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Old 04-25-2015, 07:34 AM   #31
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I have a rather cool story of how I got my pit from Paul.

It all started with him seeing posts about my charity BBQ efforts for homeless and veterans groups. Paul sent me a very generous donation of money to help pay for cooks.

Then one day, out of the blue, Paul tells me he is going to built a pit and donate it to the cause!!

Now I have never met Paul in person, just talked over the phone and online.

I could not accept this!! But you know Paul, the next thing I know he is custom making me a pit!

I have limited space so he designed a trailer with a narrow stance, this was the first one he had done like this, Taylor had come up with the idea (I see Nachos looks like the same design) and it came out great!

I had a big cook coming up and was having some logistic issues getting it from him. Come to find out his wife Sharon was driving to Cincinnati to see her daughter and new baby and could bring the pit with her.

Great I thought. So we meet at a restaurant one Saturday and have lunch, then I find out that not only has she ever pulled a trailer before, but the night before she left Paul slapped a trailer hitch on her car just for this!! And she drove though a rainstorm to get here.

Unbelievable!!

Anyway here are a few pics. The first one is Sharon and me when I picked up the pit. Its a 24 X 60

The last pic is from Michigan Veterans Foundation Stand Down picnic, they presented me an award for Michigan Custom Que's efforts.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:42 AM   #32
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That's an awesome story. Had I heard it 2 weeks ago I would have been completely floored, BUT, now that I've met Paul and Sharon, I'm not even surprised a little. That is exactly the kind of people that they are. Just amazing. I wish there were more people like them out there, the world would be a better place. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:53 AM   #33
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Wow that is pretty cool of them to donate a pit. Plus that pit looks awesome. I love the size of that one.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:36 AM   #34
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Wow that is pretty cool of them to donate a pit. Plus that pit looks awesome. I love the size of that one.
fnbish won his on here. Paul donated that one too. I forget the cause
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:25 AM   #35
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Buttburner,
Are you like 7 foot??? You make that Shirley look like a toy.
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:19 AM   #36
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:20 AM   #37
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Come October I'll have a 24x75!! Y'all made me do it....
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:54 AM   #38
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ButtBurner---that thing is beautiful. What a cool story.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:59 AM   #39
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fnbish won his on here. Paul donated that one too. I forget the cause
That was for the Gainesville Jaycees Empty Stocking Fund back in Nov 2013...as that is when I won my SS2, also

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Here is my cabinet Patio from this weekends Stagecoach BBQ comp in Indio CA.

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Old 04-27-2015, 08:18 PM   #42
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Here's my Shirley, 24 x 65 cabinet, hybrid model (has direct cooking charcoal rack).
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:52 PM   #43
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I SO need this cooker. How many butts (8-10 pounders) can you fit in it comfortably?
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On Tuesday night my 2 sons, my 2 buddies and I got in my Expedition and began our 2796 mile round trip to meet Paul Shirley and see what he and his crew made for me. We arrived in Tuscaloosa at about 11 pm after almost24 hours of driving. We woke up and headed to Paul's at about 9. My cooker (30X90 Custom deluxe with cabinet doors and a stainless shelf) was out front awaiting our arrival. Paul, Tyler and Cody were out there too. First thing Paul does is walk up to the truck and ask How was the trip"? and shakes my hand thru the window. He instructs me to pull around and hook up. I got out and was greeted by another handshake and a hug. Good people. We talked for a few minutes and I handed him an envelope with my final payment. He just stuffed it into his pocket unceremoniously and we went on talking. He gave us a tour of "where the magic happens" and gave me big bag of rub to try out. We talked a little more then walked back to the truck to begin our trip home. Another handshake and hug and we were on our way (an hour and a half after arriving). It felt like a few minutes. On our trip home Paul called everyday to check in. Made it home after 2 1/2 days of hitting BBQ Joints (that's a different post). Fired up the cooker for a 4 hour seasoning and then just let her run adding 6 Pork butts, 2 briskets, 8 rack of ribs, 20# of chicken wings and 80 (yes 80) bacon wrapped stuffed Jalapenos. Took a few pictures but got busy and tired dealing with 35 degree weather including a 24 hour rainstorm that threw me a curveball. The smoker was awesome! Held temp like a champ with about a 5 - 10 degree variance from side to side. Fed about 60 people and sent everyone home with some food. Everyone raved.

Thanks Paul Shirley! A true American businessman! Business on a handshake and belief that you say what you mean and do what you say. I am honored to finally call myself part of the Shirley Fabrication Family!

Many more fun times and photos to come!
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:47 AM   #45
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Ok y'all are killing me with this thread haha. Great stories from all and some day I hope to be posting pictures of mine up here.
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