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BKING!
03-08-2018, 10:04 PM
Alright guys! I am fixing to put my order in at custom pits to build me an offset. Got the approval from the wife and everything!

It will be a 72x 36in 500 gallon barrel 3/8 in steel.

It will have 2 or 3 cooking racks (need to discuss with them tomorrow). If I put 3 I. They said I should have 6.5 inch spacing and approximately 41.5 sq feet cooking surface.

Firebox will insulated with two 1/4 plates, custom cnc cut dampers, and custom cnc cut firegrate which will be 1/4 thick.

Trailer is a 3500 lb axel

I was contemplating the charcoal grill but I always do hamburgers and hot dogs indirect anyway so if I needed volume cooking I should be ok.

Comes with fire log storage basket.

Should be about $4,100 tax and all with 2 grates and $4,300 with 3 grates.

I am stoked!

Twisted T's Q
03-08-2018, 10:12 PM
congrats

Ag76
03-08-2018, 10:14 PM
Sounds like it will be a fine pit. Congrats.

pjtexas1
03-08-2018, 10:20 PM
You can never have too many racks!

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BKING!
03-09-2018, 04:25 AM
You can never have too many racks!

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Yeah I'll probably get the 3rd rack. Just need to verify what the spacing would be.

LordRiffenstein
03-09-2018, 06:41 AM
Congratulations!

Cue the Tom Petty song!!

kdub5
03-09-2018, 07:00 AM
Nice job selling the wife on the purchase. You won't be disappointed! I love my A1.

BillN
03-09-2018, 11:48 AM
Sweet, if you get three grates have them install a set of shelf brackets as if you were going with two grates, you never know you may want to do 30 turkeys some day and you will need two grates with more space.

fwdiii
03-09-2018, 12:28 PM
Sounds like a fantastic smoker.....and an even more fantastic wife!!!!
Congratulations!!

BKING!
03-09-2018, 01:27 PM
Sweet, if you get three grates have them install a set of shelf brackets as if you were going with two grates, you never know you may want to do 30 turkeys some day and you will need two grates with more space.

Well guys the smoker is officially ordered!
Regarding the grates we talked and that's what we are going to do. It's the same
layout as a normal 2 grate smoker with just a third added. The top rack will mainly be pans, chicken, ribs, and briskets.

BKING!
03-11-2018, 12:18 PM
Anybody have any idea how much wood this thing will use? Info about the smoker in the opening post. Also forgot to mention it is reverse flow. Just trying to get an idea of fuel usage so I can have some wood available before I find a more permanent source. It should be ready for pick up in about 2.5 weeks.

Czarbecue
03-11-2018, 12:58 PM
Anybody have any idea how much wood this thing will use? Info about the smoker in the opening post. Also forgot to mention it is reverse flow. Just trying to get an idea of fuel usage so I can have some wood available before I find a more permanent source. It should be ready for pick up in about 2.5 weeks.


I ordered 1/4 cord of wood to start when I started stick burning. This should be a good size to start with and also to sample the wood quality offered by your wood guy. Burn a few sessions without food so you can practice managing the temps and then extrapolate the log usage from there. And take notes during the process!

BKING!
03-11-2018, 01:03 PM
I have a 4x2 foot stack of wood right now. I guess that’s an 1/8 cord? Is that enough to season this thing? About how much wood per hour? I mean this thing is big so I know it will take quite a bit but the firebox is insulated so that should help.

Big George's BBQ
03-11-2018, 02:55 PM
Sounds really nice Looking forward to seeing pics

dwfisk
03-11-2018, 03:27 PM
I have a 4x2 foot stack of wood right now. I guess that’s an 1/8 cord? Is that enough to season this thing? About how much wood per hour? I mean this thing is big so I know it will take quite a bit but the firebox is insulated so that should help.

Assuming it runs like most pits this size (no reason to think it won’t) your max should be kindling + 6-8 splits to get up to temp and a good coal bed then 2-3 splits per hour to maintain 250*-300*; probably/maybe less with an insulated firebox. Just for reference, to me a “split” is about 1/4 of an 8” diameter log about 16” long.

BKING!
03-11-2018, 03:28 PM
Sounds really nice Looking forward to seeing pics

Will do!

I decided to go ahead and get some more wood and I’ll just take notes on wood usage. I realize it’s probably impossible to know for sure as each smoker is different. I’ll post back in 2-3 weeks once the smoker comes in. Now I just need to come up with a name for her:grin:

Mikhail
03-11-2018, 03:39 PM
That'll be a beast. Looking forward to pics. Any idea of delivery date?

BKING!
03-11-2018, 06:32 PM
That'll be a beast. Looking forward to pics. Any idea of delivery date?

I’ll be picking it up in 2-3 weeks maybe

Mikhail
03-11-2018, 06:44 PM
Fast!