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Unread 07-28-2012, 04:52 PM   #16
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I have the Budget Mobile Smoker (BMS), which is there smallest trailer pit. I had them put some mods on it. I just use wood in it, but have been thinking of trying lump just to compare flavor and ease of use. Pulled that pit all the way from Houston to Chicago! I really like it...............I compete with it too.

Ritch is a good guy.........he really takes the time with you.
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Unread 07-29-2012, 08:06 AM   #17
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I have the Budget Mobile Smoker (BMS), which is there smallest trailer pit. I had them put some mods on it. I just use wood in it, but have been thinking of trying lump just to compare flavor and ease of use. Pulled that pit all the way from Houston to Chicago! I really like it...............I compete with it too.

Ritch is a good guy.........he really takes the time with you.
Let us know how it goes with the lump. I strictly use wood. Show us a picture of your pit
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Unread 07-29-2012, 08:18 AM   #18
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Gator is definitely on the short list for when I do eventually get a trailer mounted stick burner. Very fortunate to have some great pit builders down here in my neck of the woods. Good looking pit, keep us updated on your cooks!
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Unread 07-29-2012, 08:33 AM   #19
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Nice looking pit! It's purely cosmetic but I really like the looks of your square firebox vs the cylinder shape they normally do . I also see you are preheating a stick over the firebox. How well does that work having the expanded metal on top of it?
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Unread 07-29-2012, 08:37 AM   #20
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Wondering if they are available in Canada
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Unread 07-29-2012, 08:43 AM   #21
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He ships them all over the world... Call him up and he will tell you all about it.
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Unread 07-29-2012, 08:49 AM   #22
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Nice pit! I have an "Entertainer" and love it. Cooked for 125 yesterday and she handled the job easily. Rich does build a quality pit. Enjoy.
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Unread 07-29-2012, 04:54 PM   #23
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Nice looking pit! It's purely cosmetic but I really like the looks of your square firebox vs the cylinder shape they normally do . I also see you are preheating a stick over the firebox. How well does that work having the expanded metal on top of it?
Actually it's round firebox. Preheating the wood works great, always lights right away.
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Unread 07-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #24
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Let us know how it goes with the lump. I strictly use wood. Show us a picture of your pit
Here you go (Kingsford is just for starting the wood):
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Unread 07-30-2012, 06:40 AM   #25
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Very nice!! I also like the set up for keeping it under cover.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 09:03 AM   #26
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Nice weapons, fellas!
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Unread 07-30-2012, 09:30 AM   #27
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I do not own a Gator, but I do personally know Ritch. Great guy and he has built a great company. I own and support Pits BY JJ, but feel it is important to show support to BBQ brothers.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 09:53 AM   #28
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Here is my 2448 AKA "Holy Smokees"



Here it is loaded up on Saturday for my little ones Bday



Mine was not bought from Ritch, I found it on CL about 6 months ago. It was on the side of a restaurant being neglected. The previous owner said it was too hard to cook on and he was just using it like a charcoal bbq. Except the clown was dumping the coal on the tuning plates instead of using the charcoal grate. After some extensive refurbishing and clean up. I added some things to it that Ritch puts on the new ones and this is the result. I still need to paint it but I figure I can do that anytime. On a side note, I emailed Ritch when I first got it regarding its age. Ritch got right back to me and also sent me all new decals and a Gator emblem for it. He was really willing to help me , even though I didnt buy it from him.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #29
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I am on my 3rd Gator and just love them... You cannot go wrong with the work Rich does... Here is a pic of my latest..
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Unread 07-30-2012, 05:56 PM   #30
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All great rigs, guys. Chad, that was a nice find. I'm sure it cooks just as good as the day it rolled out of Ritch's shop. Really cool seeing all the different styles of cookers. Thanks.
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