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Old 07-13-2007, 11:00 PM   #1
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Fired my 37" Open Pit Grill for the 1st Time

I'll make another post about how I like my new cookers as a whole but tonight I played with a new toy.

On one of my Peoria Custom Cookers I had them add a 37" Round Open Pit Grill which was a very new option. It's awesome and will be a jaw dropper.

Everything is top notch welds and per-sizz-yawn!

This shot shows the Pit on the front of "My" pit which is a 72" x 24" meat Chamber with 2'x2' Offset firebox. On the side is 6' by 2'x2' storage.
http://www.mikehedrick.com/bbq/openpit01.jpg

Another shot of the pit. Oh, I still need to season and fire that smoker. Doh!
http://www.mikehedrick.com/bbq/openpit02.jpg

In this pic you can see the weed torch....I love my weed torch but I digress
That pit over there is the same as this one but not Grill. I have another that is narrow and [2] Propane Fish Fryers on the front as well as a 180,000 BTU gas burner in firebox. [My partner owns a Crabhouse]
http://www.mikehedrick.com/bbq/openpit03.jpg

And what not slap some big ole steaks on it?!?!?!?!?!?!
http://www.mikehedrick.com/bbq/openpit04.jpg



Then I got bored and slapped 10 butts on the lil cooker and am hanging out tonight. lol
http://www.mikehedrick.com/bbq/10butts01.jpg
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:30 PM   #2
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Very cool.

um nice steaks (they look like teeny tiny meat squares)
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:34 PM   #3
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Very cool.

um nice steaks (they look like teeny tiny meat squares)
That's why I had to cook 69lbs of butts.

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Old 07-13-2007, 11:46 PM   #4
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3 hours in the butts are looking nice.
http://www.mikehedrick.com/bbq/10butts02.jpg

I'll move them around a little but no foil...Chef Paul would backslap me.

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Old 07-14-2007, 12:50 AM   #5
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Very nice equipment. That open pit is DA BOMB.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:22 AM   #6
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Wow, That's come nice equipment!!! Thanks for sharin!!!
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:18 AM   #7
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Mike, I'm curious. Why two cookers instead of going with a bigger tube, say 36"? Those are nice looking pits . I have been watching their ads in the KCBS Bullsheet. Alot of the detail is similar to Klose. I know you post on the Klose forum, did you consider Klose? I'm guessing the price on Peoria is much more favorable?
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Mike, I'm curious. Why two cookers instead of going with a bigger tube, say 36"? Those are nice looking pits . I have been watching their ads in the KCBS Bullsheet. Alot of the detail is similar to Klose. I know you post on the Klose forum, did you consider Klose? I'm guessing the price on Peoria is much more favorable?
I went with [3] pits instead of 1 large pit for the fact that my new catering company would need to be in more than one spot at the same time.

I love Dave Klose and his pits but it was all about cost. I bought 3 pits for about what [1] Klose pit would cost. I didn't mention my pits on Dave's board out of respect for Dave and his fine pits. In fact I want one still. I want a Chef Paul Kirk Chuckwagon bit at about $16,000 but I bought all 3 pits from Peoria Custom Cookers for that amount.

Afte I send pics of me and my [3] PCC you will be seeing me in the Ad in the Bullsheet I think.
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That is very good reasoning for sure.

Now where are the finished pics.


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That is very good reasoning for sure.

Now where are the finished pics.


Butts are still rolling till around noon.
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And I agree with Brian J that that was way too much steel for two tiny pieces of meat.
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Oh, I didn't realize that you were going to be multi-site cooking! Good luck! Woody
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Congratulations on the pits. Butts are looking very good.
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An open pit with a swingset always reminds me of summers in the Santa Ynez.
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Fine lookin pits Mike
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Sweet pit Mike. I'd like to take a closer look at the chicken cooker you have there. Bringing it to Walter Reed?
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Sweet pit Mike. I'd like to take a closer look at the chicken cooker you have there. Bringing it to Walter Reed?
If I only bring one which it looks like I will be bringing this one with the Grill.

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Butts are at 191.5 degrees. I'll take them all very close to 200 degrees and take off and let rest and then Push them. They fall apart so well there is no pulling needed.

Plus my buddy bigwheel got me calling it Pushed Pork Sammys.

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Man! That is lookin' good!
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That looks awsome...luvs me a big grill..
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