quality-made with new, heavy
to insure a lifetime of trouble-free use.
We build our barbecue pits out of HEAVY PLATE STEEL, not pipe...which some other pit manufacturers are forced to use.
We have the large equipment to roll our own custom barrels. Work at our plant is
directed by three on-site, bachelors degree professional mechanical engineers. The
welding throughout our product line is first class because our welders are
properly trained, supervised, and highly experienced.
Our fitted doors securely latch
and fit tightly. The flange-sealed lids contain the
heat and smoke to insure evenly cooked food. Tejas
Smokers are noted for holding constant temperature so you don't have to
continually watch the pit. All of our
barrel barbecue pits have firebox baffle plates which prevent flare-ups and help "tune"
the temperature evenly within the cooking barrel. Tejas barbecue pits all feature
large water reservoirs in the bottom of the barrel so the meats stay moist. We don't cut any corners in the
construction process or in our choice of quality fabricating materials. Our
pits are crafted with great pride, they look good, and they will cook even better.
Furthermore, a Tejas barbecue smoker pit or barbecue grill is built to last.
We feature oversized folding work tables. All Tejas
barbecue pits move with ease because we use heavy duty swivel front wheels and large
inset rear wheels which won't get hung up going through a patio gate. Get a
on the quality rubber handles!
No detail is too small...we even drill
holes in the center of all our hinges so that oil can be inserted directly into
the center of the hinge. All Tejas barbecue pits and grills come standard
with stainless steel spring handles which are cool to the touch and do not rust. The corner welds on our
smoker pits are carefully ground smooth,
and the finished product is a pit or grill that anyone would be proud to own.
You can dress up your barbecue smoker pit with optional accessory
items like a beautiful brushed stainless steel shelf cover which fits over the plate steel
folding shelf. The cast iron fish fryer (160,000 btu/hr) will fit on any of our
or barbecue grills. Every Tejas barbecue smoker pit comes outfitted with a built in log
lighter/gas assist accessory port in the rear of the firebox. Experienced smoker pit
chefs truly understand how useful this feature is.
We are not a "custom"
barbecue smoker pit
We concentrate on making a limited variety of the most popular backyard models.
We make them with great care and attention to detail. There are
substantial productivity gains and economies of scale achieved by focusing on
building a limited, popular selection of high quality
barbecue pits and barbecue grills, and producing each model in quantity. Our steel, for
example, is ordered in exact amounts for each production run and there is
practically no waste, unlike the waste that occurs in a custom manufacturing shop. We can therefore offer fine
barbecue pits and well-built barbecue grills at fair and reasonable prices by not being a high-cost "custom"
barbecue pit shop that
builds pits to order, one at a time. This is a
win-win situation for the barbecue pit buyer and Tejas Smokers at the same time.
Our satisfied customers number in the tens of thousands and we continue to grow
by well-satisfied customers telling their friends.
TESTIMONIALS ... and other stuff....
"Just wanted to follow up on the 3 burner hot plate. It arrived on August
23rd in good order. I am VERY pleased with it and it looks and cooks like
a champ. I was most impressed with your Shipping Department and their
packaging, as it arrived without a single ding, scrape, scratch, or skuff.
Given the weight and unwieldy size I think that speaks volumes to the thought
you guys put into the packaging. Well done indeed. Did I
mention this little jewel cooks like a champ?" (Model
HP3-L for low pressure
Joey Woodall, Woodstock, Georgia 8/30/2013
"Just wanted to say I love my Natural Gas Stove cart
Now I do most of my cooking outside since inside, my stove is electric. It
certainly came quickly -- much quicker than I was expecting. It was
EXTREMELY WELL packaged. It must have taken 30 minutes just to unwrap it!
I was afraid I might not have the same amount of control over the heat as you do
with an inside gas stove. I was happily surprised my fears were unfounded
and that you really do have just as much control. Now as long as it isn't
raining, I try and cook most everything outside. Thanks for a great
outdoor stove! It has saved me from the huge production of having to put
in a permanent outdoor kitchen. This is much nicer!" Emily B.
