Okay... so I have secured the funds for my dream rig. (Budget is 20k) Organized my work schedule to allow time for getting away several weekends a year. Traded trucks so I can pull what ever I want. Now... I just have to come up with the perfect rig because I can't afford to get it wrong. It has to be perfect the first time!! This rig will be used for catering, contests, and concessions. I need your help. I have two questions for starters.
1. I have been cooking on a charcoal/wood smoker and I love it. I love the results. I love messing with the fire. BUT, if I'm doing this for a part time job/intense hobby should I install a smoker that requires less of my time? Will it still put out the quality of product I have become accustom to?
2. I have been looking at lots of other concession rigs on-line. I was surprised to see so many that look like this:
I was originally thinking of something enclosed like this:
It seems like it would be better for weather, flies, wind, ect... Plus, I would like to have a very small but comfy living section. A bed, loveset, flat screen T.V. and a shower in the front using the gooseneck portion of the trailer. BUT, there must be some reason so many either have the porch or a separate rig all together for their smoker. Is it a code thing? About ventilation maybe? Not wanting to heat up your work space?
All help, advice, thoughts... are greatly appreciated!!