MMMM.. BRISKET..
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  



Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, equipment and outdoor cookin' . ** Other cooking techniques are welcomed for when your cookin' in the kitchen. Post your hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures, but stay on topic and watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2018, 01:41 PM   #1
mtoy
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 11-15-17
Location: Los Altos
Default I picked up my smoker today! (Kat BBQ 48x24 reverse flow)

Just been lurking, because it is cold and I am not cooking much, and because my BBQ life has been on hold a little bit, waiting for today ...

smoker-on-trailer-small.jpg

So here's my first post, there is a Facebook album with all the pictures, it's me and some friends picking up the smoker, from Kat BBQ Smokers in Modesto, CA. It's a 48x24 reverse flow with a warmer which you can convert into a vertical.

I have not even seasoned the pit yet, so I have no wise things to say about how great or not great it is, but I can say that there is something magic about thick steel that makes you think, every time you touch this thing, "THIS is how smokers should be built".

( that same "magic" is why it took a crew of six people to get it up onto my raised patio )

Anyway, howdy all, thought you might enjoy the pictures. I'll post again once I have some miles on it and know more than "it shore is purty", which it is.

Last edited by mtoy; 03-12-2018 at 04:15 PM..
mtoy is offline   Reply With Quote




Old 03-12-2018, 01:44 PM   #2
BillN
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
BillN's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-14-16
Location: St David, Az.
Name/Nickname : Bill
Default

Congratulations, looking forward to your initial cooks.
__________________
Bill, from Cochise County Arizona
LSG 24 X 36 Horizonatal Offset w/warming oven,
32" fire pit with swinging cooking grate,
PK 360 w/Grill Grates
BillN is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 03:54 PM   #3
SmittyJonz
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
SmittyJonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-17-13
Location: Burleson Tx
Default

__________________
NO Such Thing as Over Smoked - just Over Dirty Smoked.............
SmittyJonz is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 03:55 PM   #4
KevinJ
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
KevinJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-09-15
Location: Pensacola, FL
Default

Congrats, KAT makes some top notch pits.
__________________
MAK Grills 1 Star General w/Flame Zone
Weber Performer/Slow 'N Sear/Vortex
Weber Go-Anywhere


All American Moinkballer
KevinJ is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 03:57 PM   #5
angryelfFan
is one Smokin' Farker

 
angryelfFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-28-16
Location: Ann Arbor (but still a Buckeye fan)
Default

Congrats! I would say that is quite and upgrade from your old smoker.
__________________
Blackstone 36"
PK Original
Weber Smokey Mtn 18.5"
Humphrey's Battle Box
Shirley 24 x 42 Straight Back
angryelfFan is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 04:09 PM   #6
mtoy
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 11-15-17
Location: Los Altos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by angryelfFan View Post
Congrats! I would say that is quite and upgrade from your old smoker.
Thanks. I had the life changing moment of tasting great BBQ once upon a time, and then I started the quest trying to figure out how to make great BBQ, and it took me a lot longer than most people to get it figured out (decades). The little cruddy sidebox was good enough, it was super fussy and didn't make much, but it was cheap, AND I learned a lot about what matters in the process.

When I finally got good enough, the cruddy smoker was instantly too small.

The calculation for me on the new smoker was "for my best friend in the world, how long am I willing to spend trimming brisket before a cook?" then size the smoker to cook that much brisket. I think this pit will do 6-8 (depending on size) and I think that's about as much as I would ever be willing to cook at once. I remember watching a video of some youtube guy trimming twenty briskets for his first cook in his trailer sized (propane tank based) offset and thinking, "nope, don't ever want to do that"

Last edited by mtoy; 03-12-2018 at 04:53 PM..
mtoy is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Old 03-12-2018, 04:33 PM   #7
ronbrad62
is Blowin Smoke!

 
ronbrad62's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-16-16
Location: Johns Creek, Ga.
Name/Nickname : Ron
Default

