By: Max Good
Here’s Dave Klose’ idea of a small BBQ smoker. With 720 square inches of primary cooking surface the 20″ x 36″ Heavy Duty Pipe Smoker can handle 12 to 20 people. One of their most popular backyard models, the 20″x 36″ has a 20″ x 20″ firebox with a five level, adjustable height “meat rack”. The smoke stack has a damper and a removable ash pan comes standard. A 10′ x 36″ folding front table and 10″ x 20″ side table are included. There’ a 20″ x 36″ storage rack underneath.
BBQ Pits by Klose has made some of the most highly regarded pits since 1986. Many top competitors use Klose pits. They are not cheap but fit and finish and craftsmanship are top notch. They hold up well and hold up their resale value.
In addition to serious cookers of all sizes from backyard to monster commercial, Klose makes some of the craziest custom pits you’ve ever seen: A passenger jet shaped pit for Continental Airlines, a beer bottle shaped pit, a phone booth, a baby carriage, trains – you name it. Klose is a bit of a character, too. His personal smoker “Bling Bling” (above) has 24k gold plated wheels, satellite dish and DVR with Hi-Def monitor powered by solar cells, beer coolers, deep fryers, infrared grill, lighting, warming oven, lazy susan, and yes, even a dual stainless steel kitchen sink.
Published On: 7/23/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021
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