Harding, Greenville, South Carolina 6/14/2013
Capt. Ed has been at it again. Apparently he is really craving for some
more Tejas bbq:
Tejas In The Snow
, as posted on You Tube.
Washington Island, WI 3/1/2013
"I have a smoker pit (model 1628)
from your company and love it! I've had it about ten years, at least.
I keep it at my hunting camp in Georgia. There have been many a great meal
(and a few cold drinks) on that smoker pit! Thanks", Jimmy Keys,
Odessa, Florida 1/15/2013 (note: Jimmy attached that
note to a recent new order for a companion model 2436 charcoal grill.)
"I wanted to send you a few pictures of the
stainless steel rib rack
I purchased from Tejas Smokers. This has been one of the best BBQ tools in my
kitchen. It allows me to smoke 4 racks evenly and all my family and friends say
my ribs beat any BBQ joints hands down! I've used it over 6 times and
after a little clean up, looks just like I pulled it out of the packaging. This
is a great product and I want you to know how happy I am with it, great job!
As a matter of fact I have turned a bunch of my friends, family and co-workers
onto your site. I threw in the pictures so you could see the rack in action.
Hope it helps and once again thank you for such an awesome product. I'd also
like to throw in y'all's delivery time was fantastic. I ordered it on Wednesday
for a BBQ on Saturday and the rack was at my door on Friday. Awesome job all
around." Scott Skains, Houston, Texas 1/12/2013
Without a doubt, the most unusual feedback from a customer during 2012 came
from Capt. Ed Brown who lives on Washington Island in Door County, Wisconsin.
Christmas Card to Tejas Smokers is posted on
YouTube. You have to see this. Capt. Ed had a lot of things to
say about his model 2040
smoker pit. Some excerpts from his separate letter: "It arrived in
fine shape and I’ll season it the AM tomorrow. I really love it already. It’s
built.... I knew right away it was a winner when we started to unpack it.
You could have shipped a case of nitroglycerin in that crate and it would have
been fine. Say thanks to everyone there at the shop. I’m so glad I went the
Tejas way… Note: It rolls
around the yard just fine. When I saw the handlebars, I thought that maybe,
there was a Harley engine in the box under the cooking chamber." December 20, 2012
"I just wanted to say THANKS for an excellent product (68"
pipe burner with venturi, a needle control valve orifice, and a preset high
pressure propane regulator). I wish
I had found you guys 20 years ago! That dang 68" pipe burner runs a
perfect hot blue flame the full length of the pipe! With a little
adjustment of the needle valve and air orifice I got just what I needed.
It heats up my bluing tank to 275 degrees for my bluing solution in half the
time and does not soot up anymore, saving me a ton on gas! Thank you so
much! Glad I ran up on you guys on Google. I am a member of several
gunsmithing internet forums and blog rooms and I am going to link your website
to all of them. Such an excellent product. Thanks again. Joseph Stewart,
Triple R Gunsmith Service, Panama City, FL June 29, 2012
" I Just finished another
brisket on my 1628 smoker and it came out perfect as always...melt in your mouth
tender. I have cooked many pork butts and briskets over the years since I
bought my smoker from Tejas Smokers. The only thing I have ever done to my
pit is wash it, sand the fire box in a couple spots on the outside, and paint
the spots with high temperature BBQ paint. I have only done this 2 times in all
the years I had it and as the pictures show it still looks like new. This is
the finest smoker you can buy period! People may spend more money for
another brand but I will put mine against any made for quality and cooking
regardless of there price! Thank you for building such a high quality and
awesome cooking smoker. I LOVE MY TEJAS SMOKER! Thank You Again.
William H Morris, Opelousas, LA March 21, 2012
"Hey Jim, you and your staff are truly "Top Notch." I received my (2040CC
Classic Chef) smoker pit on May 6, 2011.
