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Newbie looking to start a biz in a few yrs.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by engr55, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. engr55

    engr55 Newbie

    Hey Guys, Newbie here! I just joined today. I purchased a Char Grill smoker with fire box and trying to learn. I have read several posts about mods to this smoker. I have smoked a beef brisket, baby back rib slab, and chicken wings. So far I am not too happy with the cost vs. results of this residential smoker. I am looking to buy a commercial grade smoker to start a business in a few years. Any suggestions would be AWESOME!!!
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  2. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I believe Cookshack.com has some nice commercial electric smokers for a restaurant style bbq joint for some $$. Or maybe you could build your own pit or smokehouse?
  3. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Totally agree with this idea and many here do as well. Just do your homework. Start small and have a plan. You feed the public there are license requirements, and all that stuff. Have the orders before spending a lot on equipment.

    Good luck to you
  4. engr55

    engr55 Newbie

    Tanks for the suggestions RibKing, by the way, your picture of the webers is a great set-up. I like the shielding around them.
  5. engr55

    engr55 Newbie

    Chainsaw, thanks for the help. Like your photo haha, looks like a grilling emergency similar to ones I have seen. Take care.
  6. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

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  8. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Commercial smoker type will depend on your set up.... indoor kitchen and cooking inside go with a commercial indoor smoker, or if you are wanting more of a tow behind wood burner look at a Lang. Either way you are talking about several thousand dollars, so definately take your time to decide.

    In the meantime I would suggest getting a 22.5" WSM. I had the Char-griller to start with and it was OK for shorter smokes under 6 hrs., but I never trusted it for things like brisket or big pork butts. With my WSM I can set it up, light it, and walk away for 10-12 hrs. and not have to touch it once.