Our new 2012 Gator Pit
Our old sweet cooking "Tuned"
UPDATE December 5th 2011
After using the Gator
Renegade for the commercial class at the Gator pit factory.
Konrad and Ritch got to talking about a new improved pit for
Konrad. The heart of the new pit will still be a 24"x60"
main chamber just like the current Captivator pictured.
chamber with 8 instead of the usual 4 shelves
Square fire box of
Full length shelf
from front of vertical to rear of the firebox
Propane Burner Plate
and Propane assist on the firebox
24"x24" Open Fajita
(Santa Maria) Grill with pulley cooking grate
6,000# Axle, 6 bolt
wheels and electric brakes
Like the captivator
full length tuning plate system
Lots of storage
tie-downs for Yeti coolers and Generator
Pit) Ritch Robin of GatorPit was kind enough to allow
me free use of this pit to teach classes. Well that was like a
drug dealer with free samples. After cooking on this pit I sold my
Lang and bought the pit Ritch had been letting me use. The story
repeats itself. Molly Fowler the Dining Diva helped deliver a
corporate event using my GatorPit Captivator. Two days later she
showed up at Ritch's door to start the ball rolling on her new Gatorpit.
Students who flew all the way in from Indonesia to take a class at the
Arbor Gate liked them so much they ordered two Gattor pits shipped to
only in the last month. This is a little Thank You video I made
for Ritch letting me use the pit for free, until I handed over my hard
earned cash. This pit has some history being Ritch's personal pit until
it was put in service as the factory rental pit. Now back in the rental
fleet as my new pit is built.
This model is the Captivator with a 24"x60" main
chamber and 24"x24" round firebox that is plenty big enough. The doors
don't billow out smoke unlike some other big name pits. There is
plenty of storage space on the trailer which is very well built
including a nice spare tire carrier. November 2011 pricing is $5,450 for
the deluxe and $4,450 for the economy model. This pit has the tuning
plate and stainless steel shelf options. This is not reverse flow
rather a true classic Texas pit with "Tuning Plates."
The first picture above shows one of the four pullout
shelves with Butts, Brisket and trimmings for the bean pot. The
second picture shows Lots of ribs and a few bits of chicken. The
third picture shows the Pitmaster Teddy Bear mod which is to move the
handles outboard making the shelf more useable.