The delivery alone had my neighbors curious. My family and I
marveled at the secure packing job your staff utilize...that alone is a
testament to your professionalism. After unpacking (pics/video)and
seasoning the 2040CC for approximately 4 hours, I broke it in with a beef
brisket, some chicken breasts, a couple of Tri-tips, three racks of St. Louis
style ribs, and a 5 lb. London broil cut in strips and marinated in teriyaki
sauce a few days while anticipating the smoker (Beef Jerky)!!!
Needless to say, I am overwhelmed with joy. I am now truly in BBQ
bliss and loving every minute of it!! As I continue learning to
master my 2040CC I will definitely keep you all posted. I'm feeling some
smoked trout/salmon in the near future!!! Thanks again for your
professionalism and attention to detail...I am saving the complimentary rub for
future smoke!!! D. Burton, Sacramento, CA, May `3, 2011
"I thought I’d let you know that I
had the (two 68" long custom pipe)
burners installed in my two old hog roaster/cookers I’d bought and they are now
some mean cooking machines. The heat is easily controlled (using
the adjustable, 0-20 psi, COM2 high pressure regulators)
and we’ve cooked chicken, pork and beef on it. Works great and thanks for your
excellent advice." K. Bumgarner , Winston Salem, NC, April 17, 2011
"I'm using the pit (2040CC Classic Chef)
almost every weekend now. Cooking anything I can get my hands on, I've had
neighbors, co-workers, family and friends bring over something to smoke or
grill. Next weekend we're cooking a whole hog (100 pounder) from J&J meats in
Brookshire, Texas. Couldn't ask for a better pit and get a lot of compliments
on it too. The log starter feature works great for warming up the pit and
getting a good bed of coals started. Never would have thought that I'd be using
gas on a BBQ pit but now I couldn't do without it. Hats off to Tejas Smokers
for making one heck of a pit." S. Holcomb, Houston, TX, January 24, 2011
"I finally got a chance Saturday to throw a few things on the new smoker
(Model 2040CC Classic Chef).
One word, WOW !!! (3) 12 lbs. briskets, (2) racks of pork spare ribs, (5) lbs
of beef, pork and chicken jerky and some sausage links, and all at the same
time! Warmed the pit up to get started with the log lighter. Never
thought I'd ever use gas to warm up a pit and start a fire but I wouldn't even
think about not using it now. I used 5 gallons of water in the bottom with 3
quarts of apple juice for the water table. After soaking the jerky meat the
night before the leftover brine got poured in there too. Even as windy as it
was Saturday, and I mean a gale in my backyard, the pit burned perfectly. Good
and tight at all the seams and very easy to control with the slide on the
firebox. I did accidentally bump the handle on the drain valve once. I now have
a 1-1/4" plug for the valve to use when the pit is full. Even the cleanup
afterwards went smoothly. After draining the cooking mix I re-filled it warm
soapy water and used it like a big sink to scrub off all the grills. I used a
light coat of "Pam" on the grills to keep the rust off till next time
(Editor's note: cooking oil, rather than
PAM is recommended for this purpose since PAM will leave a residue). Fed
the masses up here at work today and didn't hear any complaints. As well as
things turned out, this being the first time on the new pit, I can look forward
to it just getting better with every future cook out. This is one outstanding
grill/smoker/joy! Here's to good cookin'....." S. Holcomb, Houston, TX,
December 13, 2010
"Thank you very much not only for the great prices on your products, outstanding
service and delivery, but the support from customer service when I ordered the
wrong part for my burner. Looking forward to purchasing your quality equipment
and products in the future. A true customer-oriented company."
Malloy, Tiverton, RI December 9, 2010
"I've been really enjoying my new 2040CC Deluxe Smoker (Model 2040CC Classic Chef)!!
I got 'er all cleaned up, oiled down and smoked in the same night after you
dropped it off. Thanks for taking that extra step with the personal delivery.
