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Old 01-21-2013, 08:40 AM   #46
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Don't over think this one. From where you are take a weekend trip down the east coast of NC. Small towns, Mom and Pop places and recommendations from the guy at the gas station. Look for a smoke house out back with a roof and screened sides. If you want a true down east pit it will be brick or block, no solid floor, no chimney, and chain link fence gates and rebar. Over the meat will be burlap bags and old metal roofing. Also look for a picnic table outside and a big stack of split oak. Most of these folks are more than glad to show you around.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:42 AM   #47
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Anyone know what happens to the grease in the Texas style ones? Is that concrete under there like where they sit or sand like Bludawg is talking about?
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #48
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did anybody ever get around to building one of these pits?If so would like to here how they made out. I would like to build one in my back yard!
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:55 PM   #49
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^^^^ Glad someone brought this back to life
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:16 PM   #50
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Definitely need one of those!!!
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #51
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I'd like to see some pics of those old backyard pits that were popular in the 50's and 60's. Remember those brick pits with heavy grate on top and the tall chimney in back? I always thought those were cool as hell.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by J-Rod View Post
I'd like to see some pics of those old backyard pits that were popular in the 50's and 60's. Remember those brick pits with heavy grate on top and the tall chimney in back? I always thought those were cool as hell.
Well, somebody could start a thread asking for pictures/designs of brick and mortar pits like the fabulous shots we get to see of backyard BBQ areas, etc.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #53
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Check out this one, should have some useable ideas... Good luck!
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:55 PM   #54
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I wonder where boshizzle has been? Havent seen him here in a while. Guess he hasn't completed this project
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:14 PM   #55
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Love that video of Scotts'....another bucket destination for sure.

Hmmmm. I wonder what color HIS thermapen is.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #56
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I wasn't around on this forum when this thread was going around. Oh my gosh this is awesome. Stirring in me some thoughts to do something similar......:)
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:22 PM   #57
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here you go! i want one of these in my back yard!
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:25 AM   #58
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I found this link a while back and archived it for future reference/use. I thought others may want see the options they give on pit BBQ's.

Here is a particularly interesting design/plan from the above link
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:36 AM   #59
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This thread has a perfect description of a simple small pit:

Interestingly, this pit is only 3 cinder blocks high. In another thread, stepandfetch responded to a question from me about grate height this way:

"creekwalker- Originally the coals were 3 cinder blocks (24 inches) from the grate. [with a 4-block high pit] I discovered very quickly that it took far too many shoveled coals to bring the temps at the grate level to 200 F. My stack of split hickory wood dwindled far too quickly. I removed one level of blocks, so now there is only a distance of 16 inches from the bed of coals to the grate. This has worked perfectly for me- I only have to shovel coals every 45 minutes or so to keep temps up. I keep my temps at around 200 F. At this level, it takes about 9 hours to finish a 7 lbs butt... more time over the coals, more smoke in the meat."
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:08 AM   #60
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This is what I would like to build one of these days.
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