Offset BBQ Pits Hot spots cold spots on

Off Set BBQ Pits have great advantages over other cooker when capacity . There are many manufactures of offset BBQ Pits and there are good ones and bad ones. The fact that off set BBQ Pits have the fire box on one side the heat is much greater on one side. This is were the pit builder must design the pit to cook Evan. this is A great question to ask win buying a new pit. how even does it cook exact temp difference? At Zak’s custom Pits We use a Tuning plate ,baffling and insulation among other techniques. To achieve un herd of tempter control. 10 degree temp different front to back. with ability to adjust so to have different heat zones as well. <img title=”Insulated fire box” src=”http://www.zaksmoker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/009-300×225.jpg” alt=”Insulated fire box” width=”240″ height=”180″ /> <img class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-1365″ title=” Tuning plates” src=”http://www.zaksmoker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/12-300×225.jpg” alt=”” width=”234″ height=”182″ /> If you want a well designed and well built Pit give us a call (254)266-5537  email us . click here to see more out Trailer BBQ...

Custom smoker

Custom smoker is refers usually means A heavy duty smoker. Buy having a custom smoker they are thicker than the department store won. Thicker steel is important because that it holds heat and transfers much better. This makes smoking much les labor intensive adding and adding wood . Also the pit will last much longer. Those department store pits do not last long some can be rendered useless in one year. Falling apart and rusting away. They are cheap but they really do not get the job done. So it’s worth the...

Trailer pit

Trailer pit Is a Trailer pit right for you? If you need more capacity and wont  to  get your BBQ on location It is something to think about. Catering Catering can be locomotive especially if you are near undeserved regions. If you are catering with a small BBQ Pit and cannot keep up with demand BBQ Pit will make the differences. It also tells your customers you’re serious about BBQ. You will find that a trailer Pit will be more covenants, efficient and practical. Company events Cooking for your clients can do allot to reinforce relationships and connect with prospective client.  It goes without saying that your employees will appreciate. Competition A Trailer smoker can help you to win that competition. if you are struggling with uneven heat and limited callosity. Add tuning plates to your Pit it will control the heat.  Thicker or insulated fire box will go far in keeping a steady temp. Personal Use Wile every body else is restricted to Hot dogs and hamburgers . You will be able to smoke mouth watering BBQ. A Trailer Pit can be allot of fun with family and friends only draw back is that the Trailer pit has wheels. your brother in law will probably have it at his house more than yours. <img class=”aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1257″ title=”Picture 027-1″ src=”http://www.zaksmoker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Picture-027-1-300×230.jpg” alt=”custom smokers” width=”300″ height=”230″ />If you want a well designed and well built Pit give us a call (254)266-5537  or email us . click here to see more out Trailer BBQ...

Competition Smoker

<img class=”size-medium wp-image-919 ” title=”compitition smoker” src=”http://www.zaksmoker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/compediter-0032-300×224.jpg” alt=”compitition smoker” width=”300″ height=”224″> competition smoker Competition smoker need to have good draw. Draw is the pulling force out of you pit. When a BBQ Pit is designed properly it will accomplish this. Heat distribution is also in portent in a pit that has the ability to adjust the temperatures in different spots in the cooking areas. We use tuning plates that are adjustable to give you the ability to have an even temperature and with the adjusting of the tuning plates to create a hot spot or cold spot. Heat transfer, this is another important expect in competition smoker. This is done through insulated fire box this allows heat not to be dissipated threw the fire box and to transfer to the cooking area. A great competition pit will not guaranty a win at the competition but it will cook you’re meat in a controlled advertizement and eliminate the frustration and pour preforming e of equipment.  So get ahead of the competition and buy a zak custom If you like we have a competition smoker for you to try out for a week end. Just give us a call or email Just by contacting us you will be ahead of the competition. Click here to see one of our Competition...