It clearly shows that the folks at Tejas mean business in providing quality
products and customer service." S. Holcomb, Houston, TX December 8,
"We just wanted to thank you for the excellent customer service on our smoker
pit (Model 2040CC Classic Chef).
We got the new valve and tried the smoker out this weekend
and everything turned out terrific - our brisket had the best taste it's ever
had, mostly due to the fact that we didn't have to use lighter fluid or charcoal
to get the fire started. Everything worked perfectly and my husband said to
thank you for all the pointers you gave him on using the smoker, because it was
all very helpful and allowed us to do a great job of cooking the first time
around. Thanks again - we'll be sending pics of our company barbecue and
we'll be bragging on your smoker and your company to everyone who asks.
Sincerely." R. Jeffery, Baton Rouge, LA May 3, 2010
... "I'm a big
outdoor bbq guy and I enjoy grilling and smoking more than just about anything.
Back in 1999 I purchased a (model 1628)
Tejas smoker pit. It weighed a ton and I figured it would last me a while.
Well, 11 years later, four different addresses, and approximately 1389 great
cookouts later it is still going strong. It is now part of the family.
I've cooked it all on this puppy, you name it, it has been on my pit. So
thank you so much for taking the time and pride to make such a strong, durable,
life-time smoker pit. I sure have gotten my money's worth out of this
purchase! P. Leyendecker," Laredo, TX April 19, 2010
... "I purchased
a model 2430
from one of your distributors a couple of weeks
ago and I simply love this pit. Having the fire box below the cooking
surface and water pan is ideal (I can't understand why more pits are not made
this way)! I have cooked on all types of pits but this is the most
even-cooking unit I have ever used. I will never own another offset
firebox pit again. I took the 2430
to a bbq contest this past weekend and won First Place in Brisket and
Chicken. Everyone was in love with this pit. I also cooked five 18 lb
pork shoulders at one time on this pit. I just want to say that I could
not be more impressed with the 2430
and am thinking that you guys should consider creating an even larger version of
this pit. Best regards." S. Fontenot, Alexandria, LA March 23, 2010
... "Finally got the
smoker pit (1628CC Deluxe)!
It took two of us the whole day to unpack it (shipped
internationally in a wood crate).
It was absolutely perfect —a great packing job! We used it for the
first time (after seasoning it) last weekend, did pork butt and some smoking in
the vertical chamber. Never have I or my friends had such a succulent
feast. This has to be the Rolls Royce of pits. Once again thanks
for all your help and a really well made product —which should last a lifetime.
Best Regards." K. Pudney, Limassol, Cyprus, November 4, 2009
"You have a great website...I purchased one of the large two-piece burners
(HPMAX-2, The Monster Burner) for the
World Championship Gumbo Cooking Competition in New Iberia last month and place
4th in the professional category for Seafood Gumbo....Thank you." W. Camp,
CEO/Fabricator/Competitive Chef for Coffin Bar-B-Q Pits, Inc. Baton Rouge, LA
November 2, 2009
"I had looked for a Gas Hose EVERYWHERE and I could not find anything. You guys
had exactly what I needed at a great price. I got my hose in just 3 days
and it is PERFECT! I just wanted to say THANKS. I can get back to
grilling! " M. Levinson, Eagle, ID, October 30, 2009
... "Thanks again for the fantastic (custom made) grill grates, they
are absolutely perfect! They fit my store bought smoker like a glove. I really
appreciate you letting me custom order the right size. Ya'll's customer service
is top notch!" T. Gillum, Camp Lejeune, NC. September 29, 2009
"I wanted to let you know that the 2040 (model
worked great yesterday. For its initial cooking, I started with a brisket at 2
AM and 200 deg F with white oak. I did the brisket fat side down and
mopped hourly and wrapped in foil and flipped it over to fat side up after 4
hours of smoking. I switched wood to hickory at 7 AM and put in a couple of
slabs of pork spare ribs into the fire box end of the smoker barrel and left the
wrapped brisket in the cool end. After 3 hours of smoking, mopping and flipping
the ribs, I wrapped them in foil and went to burning only natural gas (using the
gas assist/log lighter pipe) to continue cooking the brisket and the ribs at 200
deg F. At 1 PM I began burning pecan with two butterflied chickens on the top
rack of the smoker. Around 3 PM I used a grill to finish off the ribs
by caramelizing layers of bbq sauce and crisped the chicken skin with
oil/salt. The brisket, ribs and chicken went into a regular oven at 200 deg F
and salmon and sausage went into the smoker at 4 PM still burning pecan.
