What’s going to probably hit you the hardest is the take out containers, cutlery kits, and napkins. I can see this needing to be a high volume endeavor to make some decent coin. what do you like about vertical? Trying to break into catering, as I can also do whole hogs, goats etc. Doing pop up for now. Thanks man! Lol can’t rule the world based on other people’s stuff. You’ll get superior heat retention, even cooking, and the capacity of a competition-class smoker. Hand crafted, by artisans, these BBQ smokers are some of the "cleanest" BBQ pits sold today. Those things add up and you’ll be glad you did. 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. He claims the real money is in catering rather than selling from stall or through instagram related orders. Factor that in when pricing your items. Make sure you watch the prices per pound and change your menu accordingly. SDSBBQ on youtube talks about his margins a bit. (Will depend on type and size), 2209 sq.” of cooking surface! Thicker steel and more real estate, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 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. Gotta do it man! Are you catering, pop up, or food truck? It’s okay to be different because your competitors might be selling a different product. BBQ Smokers from Old Country BBQ Pits!!! Nice, everyone tells to try but I'm not ready maybe one day I'll try. Good bbq is a high ticket item, so margins can be pretty good. If so, why did you choose these over it? Also odd question, but do you segregate meats to diff smokers or do you do it all the same? Raised charcoal chute to prevent water intrusion. Running chicken this weekend as well, and segregating. So I've sold food before and learned to basically sell for triple my cost. I feel the Q comes out much better than using coal and chunks, so that rules out the gravity fed. I'm on the market to upgrade from a kettle and want a reverse flow, but i'm not sure what exactly to get. 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 . of charcoal. Also, adding to this: after initial costs etc, this past weekend my expenses were $300, and I made $300 profit. Sounds like you have your own place? Bottom line, make sure you’re not selling food for free or giving it away. I've had too much wine, Nice man! Haha get man. Thermometer is ½” NPT, 3″ dial and 6″ stem. Are you catering, pop up, or food truck? Handles on the back for ease transporting and setup. That pump thing Im def going to have to look into. 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. 14 ga steel inside, 18 ga steel exterior. Compressed mineral wool engineered to provide maximum insulation. He's generally a good source for the intersection of BBQ and cooking-for-hire related info. Those old country smokes are pretty nice. All of gravity feed smokers feature an inner cooking chamber built of 12 gauge steel and a 14 gauge outer shell. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. And for now, Ive only been doing ribs, bit price of pork is killing me. Made me realize my cool vertical smoker has limitations in certain situations. A place to discuss techniques, tips, recipes, and pictures of smoking meats, vegetables, fruits, or anything else consumable. If so, why did you choose these over it? Brisket, Ribs, and Boston Butt together wouldn't have been a problem, but the chicken might have been. Ill do ribs in one of the twins and chicken in the other since chicken generally requires a higher temp, lower time. If you go for fiber containers, they’ll cost you about $.30/container so you’ll need to factor that in too. Fill the chute with charcoal, light the coals at the bottom of the chute. None of the above? I used to cater in another country. I was thinking of going with the pecos, but for the price, Im liking these a whole lot better. Definitely always good to keep all this in mind. You can pack those with your sauce. Also odd question, but do you segregate meats to diff smokers or do you do it all the same? Those old country smokes are pretty nice. Thank you again! Place hardwood in the ash pan and you can control the smoke flavor. I said I could, but I didn't wanna over smoke the bird. A great entry level vertical smoker with the versatillity to cold smoke, low smoke, or anything up to 450 degrees. There’s a lot you can do to save and be consistent. Definately learned a lot and improving on it this time around. Even if it's a slab to a neighbor or coworker. Not bad for a weekend. (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. Website Design by Daniel Emerson. Thought these were giant speakers at a concert, TBH. 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. The gravity fed isn't carried by any SA close to me, and honestly, Im a big fan of all wood smoking. High-gloss automotive paint used for exterior; Metallic Black (Brilliant Black) or Gun Metal Gray (Tungsten) are the standard colors. 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! You won't get that honest feedback unless someone pays. The outside elements are no longer an excuse, when you cook with an Assassin. They add up! Nice look, bud! You don’t even have to rotate meats. Depends. (Will depend on type), Interior Cook Chamber measures: 32” x 23” x 38” tall, Exterior measurements: 38″ x 38″ x 67″ tall. RG7500GS Gravity BBQ Smoker THE OUTLAW - A true performing quality crafted gravity smoker that will take your barbeque to the next level. It’s hard selling food. If you check some of my other posts, you can see some of my work. 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. I’d buy some 3.75z containers and pack them with cole slaw too. We build them, just like they were built in the old days, with hard work and pride. Did you consider Old Country Gravity Feed? Cook racks are supported by C-channel runners/sliders for safety. 5” solid rubber casters (2) ridged (2) swivels with brake, moves with ease over most terrain. Did you consider Old Country Gravity Feed? So enjoy the party. Sort of a pop up on weekends. Its just really labor intensive and time consuming. Charcoal chute is tapered to help eliminate the bridging of charcoal. None of the above? Sold 22 racks of ribs ar $30 a piece, including 8 tortillas, a side of beans and side of coleslaw. Each Gravity Feed Smoker we build features the insulation and workmanship that separate Myron Mixon smokers from the rest. What are your margins like for this? 69 $368.89 $368.89 Our cookers utilize gravity to assist in charcoal usage and extend burn times. 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.