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It's the Pits

Manufacturer's Championship Barbecue
by John Raven, Ph. B.

Barbecue pits come in all shapes and sizes. From table top to trailer mounted. I have gathered a few photos of pits I think you might find interesting or even puzzling. I guarantee they are all legitimate, working barbecue pits.

This pit, which is probably from the State of Texas, won the first "Manufacturer of the Best Barbecue Pit in the World" award at the International Barbecue Society's "Manufacturer's Championship Barbecue Cook-Off" in the early 1980's. It was built by Larry Gomez Sheetmetal, Inc., Temple, Texas.

The pit is of simple put-the-fire-in-the-bottom-and-the-meat-on-top design. (In photo, left to right, Perry Patronelli, head cook, and Larry Gomez, designer and builder).

Barbecue Pits, Shapes and Sizes

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