Everything was done before the neighborhood arrived at 5:30 PM. This was a
cooking marathon for me with no sleep and it was a demanding test of the 2040
but everything came out great. I'm going through leftovers today and
enjoying flavors I was too wiped out to appreciate last night. The brisket was
the best by far I have ever made and the smoke flavor of everything cooked was
way better than anything I have made before - none of the bitterness
characteristic of food made with my previous smoker. There is tremendous
challenge and satisfaction from successful bbq and although I am a long way from
feeling proficient at this, I am excited by the prospect of learning more and
confident that I have the best equipment for the job. Thanks again Jim,
Best regards," G. Munakata, Seal Beach CA. February 23, 2009.
wanted to let you know I received everything and could not be happier with the
products quality as well as the technical and customer service reports from
Tejas Smokers. ...I will use the custom cooker stand for crab boils,
jambalaya, etc. Thanks for all the help." M. Onweller, Chicago, IL.
October 12, 2008.
... "I would like to thank you and your
staff...and with all of the hardship you and your fellow Texans just went
through that real nasty hurricane... right after all that, I received my
smoker pit. I'm so proud of that pit and have seasoned it per your
instructions, I cooked up some pork ribs and they were the best I
have ever had. I used a rub and covered them left them in the fridge
overnight. The next day I started my fire at 11:00 a.m. and cooked them at
225 degrees for 5 hours. They were tender and juicy...not dried out like
in some restaurants and they fell slightly off the bone. The
held the heat just where I wanted it and did not vary at all. The damper
in the firebox is very precise and needs very little adjustment to maintain the
temperature. I didn't have to chase the temperature all day...it stayed
well within the limits. I just wanted to let everyone know this pit
is AWESOME. I can't wait to try some Sockeye on it here in the
Northwest...we DO like our fish. Thanks again for a Great Product.
I will keep in touch." W. DeMent, Olalla WA. October 12, 2008.
wanted to drop a note to say thanks again! I LOVE this thing (Model
2040 DELUXE with a side burner)!
In the past few weeks I’ve smoked out the neighborhood, but I have also been a
huge hit at the pool as I’ve fed the folks I’ve smoked out! I’ve got an
office full of test tasters who are now purchasing meats for me to cook and
bring in! Brisket, tri-tip, ribs, and pulled pork thus far. All of
it very, very good. I’ve got another big party on slate for 8/16…the
final tune-up before football season! If you’re ever in the Bay
Area, I know a place to get some real good grub. Thanks again," I.Vaca,
Jr., Richmond California, August 4, 2008
..."...Man, I love that grill (2454XL
with large wheels)! Now that's
what I am talking about.... Awesome, simply awesome. Well packaged
and sent in a very timely manner. J.Steib, Vacherie, Louisiana, July 22,
... "This is the
coolest item I have purchased in a long time. I am so glad to have found your
web site. You now have a loyal customer for all my grilling and smoking needs.
As I type this email I have 550 lbs of fresh Hormel pork “butt” on the grill and
it is doing just fine. The propane assist for the steam pans is doing just fine
thanks to the high pressure valve (COMRI-60
gas regulator with pressure gauge). Just
wanted to say…Thanks," K. Muse, Trussville, AL July 1, 2008
saw the new model (2040CC-CLASSIC CHEF)
I said to myself THEY MADE IT BETTER!!! WOW!! I didn't think that was
possible. Thanks." F. Glover, Medina, Ohio, June 19, 2008
... "I got my
new TEJAS SMOKER PIT (model 2040CC)!!
yesterday morning. I got all the wrapping off...it was so easy not having
to really put anything together other than a handle and two temperature gauges.
