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Old 09-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Join Date: 10-30-11
Location: Lubbock tx
Default New house new cooker help

I moved and have no place to keep my 6 foot x 24 inch comp pit and trailer. The old house had a large covered area at side of house where I cooked and stored pit.

New house (we downsized) has a 12x12 back yard covered patio area can't pull pit back there. ugh. Don't want it in the garage all the time either.

I thought about getting a vertical pit like stumps or Backwoods unit for the space savings.
Problem is I really know horizontal stick burners. I like smoke flavor and good dark bark. Been cooking on horizonals for 30 years now Heck I have a small weber kettle on the comp trailer I only use to cook lunch and glaze my chickens I burn down logs and load it with the coals.

I am just afraid that if I got a vertical of some sorts I would not like the finished well. I do like the idea of 8-10 hour cooks instead of feeding logs all night.

Question is do you think and old dog can learn new tricks.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
somebody shut me the fark up.

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If you like offsets and want a small footprint for backyard use, perhaps something like my build would be up your alley. There are a number of commercially available units of similar design...

If you like that style, there are a few suppliers listed in my thread.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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Never to old to learn!
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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Peeps/I have looked at the vertical with offset fire box. Like the idea too. Big thanks guy
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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Check the Tiernan SOB line by Mike Tiernan in Amarillo. The SOB comes in 34" and 48". Specs can be found at I

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Old 09-27-2013, 02:23 AM   #6
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Get a small offset AND a vertical.
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