Just modified my pit to an offset

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rich2, May 29, 2016.

  1. rich2

    rich2 Newbie

    I paid to have a pit made for me 5 years ago and have always pit bbq'd although really only ever successfully made anything with indirect cooking.

    I finally broke down and had my pit added onto to make an offset smoker. I have never smoked anything and have attempted twice but failed in maintaining optimal temps for more than 30 mins so here I am now.

    I now live in southeastern New Mexico originally from Texas. I cookout for fun and hope to eventually get good enough to cook for small parties.

    My pit is 29" in length at 16" wide and offset is 21" in length by 14" wide. The offset only has a large side door for loading with a vent built in.

    Glad to be a member on the forums, I will definitely browse to try and gain knowledge and hope to enjoy cooking soon.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the forum.

    Glad to have you with us!

  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC, Rich. It's really good to have you on this great site. Go to the smoker build section and check out one of the calculators. Your opening from the FB to the CC may not be large enough or the air intake moy be too small. Everything has to work together as a unit for an offset to work properly. Good fire and heat management takes a lot of practice, but the results are most enjoyable. Every guy likes to play with fire.

    Good luck. Let us know how it works out. Joe

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