Pitt's & Spitt's Combo 18" X 30" Smoker Pit Review

Combo 18" X 30" Smoker Pit

Although Pitt's & Spitt's Combo 18" X 30" Smoker Pit is one of their smallest models, with 810 square inches of cooking surface it's large for residential use. We like residential BBQ offset smokers with the firebox underneath rather than on the side because heat naturally travels upward, not sideways. While this is not always desirable for catering and competition where different heat zones are needed, it creates a uniform heat profile from left to right for the backyard chef.  An added benefit of this configuration is the smaller footprint than an offset with a side firebox and Pitts and Spitts claims it reduces fuel consumption.

The barrel and firebox are separated by a 3/16 carbon steel heat plate/tray that doubles as a built-in water reservoir with a drain valve: a useful feature to keep foods moist over long smoke durations. The tray can also be used for charcoal when grilling at high temps, but P&S recommends using their optional charcoal grilling pan for easier ash removal and less wear and tear on the steel.

The roll top lid and front shelf are high quality 304 grade stainless steel. A large chimney shoots up from the back and there are handles on the left and tool hooks on the right. Wood handles for the lid and firebox and heavy duty casters.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
Primary Function: 
Combination Grill & Smoker
More Than One Fuel
Primary Capacity: 
810 square inches
Made in the USA: 
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Pitts & Spitts

Pitts & Spitts in Houston, TX makes a variety of grills and smokers from big residential models to really big trailer mounted commercial and competition systems. The big rigs can be heavily customized with unique features and colorful styling.

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