I'm lost for words. What a SMOKER PIT! Tonight I am seasoning the pit and
after that I will use the suggested brisket recipe. The TEJAS SMOKER PIT is
BEAUTIFUL work done. My hat is off to you and your company. Thanks
Jim for all your help." F. Glover, Medina, OH, June 11, 2008.
can't believe it's May already. We had the quintessential Michigan spring
day yesterday. Crystal clear, blue skies, no wind, about 68 degrees. I got
up at 4 am to start a brisket for a party that we had in the evening.
Anyway, I had a 12 lb full brisket. This was my first attempt at brisket,
and I cooked it for about 15 hours without foil. Kept the temperature
consistently between 200 and 250. Had one little lapse early in the process
where it got up to around 300. Used a recipe from Legends of Texas
Barbecue, by Jim Goode. A couple of hours in I took a couple of onions,
sautéed them, and then smothered the brisket in onions, which helped retain
the moisture from the mop. Anyway, it was a huge success, the
brisket was tender and moist. One of my doctoral students was here . . .
she's a Texan, and she said it was some of the best brisket she's ever had.
And I did it without foil and it had a perfect smoke ring. I love my
Thanks again," J. Reed, Williamston, MI, May 11, 2008.
... "I wanted to let you know
how much I appreciated the service from Tejas Smokers once again. The burner
(CC300H - Bad Boy Cooker)
was in a word AWESOME, and I don't use that word much, as most of the time
it is overused. I took a 122 quart pot half full of water and it came
to a rolling boil within 15 minutes...cooked 300 lbs of crawfish to
perfection. It used to take over an hour on my old burner, so it is
quite a change, but it is something I can definitely get used to :>)
. Thanks" R. McCall, Pearland, TX,
April 8, 2008.
... "I've cooked for any number of
friends and family, and you should see them ogle that
It's the talk of the neighborhood! Thanks again for all your advice,
and for the wonderful workmanship on the
It's a thing of beauty. (It's all slopped up now. I believe you call
that character!) All the best," J. Reed, Williamston,
MI, March 30, 2008.
... "Thank you very much for
such amazing customer service. I'm from Louisiana. Just a country
boy in a big city really. I gotta tell ya, customer service like this
doesn't exist in San Francisco. I so appreciate it. Thanks," C
Caballero, San Francisco, CA March 9, 2008.
... "Got my
Rib Rack on
Friday afternoon and was smoking with it on Saturday. It worked awesome.
It was fairly easy to load up the ribs and easier to carry with the handles
which also made it great when taking the ribs out of the smoker. It really
helped cut the cooking time. I have usually just laid the ribs on the smoker
racks and smoke them that way but not anymore. I will definitely recommend
your Rib Rack to my family and friends. Thanks again for the fast shipment."
M. Cummins, Independence, MO May 7, 2007.
... "I received the smoker (2040)
yesterday. You should have seen us getting that thing in and out of my
small pickup. Anyhow, I want to compliment you on a nice unit. Your
images (on the website) do not do it justice. I plan to clean and cure it
on Friday night and then fire it up on Saturday. Really excited!
Thanks," R. Casey, Woodstock, GA February 14, 2007.
... "Thank you! Thank
you! Thank you! I could not be happier with the smoker pit (2040CC)
and all the accessory upgrades! First Class deal all the way! If you
ever need a reference you can feel free to count on me! Thanks, " K.
Yerves, Boca Raton, FL February 13, 2007.
... "I’m starting to get used to
my new 2040CC
after using some “cheap imitations” for many years. It is
really amazing how easy it is to control temperatures.... And by
the way, it's one Hell of a Pit!!!!!!! I'm very happy and
I'll bet it's the last one I'll need. Thanks again." J.
