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    Bell Fabrications Smoker

    After years of using charcoal smokers I finally pulled the trigger and decided to go with a good backyard offset smoker. After thorough research I was just about to buy a 20" Horizon when I stumbled across a YouTube video that mentioned a pit builder based out of Tulsa, OK. I live in Oklahoma so being able to pick up my pit from the manufacturer saves me hundreds of dollars on shipping costs. I immediately found the website and spoke with the owner, Craig Bell, who is super nice. I told him what I wanted and he put me on the waiting list (8-10 weeks). I'm getting a 24" x 48" with a 24" firebox, all 3/8" thick fully welded steel for $1200. That's a steal compared to any competitor (that only uses 1/4" steel mind you) who's rigs cost 3 to 4 times more for a comparable size. The pics I uploaded are just stock photos. I'm having mine built with a single cook chamber door with counterweight and wood rack below. Does anyone else here own a Bell Fab that can give some input? 8 weeks can't come soon enough and I'll update you guys with pics of the finished product.

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    Congratulations, sounds great. Unfortunately the photos didn’t show up on my device.

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      #3
      Welcome to The Pit.

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        #4
        Welcome to the pit from Chicagoland. The pics didn't come through for me either.

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          #5
          Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the Pit from the California Delta.

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            #6
            Sounds like ur getting ur monies worth fer sure,,,
            Welcome to the Pit,,,,
            plenty of valuable info ,,,,and some not so valuable,,,,

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              #7
              Congrats on the cooker - I know its hard to wait on something like that to be built! No pics in your post though...

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                  Looks nice!

                #9
                Welcome to the Pit! Looks like a very nice smoker.

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                  #10
                  Sweetness!!

                  I'd opt for 1/4" or even 3/16" like a Jambo. Save some weight for my flacco self..

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                    #11
                    Enjoy the new cooker! Looking forward to seeing it when it arrives. Salutations from Hays, Kansas!

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                      #12
                      MCS, when the trigger finger gets itchy. Good on you. Happy for you.
                      Live long and BBQ.

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                        #13
                        Whoa! That’s a steel steal! I too got mine from a local fabricator, but I visited him in person before I pulled the trigger. Mine is the exact same dimensions (but paid a little more than you). Even still, I bet you and I could sell the smoker for what we paid (seems underpriced, but hey, good on us?).

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                          #14
                          Congrats and welcome to the Pit!

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                            #15
                            All 3/8" steel? How are you going to move that thing?

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