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restaraunt commercial smokers?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by el capitan, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. el capitan

    el capitan Newbie

    what are some of the recommended brands and types of smokers used for small mom and pops style bbq joints?
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmmm I'm interested in see what comes of this post.
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Do you want electric, gas or coals?? Tons of pages on google.

     I put in "commercial brands and types of smokers  " and it was impressive.

     Have a great day!!

  4. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

    Google " pressure smokers "  Dave54 and I was talking to a guy that just opened a bbq place he showed us his smoker and to my amazement it was a pressure smoker. He claims he smokes a pork butt in less than 3 hours. It was amazing how small it was . I couldn't believe he kept up with this smoker and was amazed how much meat claimed to smoke the previous week. ( 1500 lb.) This is in a village less than 600 people.
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    My SmokinTex unit is really designed for restaurant use. I have talked with the owner about this unit and he is pretty dedicated to serving that industry
  6. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

  7. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have two Southern Pride, a 750 and an 1150. 

    When I researched cost per hour of smoke it was the best.  When I looked at them there was no doubt I had to have it.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I would go with the Southern Pride's that Bob talking about for he knows what he's talkin about.
  9. el capitan

    el capitan Newbie

    not sure. What is the most common type seen? Which is most reliable as far as temp controls and less monitoring? Overall looking for a good commercial size smoker that will deliver the goods without having to baby sit all the time.
  10. el capitan

    el capitan Newbie

    Gas, pellet, char coil, which is most efficient and cost effective? Took a look at the southern pride, they look good. thanks for the replies
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011
  11. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Southern Prides in alot of places around here, they seem to be the best compramise between getting real wood flavor but running off gas mainly.

    Horizon Smokers has huge commercial units available, I have seen one of the 15 footers, guy claimed he had 880 lbs on board and there was room left over. 
  12. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you are going to be in a building with it pay for the smoke extractor options.
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Those are really nice units Bob. What do they run for the smaller ones  
  14. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have mine trailer mounted and set for propane and outdoor use so price is higher than the indoor units.  I think I paid $20K for the 750 and I don't remember what I paid for the 1150 because Zane ordered it while I was away.
  15. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    the smallest gas burner I have seen was over $7000 around here, I have seen a larger one, not sure which that was all tricked out with rack kits and other options and was $41k. High dollar high output units, the "little" one I saw for 7k still holds over 250 lbs of meat if I remember right.
  16. retread

    retread Meat Mopper