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OLD COUNTRY BBQ PITS in Larado, TX

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Looking at upgrading from my current Oklahoma Joe to something bigger and better.

"Old Country BBq Pits" in Larado has some nice units at reasonable prices. Have any of you seen/owned/used one of their units ?

I'd be interested in some feedback on their quality. They look like nice units.

I'm fond of this one:

http://www.bbquepits.com/BBQ_smokers...X80_photos.htm

-- Lee
post #2 of 15
looks like some of the details were thought out.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yeah, looks nice (and heavy !).

-- Lee
post #4 of 15
What kind of price tag is on it?
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
That one is $1450 (plus shipping).

-- Lee
post #6 of 15
It looks better than many I've seen. Unless someone that owns one chimes in, I guess you'll just have to buy one and report back to us on how well it works.icon_wink.gif
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
I guess I'll take the plunge.

-- Lee
post #8 of 15
As soon as I saw that pic I thought it looked awful familiar. I looked around a bit and found what I was thinking of: http://www.tejassmokers.com/products/2040cc.htm

Looks almost identical, and that one goes for $2500, so I guess $1500 is a good deal.
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Well, here it is. It was shipped on a pallet (nothing else). The sheer weight of it caused the log tray on the bottom to bow (no big deal).

I've coated the inside with Pam and am getting ready to start a fire in it to season it !

-- Lee
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post #10 of 15
Leeman
That is a very nice looking smoker, look forward to hearing your thoughts after a few smokes !!!

So, did you have it shipped 250 miles or make arrangements to pick it up?
post #11 of 15
Sweet! Now get busy and get that puppy seasoned and smoking up some grub. We want details and Qview!
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
I had it shipped. They shipped it to Temple freight ($110). It was a two hour trip (round trip) to pick it up.

-- Lee
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
I've seasoned it. I will smoke some baby backs and a tiny brisket on Sunday for my daughter's birthday.

The unit definitely holds heat better than my old one. Seemed to use less fuel and last longer on a starter batch of charcoal !


I've noticed the vertical tower runs close to a 100 degrees cooler. I didn't realize the spread would be that high. Might need to put some charcoal in the tower (bottom) to increase the heat if I want to use it for extra capacity.

-- Lee
post #14 of 15

Hey there,

 

4 and 1/2 months into it, what do you think now?

 

How is the heat retention, burn rate, blah blah blah?

 

post #15 of 15

How thick is the metal?

 

beard

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