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Hi there, 


I've been BBQ'ing for a 2 years now, using a propane cabinet and an 18.5" WSM. Looking at stepping up my game and trying my hand at a local BBQ competition this fall and figured instead of beg/borrow/stealing more Webers I thought "why not build a proper rig?"


My brother in law works at a propane shop and has a 250gal tank just laying around that I could damn near have for nothing. Looking at what to do with it has led me here. 


So here I am, reading all I can about how to design and build a rig. I'm sure I'll have questions as I get into the project and thank you in advance for any help you might be willing to offer.


ETA: How big of a rig would a guy need to do 2 briskets and 3 or 4 pork butts at a time? Maybe some ribs too...


Just wondering if a 250 gallon job might be overkill for me right now.

Edited by Munxcub - 6/16/13 at 9:02pm
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welcome fellow canadian. cant help you on that , i dont smoke on that scale. 

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Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!


You can do a couple briskets and 4 pork butts in rigs much smaller than a 250 gallon pit, but that's not to say that a rig that big wouldn't still be nice!  You can get some more specific feedback from some of the seasoned offset pit builders here: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/202/side-fire-box.  


Good luck!


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