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Unread 02-13-2013, 12:03 AM   #1
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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. What do you think?
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For that size. Id go with plates
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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.
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Get both options and the larger pit. That is what you want to get or you wouldn't be asking.

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1/2" firebox and a bottle opener.
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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.
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I would go with the Fire box you can add tuning plates latter as the budget permits.
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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.
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firebox now, tuning plates when you can afford it.
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I agree with those suggesting the firebox. It's the part that gets the most abuse. 1/2" will last forever.
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As stated, box now, plates later.
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What and how much do you normally cook?
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+1 on the firebox u can add plates later and for cheaper im sure

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24x48 and get both options.
24 x 48 both options and a second shelf.
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What and how much do you normally cook?
Every weekend minimum. Sometimes, twice a week.
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