Originally Posted by titan7
Thanks, I was trying to stay around $2500. I love way the webers cook but I like be able to lay 6-10 racks of ribs flat and not having to lift the top grate out of the pit to get to the lower grate. I want a removable or pull out fire box in the vertical pits. The party extended looks fine but when you add ss doors and other options it gets up there in price fast. The jambo is 1900 plus shipping to ca, ouch! How long can the jambo go without attention? Over night cooks? The PM safe is a $3$ pit. The party ext. with ss doors and some other options is about 2.6k+
Jambo backyard fits 9 st luis racks, for 10 I had to use a rib rack, it runs about 45-1 hour between sticks. overnight you will be up every hour or trying toi run it on a charcoal basket, then you might as well get a charcoal cooker.
For money and size check out the humphry pits, even with shipping it should be cheaper than the backwoods.
a backyard bomber might be another option.