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AsstChief7
04-06-2008, 01:57 PM
After many years of looking, talking to owners, talking to manufacturers, wishing, and researching what would best fit our needs, we have ordered a Bates Custom Pit.

Here are a few pictures of the early construction of our new Bates Custom Pit that is being built by Lone Star Custom Pits and Grills. Steve and Tom have been GREAT to work with and have always been Johnny on the spot to answer emails, return phone calls, etc. Just a real pleasure to work with and from the looks of things, they are building one fine pit

Thanks Steve and Tom and I will post more updates as I get them. Hopefully we will be picking us this "monster" :eek: in mid-May.

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst1.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst2.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst3.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst4.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst6.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst7.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst8.jpg

Will post updates as we get them. 8-)

txschutte
04-06-2008, 01:59 PM
That thing is farkin huge!! Can't wait to see it in action.

Meat Burner
04-06-2008, 02:01 PM
Good Gawd What A Smokin Machine:eusa_clap Can't wait to see the finished product and food pron. AWSOME!!!!

Bearbonez
04-06-2008, 02:02 PM
That thing is a monster. Looks awesome so far. Keep us posted on the updates.

BBQ Grail
04-06-2008, 03:48 PM
That's not a monster that's Godzilla!

Looking forward to seeing the progress.

capri man
04-06-2008, 04:12 PM
looks like a choo choo train!!!!:eusa_clap:eusa_clap:biggrin:

Jaberwabee
04-06-2008, 04:21 PM
You gonna feed the 81st airborne with that?
Looks like its gonna be a nice rig.

McClung
04-06-2008, 05:58 PM
I see where you're going, planning on using it to teach fire behavior classes so you can get the tax write off huh? Good thinking there Chief! I'm a Compartment Fire Behavior Instructor so I can come down and help you with that, of course it'll cost you some ribs, brisket, Guinness, and Scotch!

jestridge
04-06-2008, 06:09 PM
Now, that is what I called a smoker it looks great. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

nonthink
04-06-2008, 06:37 PM
That's not a monster that's Godzilla!

Looking forward to seeing the progress.

That's not Godzilla, that's Mechagodzilla.
http://www.monsterislandtoys.com/MECHA_GODZILLA_2004_6INCHES.jpg

BBQ Grail
04-06-2008, 06:39 PM
What are you going to pull that monster with?

JediDog
04-06-2008, 06:41 PM
Man that's huge. Is that gonna be for a restaurant or something?

Wyatt
04-06-2008, 06:45 PM
Can you get it even bigger?

BBQ Grail
04-06-2008, 06:49 PM
Can you get it even bigger?

Slow down Wyatt! Dad's not going to let you have a smoker bigger than his!

AsstChief7
04-06-2008, 07:52 PM
Can you get it even bigger?

LOL... Sure you can !! :biggrin: Here is what you are seeing now:

One 30 by 72 main chamber with two doors and 3 pull out shelves each, 30 by 30 by 36 vertical with 4 pull out shelves, Tuning plates, 30 by 30 square insulated fire box with gas assist. Two gas fry burners. 24 by 48 wood storage rack, One diamond plate charcoal grill with raised lid.

AsstChief7
04-06-2008, 07:54 PM
I see where you're going, planning on using it to teach fire behavior classes so you can get the tax write off huh? Good thinking there Chief! I'm a Compartment Fire Behavior Instructor so I can come down and help you with that, of course it'll cost you some ribs, brisket, Guinness, and Scotch!

Shhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Don't give away the secrets... LOL. And, just give me a couple days notice as to when you will arrive :rolleyes:

michiana mark
04-06-2008, 08:04 PM
Can you get it even bigger?


Wyatt, when you get ready to order yours, just tell them you want one bigger than the Chief's. Next year for your birthday ask for donations to your pit fund.

LoneStarTom
04-07-2008, 09:21 AM
LOL... Sure you can !! :biggrin: Here is what you are seeing now:

One 30 by 72 main chamber with two doors and 3 pull out shelves each, 30 by 30 by 36 vertical with 4 pull out shelves, Tuning plates, 30 by 30 square insulated fire box with gas assist. Two gas fry burners. 24 by 48 wood storage rack, One diamond plate charcoal grill with raised lid.Don't forget about the 3 sinks with hot water, fold down roof system, and 600 watt lighting system. It's a dandy.

Harbormaster
04-07-2008, 09:49 AM
Wow. That thing is massive.
I am impressed.

JamesTX
04-07-2008, 10:20 AM
Don't forget about the 3 sinks with hot water, fold down roof system, and 600 watt lighting system. It's a dandy.

You must be the builder? Looks good. Obviously, if you want a BIG smoker, it has to come from Texas.