Custom Barbeque Pit

Custom Barbeque Pit Fire Box design Long lasting Fire boxes The door is the most important part in a long lasting Fire Box for your custom barbeque Pit. The Fire Box should have no lip on the bottom to allow easy clean out. More importantly this allows the fire box to drain freely. Unlike conventional BBQ Pits that have a lip that holds water. Proper draining is the key to long lasting BBQ Smoker.<img class=”size-medium wp-image-994 aligncenter” title=”compediter 008″ src=”http://www.zaksmoker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/compediter-008-300×224.jpg” alt=”custom barbeque pit” width=”300″ height=”224″ /> Thicknesses of your fire box Now thicknesses of your fire box some say ½ inch and some say thinner perform better.  I have used all kinds of pits and built and designed ½ Inch Fire Box is popular because it Hold heat in the fire box due to the thickness that has a insulated properties. 3/16 or ¼ inch Fire Boxes do not hold heat as well as thicker fire boxes. That is the idea the thinner steel transfers the heat to the cooking space quicker. Heat is lost threw the fire box compared to thicker ones but only uses about two or three more logs in a twelve hour cook. in complacent But is a small sacrifice if you like quick start up and recovery time Insulated fire boxes Insulated fire boxes beat them all hands dawn. It has a Double wall and a high temp insulation in side. With an inner wall made of 1/8 transfers heat great. The insulating quality holds the heat and transfers it to the cooking space. The best thing about insulated fire box is that it...

BBQ Pits in Texas

Texas is most definitely king of pits,with more BBQ Pit in Texas per-capita  buy for. You only have to drive dawn a residential street in Texas to notice, odds are two out of ten will have one in the back yard. origination first modern  first   BBQ Pit in Texas Store goes,  A Texas oil pipe line welder started the revolution by taking some readily available pipe line drop from the job.  in order to cook large cuts of meat low indirect heat was needed. So he offset the fire box welded it all together. after he fired it up he found that he was able to get the ideal temp he wanted for the large cuts. The ability to cook low and slow could turn those tuf cuts of meat and make them mouth watering. Some pit Builder claim to be the originator which is ridicules being the fact that the first off set BBQ pit started appearing  in the 50’s  and the earliest. Pit builder that  were in production  was in the 70s BBQ Pits in Texas come in all shapes and sizes. my favorite are custom especially home made the limited  skilled BBQ connoisseur with big ideas on how to make a cooker cook better or just a twist like hoarse shoe handles and painted on flames. Some custom builders scoff at so called armature jobs but i love them. <img class=”size-medium wp-image-1260 ” title=”compediter 003″ src=”http://www.zaksmoker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/compediter-003-300×225.jpg” alt=”BBQ smoker” width=”300″ height=”225″ /> BBQ Smoker   If you want a well designed and well  built Pit and do not a do it you’re self give us a call...

How to use a custom barbecue pit

All Pits will cook different, it all to do with the design and thickness of the steel.  To successfully operate a Custom barbecue Pit you have to think flow. When a pit has a good flow it will respond to damper controls the wood will burn more efficient and will not deposit as much unburned wood called creosote. A Good Grate A lack of a good grate in the fire box is the most cumin problem in Smokers. A fire box grate allows the air to get beneath the wood for proper combustion.  Expanded metal does a good job holding the coals and grate for air flow. Adjustment Simply adjustment on you is off set Pit you will notice that there is a fire box damper and a stack damper. After you’re custom barbecue Pit has wormed up for about 30 minutes you’re stack damper should have already have been opened. To make adjustment buy opening or closing the fire box damper to reach the the temp you want. Do not go make more than one adjustment at one time. Make an adjustment wait 10 minutes for the response. You can close the stack damper slightly on some Barbecue pits to actually get more Draw this works much like a fire place with a chimney damper. If you want a well designed and built Pit give us a call (254)266-5537  or email us . click here to see more out Trailer BBQ...

