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  • Jon Solberg
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4819

    Old pit on the side of the road...

    Saw this old rotisserie pit on the side of the road in a small store parking lot. Thought I needed a bottle of water and a few pics. The gal in the store didn't have any info on the pit. Just thought I'd check it out:












  • _John_
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2447

    #2
    Weird layout... is the bottom connected to the smoking chamber? Seems like maybe you start the wood off in the bottom and then load into the square firebox??

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    • Jon Solberg
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 4819

      #3
      That square box on the back (above the fire box) is a warmer. The square box on the the side had the motor.

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      • Spinaker
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        • Nov 2014
        • 10756
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        #4
        With some paint that this would be pretty cool. I wonder how tight the doors and dampers fit. It looks like they added those boxes near the top for increased capacity. It kinda looks like something you would find in a Tim Burton film or in the Adams family's back yard. Cool find.

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        • mtford72
          Former Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 127
          • San Antonio, Texas

          #5
          Clearly they just want someone to haul it off for them. I think you should volunteer, Jon! That is a pit with potential.

          I love the firebox to chamber 'chute'. This was clearly a very considered pit. Break out the wire brush and give it a new lease on life!

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          • HC in SC
            Former Member
            • Nov 2014
            • 476
            • SC Lowcountry

            #6
            Interesting design - clearly a lot of thought was put into it. Those racks could hold enough meat to feed a whole bunch of folks!

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            • Spinaker
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              • Nov 2014
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                KBQ Fire Grate

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                Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                Large Vortex
                Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                Smithey No. 12
                Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                Stargazer No.10, 12
                Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
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                FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                Kingsford Blue and White
                Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
                **************************

                Cutlery
                Buck 119 Special
                Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

                Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                Global
                Shun
                Wusthof
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                Next Major Purchase
                Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

              #7
              I agree, this would be a really fun project.

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              • Jon Solberg
                Former Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 4819

                #8
                This baby is fuzzy moldy. She needs some serious steam!

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                • Spinaker
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                  Take it to a self service car wash.
              • 3DJ
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                #9
                Damn! That is really cool! Would love to know the history of something like that. Hope you find out more about it Jon. Thanks for sharing! Jim

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                • Huskee
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                  • May 2014
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                  #10
                  There's your stickburner my man, one heck of a beast. Wear a mask around that mold, don't chance it, even with water or steam. Spores travel.

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                  • mtford72
                    Former Member
                    • Aug 2014
                    • 127
                    • San Antonio, Texas

                    #11
                    Jon, I saw this pit on the side of the road a few years ago. A Texas sized firebox, and no mistake!

                    (I think if I'd have opened it, the firebox was probably on the right. But I'll perpetrate the myth for Texas!)

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                    • PaulstheRibList
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                      • Started Low-N-Slow BBQ in 2012. Obviously, it's taken hold (in chronological order:
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                      #12
                      Dude, that is cool! A great project in the making!

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                      • Marauderer
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                        #13
                        Jon, it has potential. Are you considering pursuing it?

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                        • Jon Solberg
                          Former Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 4819

                          #14
                          No I just thought it was interesting. Way to big for me.

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