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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mrp1017, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. mrp1017

    mrp1017 Newbie

    I just found everyone here and I predict losing many hours of sleep reading all there is to read. This forum looks extremely informative and there seems to be many nice people to meet in the coming weeks.
    I am planning to get into a retail restaurant serving BBQ with possible seating. I have had retail stores before but nothing like a restaurant. I dont feel like I am jumping into the deep end of the pool to see if I can swim but more like jumping off the cliff to see if I can fly.
    One question I have for all the commercial members here.
    I am scouting out the proper smoker for use in the restaurant. I have limited space and cant use something as large as a Souther Pride smoker. I have been looking at some of the Friedrich and Cookshack brands because of their capacities and footprints. Any recommendations of other units for a commercial application?

    thanks to all who answer by private email and good luck to everyone I have yet to meat......(!)
  2. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF! This is a great place with lots of friendly folks!!!
  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf. I know what you mean, I spend lots of time here reading posts.

  4. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF
  5. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! Don't know much about the commercial stuff,other than I have hooked gas up to it once or twice. Someone with a little more knowledge will be along I am sure to help you.
  6. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF!!!
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you found the SMF your cup of tea. We are a happy and helpful bunch, so ask us for a quick reply on your questions.
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum!![​IMG]
  9. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    MRP welcome to smf and best of luck with all your smokin adventures!!!!!!!!
  10. mrp1017

    mrp1017 Newbie

  11. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    welcome to the SMF.
  12. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Enjoy!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey MRP, Welcome! Seems S.P. has some smaller units. I had seen on on a trailer concession wagon once. Was maybe 4'X3' as I recall... Ahhh check this unit out:

    Member BBQPitstop uses the Friedrich, Not sure what JoeD uses.. hmmm
  14. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF! Since you're interested in starting your own Q place, you might be interested in reading this thread: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...taurant+search

    It's pretty informative about what kind of hoops you may have to jump through. Although I'm sure that varies from place to place.
  15. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.

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