I'm really not sure if I'm posting this in the right place or not ...I'm new here but so far i love it!! I am from Hickory NC and wondering if there's anyone here or anyone knows of someone that builds quality pits in the area ? Thanks for the help......LET THE SMOKE ROLL !!!!!!
06-05-2013 07:31 PM
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06-05-2013 07:39 PM
Welcome!!!! About 7 hours west in Tuscaloosa Al is one of the highest quslity pit makers there is. PM one of the brethren TuscaloosaQ and/or search on his handle to see some quality builds. There might be some closer, but there ain't none better.
06-05-2013 08:58 PM
I too am from the surrounding Hickory area and have only found one place. It's called Marshall's in Mooresville. I didn't use the guy because when I gave him my specifics for an upright, cabinet style smoker he never got back to me. All I saw were off-sets. I've not seen the smokers in person so I can't testify to quality but I'm sure it's probably comparable to the others.
06-05-2013 09:02 PM
TuscaloosaQ, make a trip to Alabama.
06-06-2013 03:47 PM
Thanks for the replies maybe i can find 1 lol if not i can just keep using this old 1 I got ...just looking for something to cook MORE ...doing 40 lbs of ribs and 50 lbs of chicken this weekend ....should be interesting
06-06-2013 04:10 PM
Good luck finding a quality pit builder in our area. There's a lot folks that will say they can build you whatever you want, but when it comes time to produce it want happen. I suggest either looking out of town for one and picking it up or have it shipped if your budget allows. If not build a couple of UDS's.
06-06-2013 04:17 PM
LOL your right Garrett had a guy that was gonna me build the best pit ever well that was a year ago and he wont answer the phone now ..oh well just looking for another route
06-06-2013 04:34 PM
What do you have now and what are you looking for?
06-06-2013 05:00 PM
Born in Hickory here and most my family is still there. The simple answer is NO. There are a lot of the racing boys that'll hook you up with a carolina cooker pretty quick cause they are ALWAYS lookin for a reason to weld and to fund their Saturday night addiction. But, I doubt you want one like that.
So if I were you I'd call around to the guys with good reps in the region(lang ect) and work out a happy medium between options and your price range. Hop in the truck or a buddy's and go get that badboy yourself.
06-06-2013 05:22 PM
Im using a an old POS store bought model but really I have found that if you keep the temp right and rubs are good you can cook on a camp fire ((shrugs)) dont need all the bells and whistles if you know how to cook.... \m/ party hard the weekends on the way