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Hey Gang I am originally from Santa Maria, California, home of Santa Maria Style Barbeque. I wanted to send out some pictures of the type of pits we use there. Here are a number of pics and closeups of some of the components, hookups and welds...


 Typical Pit about 3' x 4' grill

(courtesy of Santa Maria BBQ Outfitters)


 Used brick pit with electric trigger to raise and lower grill


Same pit showing wood box full of red oak ready for Q'ing 


Close up of Electric trigger


Back side of lower gear, gear box and chain


Upper gear configuration


Burning the wood down to coals


Another manual gear box configuration of a built in Pit.


Smaller pit with rotisserie


Closer view of same pit


Close up view of how the grill is attached to stainless cable and grill channel


Custom made grill using stainless bars


Closeup view of handle and handle stop


Another double pit, manual raise


Gear box for the pit


Grill cable hookup and grill channel


Closeup of upper cross members between both grill assemblies


Upper cable hookup


Another view of double grill pit


Grill inside Jocko's BBQ in Nipomo, Calif. full of 3 in. Spencer Steaks


Closeup of Jocko's Grill


For some of you who may be interested in this style of pits, you can see more designs at Santa Maria BBQ Outfitters,


Until next time....

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Comment by Rueben Olivas on May 26, 2011 at 12:11am
Thanks Dangerous Dave.
Comment by Dangerous Dave Maxwell on May 25, 2011 at 8:56pm
Nice report!

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