Trailer Meat Smoker

Meat Smoker Trailer Weather you call them BBQ Pit Trailer or meat smoker Trailer. What relay maters if it will cook. No two cookers are the same? Trailer Meat Smoker What separates a good meat smoker trailer from others. What separates a good meat smoker trailer from the other it is design and quality.  First is the cooker road worthy pay close attention to this look for heavy duty axle’s 15 ” tires not the small Mickey Mouse ones. Thickness of the cooker is important. 3/16 is ideal thinner it will not hold the heat and thicker the heat will not get out of the fire box Meat smoker Trailer design When it comes to design it is in portent that the builder has complete grasp of heat transfer and a understanding of the value of flow. It is also in portent so that the fire burns efficient so not to smolder and deposit creosote on your meat. Meat smoker trailer is a big investment and you should talk with the builder to see of his knowledge as it apply to you trailer meat smoker. Cooking capacity multiple trays can double the copasidy to A trailer meat smoker. pull out trays are also can be removed which makes it easy to clean. If you cook ribs, rib racks that can  be placed in your Trailer Meat Smoker can triple the amount of ribs that can be cooked. Offset or Rotisserie You can find Trailer Meat smoker in two popular designs Offset and Rotisserie. Rotisserie Smokers are popular because they known to cook Evan. But Do not have a r...

Fire Box design

Custom Barbeque Pit Fire Box design Long lasting Fire boxes The door is the most important part in a long lasting Fire Box for your custom barbeque Pit. The Fire Box should have no lip on the bottom to allow easy clean out. More importantly this allows the fire box to drain freely. Unlike conventional BBQ Pits that have a lip that holds water. Proper draining is the key to long lasting BBQ Smoker.<img class=”size-medium wp-image-994 aligncenter” title=”compediter 008″ src=”http://www.zaksmoker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/compediter-008-300×224.jpg” alt=”custom barbeque pit” width=”300″ height=”224″ /> Thicknesses of your fire box Now thicknesses of your fire box some say ½ inch and some say thinner perform better.  I have used all kinds of pits and built and designed ½ Inch Fire Box is popular because it Hold heat in the fire box due to the thickness that has a insulated properties. 3/16 or ¼ inch Fire Boxes do not hold heat as well as thicker fire boxes. That is the idea the thinner steel transfers the heat to the cooking space quicker. Heat is lost threw the fire box compared to thicker ones but only uses about two or three more logs in a twelve hour cook. in complacent But is a small sacrifice if you like quick start up and recovery time Insulated fire boxes Insulated fire boxes beat them all hands dawn. It has a Double wall and a high temp insulation in side. With an inner wall made of 1/8 transfers heat great. The insulating quality holds the heat and transfers it to the cooking space. The best thing about insulated fire box is that it...

Why have a Insulated BBQ Smoker

  Zak’s Insulated BBQ Smokers   If you are trying to get more out of you BBQ smoker, insulated BBQ smokers really helps. There is allot of misconception on why they are so efficient, allowing longer cook time less wood and a steadier temperature as well as the blue smoke that pit masters  try to obtain. Why insulated BBQ smokers work so well   Insulated fire boxes allow temperature to reach of 700 to 900 degrees and hold it. At that temperature wood can fully burn. The benefit of this is that smoke traveling through the pit is cleanly burned; no unburned wood tainting your meat and building up creosote. Unlike BBQ smokers that are not insulated. BBQ Heat Transfer In the fire box of a Isolated BBQ Smoker should have thinner gauge steel like 1/8 or 3/16 this allows the heat to get out of the fire box to the cooking chamber. Thickness of the steel allows the heat to transfer. Insulation allows a  higher temperatures it goes  hand and hand to make A pit perform well. <img class=”aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1021″ title=”003″ src=”http://www.zaksmoker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/003-300×225.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”225″ /> If you want a hand built BBQ Smoker and an added insulated fire box give us a call or...