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I need some ideas please. I want something different than your typical trailer with an Aggie spin. It won't be too terribly big, but should have the regular stuff (pit, fryer, smoker, burners, etc.)
...who the heck seriously knows except God, and Sumlin. ~ Aggiemom6
Couple of things.....
-If you're going to spend the money for a trailer smoker make sure you purchase something with a reverse flow design. That can either be a tuning plate or a baffled plate under the grate. It will be a little more expensive hit it will eliminate the hot and cold spots that happen on a traditional smoker.
-Another nice touch is to have something cut out on the CNC table at your local fabrication shop either the state of Texas and you can paint it maroon or something along those lines. It's clearl Ag but not too in your face.
-If you can have an ignition kit built onto your firebox you won't have to lug around a propane tank and weed burner (one less thing to forget when you are packing everything up)
-Go one size bigger than you're expecting to get, you'd be amazed at how often opportunities present themself once everyone knows you have a large smoker. This is a major purchase and the last thing you want is to feel regret that you didn't go quite big enough. I look back at the one that was smaller that I almost bought and I would have either had to buy a second one or have major work done to expand the capacity.
I also have some thoughts on the major pit fabricators in state. Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions.
Good stuff. PM sent
Go big or go home.
Are you wanting a trailer that you can get up in to work or simply a smoker on axles?
Are you wanting a water and refrigeration system on it?
Are you looking for theme ideas, layouts, fabrication, or logistical ideas?
What is "not to big"? A 16' trailer, 12', or 24 footer?
A trailer to get up and do work!
Water not refrigeration
I'm an Aggie.
Between 12 and 16.
Give these guys a look, they make great stuff.
Custom BBQ smokers barbeque pit grill rig Makers of custom bbq pits, grills, smoker trailers, tailgating pits, mobile rigs, catering, competition smokers and barbecue accessories.
Thanks Javelina. I stubbled upon their website the other day.
Do ya have a budget in mind?
These things can go from $1500 to $15000 in zero flat.
Proverbs 10:4 (NIV)
Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.
I have a buddy that built the most functional Bar-B-Q - Smoker - Bar I've ever seen. Looks great and is actually really, really easy to work off of. I ask him to send me some pics of it, when he does, I will post them for you. Maybe you can get some Ideas.
Good Bull = $400.....8k-10k and possibly more
507 - Please send them over
Just PM'd ya a couple.....One looks like it is exactly what ya looking for at a good $$ too.
Make sure you have plenty of storage,either opposite the smoker or have an extra long tongue works well.You will gather more cooking stuff than than you can imagine.
I don't know squat about cooking rigs, but saw this in my travels yesterday...
This post was edited by Maroon85 18 months ago
Somebody school me on the good and bad of this rig...
My two cents, just from the pictures of the outside . . .
The firebox is too large for the pit, either you're going to have trouble keeping the temps down or it's so inefficient that it needs a firebox that big.
Firebox offset isn't large enough (assuming that there isn't some serious baffling going on on the inside of the pit). That pit is going to have a very extreme temperature gradient moving from the bottom to the top of the horizontal.
What are the vents for at the bottom of the vertical? Seriously, what are they for?
I don't see any provisions for a drain, so you're either going to have to add one yourself or clean the grease out by hand every time you're done smoking. Or I guess you could prop that bad boy up on its side and drain the grease out of the vents on the vertical . . .
The trailer has no storage for wood, utensils, propane, burners, etc. Nor does it look like it can be retrofitted for any of those things given the size of the trailer itself and the materials it's made out of (is that tube or pipe?).
I you could get it for cheap enough that you could have some money left over to lower the firebox, install a drain and put the cooker itself on a different trailer with provisions for all the things you need to cook, then you might have yourself a nice little pit. Then again, you might not.
This post was edited by JavelinaAg 18 months ago
There is a drain under the vert. Actually a nice ball-valve.
Otherwise agree with everything jav said.
Also typically want the thermometers a little lower, same level as your main cooking level. And I think designs where the doors do not get to or cross midline on the top keeps the heat/smoke in when have to open it.
Love my Klose I got last summer. As someone said above, go bigger than you initially want. Wish I had.
Thanks for the lesson. I also saw this outside of Brenham last week. I haven't called for the asking price yet...
Beat me to it Maroon.
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