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Curtis
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PostPosted: Sep 13 2012    Post subject: Best trailer smokers Reply with quote

I am narrowing down my decisions to go into commercial cooking. Looking at concession trailers and trailer smokers.
When it comes to trailer smokers, what are some of the better ones out there.
Say my budget is 5k.

Soezzy, your pitmaker rig looks real nice, and I like what they offer on their website. How has that been treating you?
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PostPosted: Sep 13 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Step 1:talk to the HD and see if you need a NSF smoker.If so,Your choice is down to one,maybe two.
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PostPosted: Sep 14 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a $5K budget, there is not going to be a whole heck of a lot available in that range.

The ultimate set-up that I would choose?

An Oyler 700 or a 1300 series on a trailer depending on your projected volume. But you're talking huge coin for that. You may get lucky and find a decent used on for under $15K.
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PostPosted: Sep 14 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garry runs a Pitmaker and has taken a couple of Grand Championships in recent weeks, he says it cooks well.

Me, I cook on a couple of 85 gallon UDS's and while I'd recommend them for backyard and competition cooking, I would want a trailer-ed pit for catering!
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PostPosted: Sep 14 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOVE my Lang - but not a "set-it-and-forget-it kinda cooker!! Got mine used 3 years ago for 3.5k and paid for it in 3 months, while making a profit for muah!
Still using the same smoker several days a week - holding up strong!!
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PostPosted: Sep 22 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commercial cooking requires a commercial cooker.
Some require NSF rating and if thats the case your down to an Ole Hickory or a Southern Pride.
U need to come up with another 5K.
Langs rock but require attention. Really depends on how much your going to do.
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PostPosted: Oct 20 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Bubba Grills . When i bought mine it was under 5k .Lots of room(have put 60 butts on it before) . It is not a set it and forget it or light it and go home for the night kind of smoker but i would recommend them ! Pkerchef
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PostPosted: Oct 20 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bbq Bubba wrote:
Commercial cooking requires a commercial cooker.
Some require NSF rating and if thats the case your down to an Ole Hickory or a Southern Pride.
U need to come up with another 5K.
Langs rock but require attention. Really depends on how much your going to do.


You're forgetting a few makes/models. The Oyler pits are NSF approved & UL listed for indoor commercial use, as is the Little-Red from J&R, Actually, all their solid-fuel cooking appliances have these important ratings for commercial use.
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PostPosted: Oct 21 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oylers are NFS approved.I didn't know that.
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PostPosted: Oct 21 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a lot of companies out there that say they have NSF approved equipment, but its best to check the NSF register to make sure here's one search example:
http://www.nsf.org/Certified/Food/Listings.asp?TradeName=smoker&CompanyName=&PlantState=&PlantCountry=&PlantRegion=&Standard=004
Bottom line, if it ain't somewhere on this web site, it ain't certified.
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PostPosted: Oct 22 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

RodinBangkok wrote:
There's a lot of companies out there that say they have NSF approved equipment, but its best to check the NSF register to make sure here's one search example:
http://www.nsf.org/Certified/Food/Listings.asp?TradeName=smoker&CompanyName=&PlantState=&PlantCountry=&PlantRegion=&Standard=004
Bottom line, if it ain't somewhere on this web site, it ain't certified.



You mean this list??

http://www.nsf.org/Certified/Food/Listings.asp?TradeName=oyler&CompanyName=&PlantState=&PlantCountry=&PlantRegion=&Standard=
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