Hello one and all from Mount Clemens, MI. My name is Perry Hiltz, and I am long time lurker here at Smoking Meats. Time to be on the front page so to speak. I have been cooking for four years now and and after a lot of trial and error (well not all error) I have decided that I make ribs and pork to the point that I can make some money at this.
I am starting up a small mobile trailer based catering business using a 60" Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker from Abe's Smokers in Fraser Michigan. I get the honor of picking up this bad boy today. 8 Racks of cooking space, water pan, and 500 pounds of insulated steel.
I initially started with a small 30 Vertical Electric Smoke Hollow smoker. From here I moved to a Char Griller Dual 5050 Grill and Charcoal with an offset firebox. I modified this to a reverse flow but found that like a lot of stick burners, it really doesn't hold heat well. In order to minimize costs and fuel, I wanted an insulated box. I am in the process of preparing an enclosed trailer to be a mobile kitchen and transport this new box around. Looking forward to discussing things with everyone.