View Full Version : New Lone Star Grillz vertical offset and first cook

11-18-2013, 12:47 PM
Picked up my new pit on Friday. It's the 24x30 veritcal offset. My first impression was "Whoa, I way over bought this time".:shocked: Even after seeing pictures of it I didn't really understand how huge it is. After getting it home and in place I seasoned it according to their instructions. Didn't have time to cook on Saturday as I had prior commitments so I just built a small fire and pre seasoned it. On Sunday I wanted to continue the seasoning process and adjusting the tuning plates but I couldn't resist throwing on some Sharp Cheddar Cheese, ABT's, some freezer burned sausage and a couple of meat loafs. Wow, best meat loaf we've ever eaten.

First impression, this thing is HUGE! I feel a little dumb buying such a big smoker as my 1st. I like quality gear, whatever it is, and this smoker is top notch. I was a bit surprised as to how big an appetite this thing has for fuel, however, once I got a good bed of coal established and it got up to temp, it was very easy to control the temp and recover from my constant opening of the chamber door.

I appreciate this forum and thanks to everyone that contributes as it's helped me greatly. There is so much fun stuff to learn about this Art.

My concrete slab didn't get poured before I took delivery, that's why it's on plywood. I'm 6'6" and the stacks on this thing are an inch taller than I am and it weighs 5 times as much.

First meal: Smoked Meat Loaf w/Rosemary Garlic Roasted Potates and fresh Green Beans.

11-18-2013, 12:50 PM
Very nice, congrats!!

11-18-2013, 12:51 PM
Those are nice and I used LSGs for much of my inspiration for Earl, just mixed in a bit of Bandera.

Can't wait to hear more!

11-18-2013, 12:54 PM
Nice! :thumb:

11-18-2013, 12:55 PM
That thing is a beast. Congrats!

11-18-2013, 01:00 PM
Nice Smoker...

A big man needs a big smoker...I'm sure you'll fill it up in no time...:thumb:

11-18-2013, 01:06 PM
That is a big cooker. What does the inside look like?


Uncle JJ
11-18-2013, 01:13 PM
That thing is rad. You just changed your life - people you haven't seen in years will start to come out of the woodwork!

11-18-2013, 01:18 PM
Here's a shot of the inside. It seems pretty versatile. There are 2 sausage hanger rods in the very top that can be removed.

Big George's BBQ
11-18-2013, 01:24 PM
Very Nice Congrats and enjoy

11-18-2013, 01:26 PM
seeing more and more of these...nice rig...go big or go to your backyard lol

11-18-2013, 01:26 PM
welcome to the LSG family!

11-18-2013, 01:44 PM
Nice weapon!

11-18-2013, 02:18 PM
Congrats on the new smoker

11-18-2013, 07:21 PM
welcome to the LSG family!

Yeah... What he said !!!

Congrats... it's a great pit...

The 30" in a huge !!!.... you'll love it.

I was initially debating the 20" vs 24" as I was not looking for as much capacity as I used to have.... until Chris at LSG told me that the 20" really wouldn't work right if I wanted to insulate the firebox as it would cut down interior size for logs...

11-18-2013, 07:44 PM
Just wow - That meatloaf looks great and with greens - my wife would be happy and so would I :) Congrats and I wish you many a good cook with may a big smile. :thumb:

11-18-2013, 07:49 PM
Great looking smoker you have there.

11-18-2013, 07:53 PM
Beautiful smoker, that bad boy should fit all your needs.
Thats a good looking meal you prepared.