K I N G P I N
04-07-2008, 10:28 AM
Jesus Christ!!! You need an 18 wheeler to pull that farker. I see what you bought with you tax money....WOOOOHOOOOOO

jtfisher63
04-15-2008, 01:07 PM
One 30 by 72 main chamber with two doors and 3 pull out shelves each, 30 by 30 by 36 vertical with 4 pull out shelves, Tuning plates, 30 by 30 square insulated fire box with gas assist. Two gas fry burners. 24 by 48 wood storage rack, One diamond plate charcoal grill with raised lid.

That thing is awesome! Think you could shoot me some pics of the entrance to the upright from the barrel? Or atleast describe it to me? I'm having trouble figuring out how big the hole should be between the two and where it should be located. Thanks.

we'll smoke u
04-15-2008, 05:15 PM
Man that thing is going to be nice when it gets done.

AsstChief7
05-16-2008, 06:06 PM
Here are some updated pictures that we got yesterday! :shock:

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst9.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst10.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst11.jpg

More Later 8)

Rookie'48
05-16-2008, 06:44 PM
You'd better go with a Diesel that has a Jake brake to pull (& stop) that monster. Seriously, what is the dry weight and tongue weight going to be when it's done?
How many axles of what weight rating & are their going to be brakes on all wheels?

Smokin Mike
05-16-2008, 06:51 PM
ok now I seen the ultimate,,,,, congrats

wow,

Michael

MAB52
05-16-2008, 06:54 PM
Very nice lookin rig there Chief!!! You da MAN!!!

Norcoredneck
05-16-2008, 07:04 PM
Good old American Iron. Bet you can't wait.

jestridge
05-16-2008, 10:36 PM
Now that is a smoker. Dont think we could get it in our welding shop at school. VeryNice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

McClung
05-17-2008, 02:38 PM
Well now, it's impressive as hell BUT to be a proper Texas Q trailer reckon the tail end ought to be more like a covered stock trailer so you can haul the fresh beef with ya!

LoneStarTom
05-17-2008, 02:53 PM
You'd better go with a Diesel that has a Jake brake to pull (& stop) that monster. Seriously, what is the dry weight and tongue weight going to be when it's done?
How many axles of what weight rating & are their going to be brakes on all wheels?We haven't weighed it yet but it should come in at less than 5000#. It will be on twin 3500# axles with brakes on both. Here is a a finished cooker that is very similar to the Chief's pit. http://www.lonestarcustompits.com/beyond.html
I pulled it up to Minnesota with ease. It increased my fuel consumption by about 20%

Dr_KY
05-17-2008, 05:31 PM
Ohh that's going to be one mean cooker!

McClung
05-17-2008, 10:22 PM
That's really outstanding. I can't help but think what a waste it would have been if you had wound up in the oil patch as a welder!

eugenius
05-18-2008, 07:32 AM
Talk about tailgatin with the TIDE! You could feed the whole stadium.:eek:

wnkt
05-18-2008, 04:08 PM
Can you get it even bigger?

Here ya go...http://www.dizzypigbbq.com/images/CompetitionPics/14DC05/20WorldsLargestGrill.jpg

Solidkick
05-18-2008, 05:24 PM
That's a doozie of a smoker!

AsstChief7
05-27-2008, 08:19 PM
More updates and coming right along!! :icon_cool

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst12.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst13.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst14.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst15.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst17a.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst19a.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst20a.jpg

http://www.brucewade.com/Pit/PitConst21a.jpg


More Later 8)

Norcoredneck
05-27-2008, 08:36 PM
Man that is going to be a monster.

Monty
05-27-2008, 08:47 PM
holy cow! cool!

what's going to go on top of the expanded metal up top? Do those sides (on the overhead) hinge down, or stay out?

jeffjenkins1
05-27-2008, 09:02 PM
Out standing! Man, that is nice.

Jeff

KC_Bobby
05-27-2008, 09:15 PM
I've never seen a smoker with an attic before :eek: ... or is that the sundeck?

BBQ Enthusiast
05-27-2008, 10:07 PM
I like the "go fast" chrome on the wheels:cool:

Cliff H.
05-27-2008, 10:46 PM
I want one of those.

Have you smoked anything in it yet ?

AsstChief7
05-28-2008, 06:38 AM
holy cow! cool!

what's going to go on top of the expanded metal up top? Do those sides (on the overhead) hinge down, or stay out?

That is for storage... EZ-Up's, Supplies, etc. :rolleyes: As KC Bobby asked, a storage attic :-D

AsstChief7
05-28-2008, 06:40 AM
I want one of those.

Have you smoked anything in it yet ?

Not yet Cliff, they are still working on it and should be completed soon. :wink:

Smokin Gator
05-28-2008, 06:58 AM
Simply awesome!!!

JamesTX
06-23-2008, 03:53 PM
We need an update on this. I want to see the finished product.

Brian in So Cal
06-23-2008, 09:39 PM
Wow!!