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smokeisgood
03-13-2013, 06:38 PM
Snow is lightly falling, pit is sprayed down and fire lit for seasoning. Didn't take long for the fire to stabilize the heat and start putting out the nice blue smoke....can't wait to actually cook something on it....:biggrin1:
http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz245/sldavis2155/sniper.jpg

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
03-13-2013, 06:41 PM
That is one sweet looking smoker.

I have a certain fondness for it since I was born in Louisville and moved to Texas. :mrgreen:

cowgirl
03-13-2013, 06:44 PM
Beautiful! :cool:

smokeisgood
03-13-2013, 06:44 PM
That is one sweet looking smoker.
Thanks. The guys at Pitmaker make a tremendous product. I was truly impressed when Pete showed me around, and I got to see several of the vaults, safes, and snipers in various stages of build and see how they are insulated.

stephan
03-13-2013, 07:08 PM
Thats a sweet smoker you got there

PatAttack
03-13-2013, 07:16 PM
Beautiful weapon!

Q-Dat
03-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Very nice! I have been wondering why there is so little user opinion out there on this pit. You hear a ton about their insulated verticals, but next to nothing about their stickburners.

smokeisgood
03-13-2013, 08:50 PM
Very nice! I have been wondering why there is so little user opinion out there on this pit. You hear a ton about their insulated verticals, but next to nothing about their stickburners.
Their verticals are nice, and if I ever get a trailer I'll have this sniper mounted on it along with a vault. I prefer offsets, simply because it is what I have always used. I can't really imagine one being much better built than this one. We'll see how she cooks in a few days...

MisterChrister
03-13-2013, 09:19 PM
Yowser that's beautiful!

Smokin Patriots
03-13-2013, 09:23 PM
Pitmaker is a hell of a product! Looking forward to more pics!

Johnny_Crunch
03-13-2013, 09:23 PM
Nice cooker!

Ijustwantedtolookatpics
03-13-2013, 09:25 PM
That's a beauty! Congrats

Crazy Harry
03-13-2013, 09:28 PM
oh yes

garzanium
03-13-2013, 09:32 PM
awwwe ya! nice smoke chuggin along. Awesome rig

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Libertarian
03-13-2013, 09:38 PM
I have a Safe and am very interested in adding a long rifle sniper to the fleet. Will be interested in your impressions of this pit after you start cooking on it. Keep us updated!

jmoney7269
03-14-2013, 07:46 AM
man thats a beautiful pit! love the way the hinges open up. that thing can fit alot of food in it. its like 5000" of cookspace.
did ya by chance have any pics of the inside, fire needed to retain temp and food. when i picked up my vault victor was talking about doin a reverse flow magnum sniper with insulated firebox. them guys build exceptional products with the best fit and finish in the business. like comparing a 18' invader to a 36' yellowfin.

Wolverine
03-14-2013, 08:28 AM
You lucky dog, I have been looking at pitmaker for the last two years and seem to be sold on it, however shipping cost will break the bank, even to drive down and back will break the bank, Yall in the south have some great cookers and make some darn good food, To bad they were not closer to the D,

PaPaQ
03-14-2013, 08:46 AM
Very Nice Smoker!

Smokin Patriots
03-14-2013, 08:47 AM
keep the pics coming! Enjoy

jestridge
03-14-2013, 09:02 AM
Nice

hcj3rd
03-14-2013, 09:19 AM
I have all of Pitmakers pits on our trailer and my favorite is the Sniper. I love cooking on that thing. It doesn't get as much press as the Vault or Safe because Victor and George really push there verticals but you won't find a better offset than the Sniper.
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DownHomeQue
03-14-2013, 11:53 AM
Gotta Love Stickburner's! we may have to tend to our pits more often.. but.. i feel like they turn out some Mighty Fine QUE! :clap:

jmoney7269
03-14-2013, 01:11 PM
That's a nice rig! For the little people we feed at cookoffs, a big stickburner would just be overkill. I tell you what, your timing on wrapping stuff gotta be right on or it drips on your other foods. I don't like a brisket that got rib glaze on it. stick burners got a big advantage when it comes to that for sure. But I tell you what, it's nice to be able to throw in 10 lbs lump, few chunks of wood and cook all day.

joshcary
03-14-2013, 01:35 PM
I love stick burners, and congrats on the new pit! I'll run both stick burners and pellet cookers in comps... But just there's something about an offset smoker that makes me smile!

smokeisgood
03-14-2013, 02:22 PM
man thats a beautiful pit! love the way the hinges open up. that thing can fit alot of food in it. its like 5000" of cookspace.
did ya by chance have any pics of the inside, fire needed to retain temp and food. when i picked up my vault victor was talking about doin a reverse flow magnum sniper with insulated firebox. them guys build exceptional products with the best fit and finish in the business. like comparing a 18' invader to a 36' yellowfin.

I have picture of the inside, but didn't take any of the fire. If it tells you anything, it was about 33 degrees with wind blowing, I started a charcoal chiimney half full, once it was ginnin then dumped it on the grate, set two splits on the coals, and then crossed two more. Not a huge fire by any means. And of course, the more coals I got going in there, the less actual wood needed to maintain temp. Burned it for about five hours on probably 8-10 splits...

smokeisgood
03-14-2013, 02:26 PM
That's a nice rig! For the little people we feed at cookoffs, a big stickburner would just be overkill. I tell you what, your timing on wrapping stuff gotta be right on or it drips on your other foods. I don't like a brisket that got rib glaze on it. stick burners got a big advantage when it comes to that for sure. But I tell you what, it's nice to be able to throw in 10 lbs lump, few chunks of wood and cook all day.

That's why I like all that room, even though I will rarely fill the thing, I like to have the ability to start everything but ribs on the grates and then transfer them into aluminum pans. Makes things much less messy...
http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz245/sldavis2155/cookinggrates.jpg

Pappy Q
03-14-2013, 04:26 PM
Nice!

smokeisgood
03-14-2013, 06:41 PM
Nice!
Swing by tomorrow...I'll be there most of the day.

Wampus
03-14-2013, 06:56 PM
Bad. Arse. Pit.

LoneStarMojo
03-14-2013, 10:50 PM
uh...Day-UM...that is a thing of beauty. You lucky dog!

Libertarian
03-15-2013, 06:37 AM
Is that bottom rack wide/big enough to cook a small pig? The Sniper is on the top of my list but I'm curious about the size of the bottom rack. Anyone have first-hand experience?

smokeisgood
03-15-2013, 11:13 AM
Is that bottom rack wide/big enough to cook a small pig? The Sniper is on the top of my list but I'm curious about the size of the bottom rack. Anyone have first-hand experience?

I've never done a whole pig, but I would think so. The rack itself is 22" deep x 54.5" wide. (Note this is the Long Rifle, which has a 10" longer cookbox than the regular Sniper). The racks all come out very easily, so I think cooking a small pig would be pretty easily done in it.

JS-TX
03-15-2013, 11:34 AM
Nice smoker! Pitmaker makes some nice stuff.