

+1 on the firebox u can add plates later and for cheaper im sure

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PaPaQ 02-13-2013 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by renoram (Post 2365747)
24x48 and get both options.

:idea: 24 x 48 both options and a second shelf.

renoram 02-13-2013 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luke duke (Post 2366214)
What and how much do you normally cook?

Every weekend minimum. Sometimes, twice a week.


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