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Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by williamzanzinger, May 1, 2008.

  1. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I want to do a nice memorial day event at the community where I work. Say for like 300 ppl. Of course i have no smoker at work. Somebody point me in the right direction. What typpe smoker would I need to pull of say, 8 smoked prime ribs. Geez how can I do this? If i were to look into buying a smoker that I could continual use for my work for these numbers. What types of outdoor models are available?
    What about a temporary pit like structure?
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Better look into renting a smoker............[​IMG]
  3. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    hmmmm, i might rabbit, i might.
  4. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

  5. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sometimes "NO" is the correct answer.
  6. geob

    geob Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Money no object? Want to smoke for a crowd? Get a Lang 60 with warmer.
  7. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    there was no yes or no question my friend.
  8. stacks

    stacks Smoke Blower

    I agree with geob. A Lang 60 would do the trick. You said you "wanted" to do this large smoke. If this is something you would do on a regular basis (Memorial day, July 4th, Labor day, etc) an investment in a Lang would allow you to accomplish that as well as for home use since its on a trailer. It has been suggested to rent, or build an onsite smoker. If this is a one time deal - rent. If it is more often than that - build or buy. If it's on your dime - buy a unit like the Lang and take it home. If the company is buying I would also suggest portable, as it gives the company fleibility to use the unit in other locations.
    I hope this helps
  9. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes, if i can find/build a resusable storage friendly unit. Ill pay with the companies dime.
  10. mobcounty

    mobcounty Smoke Blower

    People who don't allow you to say no, can't say no when the bill shows up!!! Thats the trade!

    I suggest getting two of these, that way one can go into company storage, and one can go into your personal 'backyard' storage.

    Make sure it's a big block.. not the walmart widebody, the bigblock is bigger than the wide body.

    I smoked 50 lbs on my wide body pretty easily. I would guess you could do 75 or more on a big block. If you had two, I think, you could do 150lbs.


    Check the big block thread to see exact numbers people have smoked.
  11. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I think I need to get 3 offset smoker type units. What model has the largest surface area? Big enough to do 3 prime ribs? anyone got me a make and model?Most look like 2 ribs at the most. My fear is that a vertical smoker will build too much moisture?
  12. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think a vertical unit with good ventilation would get rid of all the moisture your gonna produce. Just my pinion.

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