That smoker looks awesome. Waiting patiently for some action shots.
__________________
Ron
ronbrad62 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 04:40 PM   #8
Springram
is One Chatty Farker

 
Springram's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-14-12
Location: Spring, Texas
Default

Super looking cooker! Congratulations!
__________________
Certified Carcinogenic Meat Eater (CCME)
LSG 24"X24"X36" vertical offset smoker
LG and MiniMax BGE
Weber 22.5 Master Touch
Hunsaker drum
Weber Smokey Joe
Blackstone griddle
PK Grill (original)
Springram is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 04:45 PM   #9
LloydQ
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 12-12-16
Location: Vicksburg, MS.
Default

It shore is purty!
LloydQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 04:56 PM   #10
ssv3
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
ssv3's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-25-12
Location: Los Angeles
Name/Nickname : Sako
Default

Congrats! KAT's are nice.
__________________
LSG 24x30 V/O
Yoder YS640
DCS 36 Gasser
Vision Kamado PRO
Blackstone Griddle Retrofit
Blackstone Pizza Oven
WSJ(K), WGA(P) WJJ(CU)
Hunsaker Drum & Pit Barrer Junior
Kingsford Oval (resto mod)
"THE BLACKSTONE POSSE" Member
ssv3 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 05:01 PM   #11
AKMIMNAK
Take a breath!

 
AKMIMNAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-02-17
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Name/Nickname : Jonathan
Default

That thing is awesome. I'll have to look into KATs. Seems like a very quality build. Congrats and happy smoking!
__________________
Want a chance at a free Lone Star Grillz 20x42 with Offroad Package? Subscribe to my YouTube channel and share the video below everywhere you can on social media! If we hit 100K subs by June 15, 2020 I'll be giving one away right on my channel. Thanks for your help and good luck!

LSG 20x42 Giveaway Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uddf7HM5WDM
AKMIMNAK is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 05:12 PM   #12
allboy
Full Fledged Farker
 
allboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-14-06
Location: Tacoma, Wa.
Default

Very nice. I have been drooling over a Kat.
allboy is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 05:32 PM   #13
tom b
Babbling Farker

 
tom b's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-12-15
Location: Temecula, CA
Default

Beauty, Congrats!
__________________
MAK 2 Star General, Built in Santa Maria Pit, Weber Performer Deluxe 22 w/CB Rotisserie, Blackstone Pizza Oven, Bayou Classic 36" offset, WGA
tom b is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 06:12 PM   #14
Blythewood BBQ'er
Babbling Farker

 
Blythewood BBQ'er's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-17-13
Location: Blythewood, SC
Name/Nickname : Dennis
Default

Very nice! Congratulations!
__________________
BUBBA GRILLS 250r, CharGriller Akorn, 1.5 uds, 28in Blackstone, Weber Copper Performer Premium, Weber 26er, Weber Jumbo Joe, and a set of Octoforks!




GOOD FOOD GOOD TIMES AND GOOD FRIENDS CAN BE FOUND HERE!! THE BBQ BRETHREN BASHES!
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=8
Blythewood BBQ'er is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 03-12-2018, 06:22 PM   #15
pjtexas1
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
pjtexas1's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-28-11
Location: Belton, Tx
Name/Nickname : Texas Pete
Default

Congrats! She's a beauty. I'm with you on trimming briskets. Once you get over 6-8 it's just work.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
__________________
Paul (aka Texas Pete)
Shirley 24x55 Straight Back / T&K GF /Abe's 48" Entertainer / 22.5 OTG / 28" BS / Jimmy with CB Roti and pizza kit / Red Box Smoker on custom cart
Char-Griller Premium Kettle / Barrel House Cooker / Pit Boss Copperhead / Char-Griller Akorn Jr /Smoke Daddy Pellet Pro 440

The 2019 Texas BBQ Brethren Fall Bash Planning Post! (Link)
pjtexas1 is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.
Custom search MAY not work(no display box) in some configurations of Internet Explorer. Please use compliant version of Firefox or Chrome.







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts