None of the above? Nice look, bud! Also, adding to this: after initial costs etc, this past weekend my expenses were $300, and I made $300 profit. And for now, Ive only been doing ribs, bit price of pork is killing me. Brisket, Ribs, and Boston Butt together wouldn't have been a problem, but the chicken might have been. Even if it's a slab to a neighbor or coworker. If this keeps up its an extra $1200 a month doing something I love. Also, get a box of 1z souf cups with lids. 69 $368.89 $368.89 Also odd question, but do you segregate meats to diff smokers or do you do it all the same? I actually found these for around $400 on fb marketplace, and seemed too good to pass up. In this weird pandemic age, beef prices are soaring and then chicken prices are falling and rising again. Bottom line, make sure you’re not selling food for free or giving it away. Did you consider Old Country Gravity Feed? So enjoy the party. You can get sauce pumps that only give out a specific amount with each pump (measure how many pumps), saddle bags for quick spice loading so you’re not constantly running around adding things sporadically, even a timer that has multiple punches for alerts. Because of a few different factors, (my location, selling Bbq out my backyard with no permits etc) I had to lower this a bit, but making about 2x on my investment, not taking time into account. Not bad for a weekend. You don’t even have to rotate meats. I ran into an issue yesterday where I was doing ribs with heavy smoke and a friend wanted chicken. I said I could, but I didn't wanna over smoke the bird. I was thinking of going with the pecos, but for the price, Im liking these a whole lot better. Thought these were giant speakers at a concert, TBH. You can pack those with your sauce. Congrats on the business. We build them, just like they were built in the old days, with hard work and pride. Diamond plate across front and above the fire box door, Interior cook chamber is 18″ x 23″ x 28″ tall, Exterior measurements: 23″ x 38″ x 58.5″ tall, Hold about 9-12 lbs of charcoal. What are your margins like for this? Depends. what do you like about vertical? Thermometer is ½” NPT, 3″ dial and 6″ stem. Here we hand craft the best deals on BBQ Smokers, BBQ Pits, BBQ Grills, Outdoor Fire Pits and more, we make them portable or for backyard use. Its just really labor intensive and time consuming. Definately learned a lot and improving on it this time around. He's generally a good source for the intersection of BBQ and cooking-for-hire related info. If so, why did you choose these over it? Running chicken this weekend as well, and segregating. A place to discuss techniques, tips, recipes, and pictures of smoking meats, vegetables, fruits, or anything else consumable. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Website Design by Daniel Emerson. Made me realize my cool vertical smoker has limitations in certain situations. Southern Q gravity feed smokers combine everything you need in one compact package: long burn time, high capacity and reliable unattended operation, so you get your rest while the smoker does the work of regulating the fire for you! Definitely always good to keep all this in mind. It’s hard selling food. Lol can’t rule the world based on other people’s stuff. Are you catering, pop up, or food truck? I'm on the market to upgrade from a kettle and want a reverse flow, but i'm not sure what exactly to get. Those old country smokes are pretty nice. (Based on 4 rack use), Interior cook chamber 28″ x 23″ x 38 tall, Exterior measurements: 33″ x 38″ x 67″ tall, 6 Rack Runners configured bottom to top, 5″ , 5″ , 3.5″,3.5″, 3.5″, 3.5″, Holds 20-22 lbs. Are you catering, pop up, or food truck? If you go for fiber containers, they’ll cost you about $.30/container so you’ll need to factor that in too. There’s a lot you can do to save and be consistent. They add up! RG5500GS Gravity BBQ Smoker Thanks for the awesome advice man! Factor that in when pricing your items. What’s going to probably hit you the hardest is the take out containers, cutlery kits, and napkins. Raised charcoal chute to prevent water intrusion. Doing pop up for now. I've had too much wine, Nice man! 14 ga steel inside, 18 ga steel exterior. Thanks man. A great entry level vertical smoker with the versatillity to cold smoke, low smoke, or anything up to 450 degrees. Thicker steel