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Unread 04-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #13
dwfisk
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Looked up your pit online.
http://www.custompits.com/Bbq-Smokers.html
It does look like a nice rig, but I to am a little concerned the firebox is a little small in relationship to the cook chamber and warmer. Here is what I would do:
1) Double check the thermometers!
2) Make sure you have a clean, hot fire. IMO a smaller hot fire is better than cramming it full and choking it down. I start small & hot, build a bed of coals then build it up to the size I need depending on how hot & long I'm going to cook.
3) I would not fret about an hour to get all that steel up to temp. Mine is 24x72 and can take 30-45 minutes.
4) + 1 on what Bludawg & TuscaloosaQ are saying.
Good luck, It really does look like a nice rig, I'm sure you will get it figured out.
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Home built 24"x72" reverse flow stick burner trailer with 18"x44" grill w/CI grates and upright SS gas oven/smoker.
Home built 48" fire pit with a 30"x30" Santa Maria style ranch grill.
Home built lump charcoal retort, iGrill & a bunch of other cooking toys.
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