Ribs and Yard Bird for 50 on a strangers pit....

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ecto1, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK I always see the word pit-master thrown around and in my opinion we are all masters of our own pits.  Well today I think I mastered another mans pit.  A friend of mine asked me to cook for his kids birthday party and I said sure then he said lets cook enough for 50 people and I said no problem.  I have a friend at work who let me use his pit.  I have always wanted to try his pit it is a homemade fraken-pit.  The pipe is 1 inch thick and it held temp like a champ.  The firebox was in the middle and it looks like a third grader welded it.  I love it it has personality and proves that you do not need a 10000 rig to turn out great que.



    My wife is my cooking partner or maybe it is the other way around.









    Oh and we had some Yard Bird too!!


     
  2. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    that all looks great! Nice job!  I bet the party was happy you were on the fire.  What camera did you use to take those pics?
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Love the pics!  That is a big rig!

    Congrats on a great job!  Glad yall had fun!

    Kat
     
  4. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love it. Great looking food.Personality goes a long way & that rig definitely has personality! 
     
  5. timsnewatsmokin

    timsnewatsmokin Fire Starter

    U almost need a CDL to run that big boy... Nice lookin grub
     
  6. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    The Camera was a NIkon D40 we have had it for years
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hector, morning....   I guess you can cook great grub on anyone's pit...    How's cooking on your pit going ???   Looks like you been losing weight too.... 

    Dave
     
  8. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yea I lost about 50 than found 10 of it back [​IMG] it has been a year since my wife and I did our last comp.  I have started to look for some more and have a few in the fall circled on my calender.  Our big pit has not been getting as much use as the UDS it is real hard to control the temp on it was a bad design with a very small fire box.
     
  9. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    To handle that kind of crowd on a first time pit shows real skill. Especially on a beast like that. Great pics and great job.
     
  10. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    No skill was involved that I did not learn on this site. When I first started cooking I had no idea how to cook anything.
     
  11. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower

    Great looking food!
     
  12. smoke slinger

    smoke slinger Smoking Fanatic

    That is some mighty tasty looking food ya got there. Thanks for the Q-view
     
  13. looks awesome. i gotta big ol stick burner back in TX also that looks like a 3rd grader welded it..haha. but it sure churns out Q with the best of them. whatever works i say.
     
  14. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Ecto. Those Chickens looked really cool all bunched up on the grate. Also you're lucky your wife helps out! What's your secret? [​IMG]
     
  15. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice spread... and always nice pics....
    Mike
     
  16. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    It real simple you tell her that you once heard a story that underneath the membrane of the spare ribs sometimes you find diamonds. 
     
  17. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome...gotta remember that. Great looking chow...xlnt job for the group feed......Willie
     
  18. jtnf

    jtnf Smoke Blower

    Naaaahhhh....

    Pearls! Pearls are organic!

    "Oysters?!?!? Where'd you hear that, babe? Pearls come from Pigs! P-P-Pearls... P-P-Pigs..."
     
  19. Love the big smoker. Looks like you had a great time.......[​IMG]
     
  20. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Looks like another excellent job!!!  Good to see you back in action.[​IMG]
     

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