and more real estate, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. All of gravity feed smokers feature an inner cooking chamber built of 12 gauge steel and a 14 gauge outer shell. Gotta do it man! Also odd question, but do you segregate meats to diff smokers or do you do it all the same? Press J to jump to the feed. Did you consider Old Country Gravity Feed? You’ll get superior heat retention, even cooking, and the capacity of a competition-class smoker. So I've sold food before and learned to basically sell for triple my cost. (Will depend on type), Interior Cook Chamber measures: 32” x 23” x 38” tall, Exterior measurements: 38″ x 38″ x 67″ tall. The gravity fed isn't carried by any SA close to me, and honestly, Im a big fan of all wood smoking. I’d buy some 3.75z containers and pack them with cole slaw too. Place hardwood in the ash pan and you can control the smoke flavor. Big fan of the vertical build as well. Trying to break into catering, as I can also do whole hogs, goats etc. Nice, everyone tells to try but I'm not ready maybe one day I'll try. Haha get man. I can see this needing to be a high volume endeavor to make some decent coin. You won't get that honest feedback unless someone pays. I’d say once you’ve priced your meal, tack on another $.30 for the foam box, and another $.20 for the cutler kit and napkin. Sort of a pop up on weekends. If so, why did you choose these over it? None of the above? Big fan of the vertical build as well. Charcoal chute is tapered to help eliminate the bridging of charcoal. Cook racks are supported by C-channel runners/sliders for safety. Each Gravity Feed Smoker we build features the insulation and workmanship that separate Myron Mixon smokers from the rest. Z GRILLS ZPG-450A 2020 Upgrade Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker 6 in 1 BBQ Grill Auto Temperature Control, 450 sq in Bronze 4.4 out of 5 stars 1,648 $313.69 $ 313 . Our cookers utilize gravity to assist in charcoal usage and extend burn times. RG7500GS Gravity BBQ Smoker THE OUTLAW - A true performing quality crafted gravity smoker that will take your barbeque to the next level. BBQ Smokers from Old Country BBQ Pits!!! Ill do ribs in one of the twins and chicken in the other since chicken generally requires a higher temp, lower time. Sounds like you have your own place? SDSBBQ on youtube talks about his margins a bit. I used to cater in another country. I feel the Q comes out much better than using coal and chunks, so that rules out the gravity fed. Good bbq is a high ticket item, so margins can be pretty good. of charcoal. Thank you again! Compressed mineral wool engineered to provide maximum insulation. Those things add up and you’ll be glad you did. Sold 22 racks of ribs ar $30 a piece, including 8 tortillas, a side of beans and side of coleslaw. If you check some of my other posts, you can see some of my work. Thanks man! Fill the chute with charcoal, light the coals at the bottom of the chute. Make sure you watch the prices per pound and change your menu accordingly. You can see what your competitors are selling but if you price based off them, then you’re not really factoring in your own costs. The outside elements are no longer an excuse, when you cook with an Assassin. 5” solid rubber casters (2) ridged (2) swivels with brake, moves with ease over most terrain. Handles on the back for ease transporting and setup. High-gloss automotive paint used for exterior; Metallic Black (Brilliant Black) or Gun Metal Gray (Tungsten) are the standard colors. Those old country smokes are pretty nice. (Will depend on type and size), 2209 sq.” of cooking surface! He claims the real money is in catering rather than selling from stall or through instagram related orders. (Will depend on type and size), 5” Performa Casters (2 rigid and 2 swivel with lock and brake), Interior cook chamber is 24″ x 24″ x 30 ½” tall, Exterior measurements: 29″ x 39″ x 60″ tall, 4 rack runners configured bottom to top at: 5.5″, 5″, 4″, and 4”, Hold about 12-15 lbs of charcoal. That pump thing Im def going to have to look into. I've actually sold food before in another country with a buddy that used to own a restaurant. Hand crafted, by artisans, these BBQ smokers are some of the "cleanest" BBQ pits sold today. It’s okay to be different because your competitors might be selling a different product. Nice look, bud!