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Greatwolf13



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04 13 10:30 am    Post subject: what was your grill Reply with quote

I am thinking about trying to get into catering but the first thing I would need to do is upgrade the smoker. I don't think I could cook for 50 people on 3 Weber grills. What was the grill you used when you first got started and what do you use now?

Thanks for your time and help.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04 13 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We started with 3 Chargriller Pro's, 2 with the side firebox and 1 was used for grilling. It wasn't fun though......
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05 13 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8' upright smoker (go big or go home)LOL!
You need at least a 120Gal propane tank size.
If you really wanted to go cheap,Make four or five UDS and mount them on a small trailer.you should be able to cook about 80-100 lbs raw butts.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06 13 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're going to need more than a grill,

We use on for several different items, but making BBQ is not one of it's uses. We went with a 24"x60" from big john grills, and added a rotisserie attachment, and side guards to direct the heat better.
I love it, but it is pricey.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06 13 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First revenue-generating pit was a 6' x 30" offset stickburner, homebuilt and trailer mounted. I could feed 100-150 people, worked great.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07 13 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prairie Smoke wrote:
First revenue-generating pit was a 6' x 30" offset stickburner, homebuilt and trailer mounted. I could feed 100-150 people, worked great.


Too bad it got stolen, right Rob? That was a number of cookers ago now. BTW I got 64# of butts on my 22.5"WSM with no problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08 13 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started with 2 char-grillers, one I had added a rib box over the offset firebox.. 2 webber grills and 2 turkey friers all mounted to my 3 place snowmobile trailer.

I easily fed 85 people horseovaries and dinner off this setup.
I now use a Lang 84 Deluxe on a custom built kitchen trailer for vending or on site food prep of many kinds.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08 13 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr.Tony, I must say your first set-up looks nearly as rag-tagged as our own humble beginings! Kudo's to you for sticking with your dream and making it happen..
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09 13 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ridge View BBQ wrote:
Mr.Tony, I must say your first set-up looks nearly as rag-tagged as our own humble beginings! Kudo's to you for sticking with your dream and making it happen..


Thank you all at Ridge View BBQ!! I dont usually smile from being lumped in with the description "rag-tagged", but did here!! Wink Very Happy

I've always said, nightmares are dreams too, but keep on pressing on!!! Shocked Laughing I look forward to the day I think this rig is kinda rag-tagged! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09 13 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Tony's BBQ wrote:
Ridge View BBQ wrote:
Mr.Tony, I must say your first set-up looks nearly as rag-tagged as our own humble beginings! Kudo's to you for sticking with your dream and making it happen..


Thank you all at Ridge View BBQ!! I dont usually smile from being lumped in with the description "rag-tagged", but did here!! Wink Very Happy

I've always said, nightmares are dreams too, but keep on pressing on!!! Shocked Laughing I look forward to the day I think this rig is kinda rag-tagged! Wink


I don't think thats gonna happen,,you made look back and say look how dated or something. But thats first class all the way! I need to dig up the old photo's of us with 3 Chargriller's in the back of the pick-up!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02 13 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started with 1 Chargriller Pro



Using a Southern Yankee BBQ rotisserie smoker and 4'x2' grill
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