Duncan, Frisco, Texas June 5, 2006.
... "I got the
smoker delivered to me here in Snowflake, AZ and began the seasoning
process in a snow storm. I haven't been so excited about something
in a long time. By about nine o'clock that evening I was finally
ready to get cooking. Six o'clock the following morning I had it warming
up for a day of cooking. I put on two racks of ribs, some links
and a whole chicken. I know you told me to start out with
something easier than ribs or chicken but you made it sound so easy I a
felt like a pro. Now you will remember that I had never smoked or
cooked on a smoker in my life and so this had the makings for disaster.
I followed the directions you gave me down to the letter and off we
went. My buddies had come by to rope some new steers we got at our
arena so I jumped back and forth from roping to the smoker and watched
the temperature gauges carefully. By the time we had worn
out our horses the food was just finished. My dad who refuses to
buy ribs because they are never good enough said my ribs were the best
he had ever eaten. We pulled the bone out with two fingers and ate
the meat with a fork. The chicken fell off the bone as well. I
have cooked on it three times a week and nothing has come out less than
perfect. Thanks again for putting me on to this great machine.
I am not Texan but Arizona cowboys can hang with the best of them. Gotta
go...I have a fifteen pound beef brisket on with two more racks of ribs.
God Bless Y'all.
D.Turley, Snowflake, AZ, February 7, 2006.
... "I have to say
that the smoker (Model 2040CC)
is everything I thought it would be, I have spent hours and hours
cooking on it. I would make it mandatory that people buy the
gas fire starter (log lighter) ...boy it is well worth it. I never
thought I could cook like that on anything. That smoker makes
it easy. I have very tight control over the temperature, and I love
that. Last weekend I smoked a large chicken full of Guinness, 3
racks of baby backs, and a pork butt. All the neighbors are
jealous, they wouldn't go home. My house was a party house all
weekend. You were right on with putting the ribs in foil for
the last hour on the smoker they fell apart when we were eating
them. I am now the Barbeque King in my neighborhood. Thanks
again. I love it..." P.G. Klasner, Dracut, Massachusetts,
October 31, 2005.
... "I received
my pit (Model 1628)
last Monday and after the small chore of getting it unloaded (that
thing is dang heavy) and waiting for my 50# box of pecan logs to get
here.....I am now seasoning it and watching football today!
Kind of glad I went smaller as I don't know what I would've done
with the big boy. I can't tell you how happy I am with it, and
I haven't even cooked on it yet - but I can tell it's going to be
great. The quality is outstanding and I can't get over how quickly
and easily it is to control the temperature...it is as responsive as
a regular oven burner. If you ever need someone to vouch or
give a testimonial in your advertising - please feel free to use my
comments. Thanks again." E. Lawton, Tampa Bay, FL, October 8,
... "Just a note to
let you know how amazing my
2430 smoker pit is working.
Every heavenly smoked item that comes out of it is nothing short of
spectacular! So much so that a friend of mine bought one after
he had some of the first brisket I made. This smoker is so easy to
use and control, the log starter is a nice touch, it makes long
hours of smoking a breeze. Thanks for a wonderful product and
your gracious hospitality for helping me get started." R.Woods,
Las Vegas, Nevada, October 6, 2005.
I just received my 2040
smoker. I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of your
product. I ordered an extra ash pan per your suggestion
(for use as a firebox lid baffle).
As soon as I saw where it went and how it would protect the lid it
was a no-brainer. I'm going to season the pit this weekend.
Thanks for all the tips you've provided via email and on your
website. It is rare to order something without actually
seeing it and then have it exceed your expectations. Your
smoker did that and then some. I'm looking forward to firing
it up. Thanks again." E. Wayland, Newark, Delaware, September 13,
... "I am tickled pink with
my new 2040
smoker. I received it in perfect order and then seasoned it as
per your instructions. It enabled me to throw a Labor Day bash
that will be talked about for the ages. I smoked briskets,
pork butts, ribs, turkey wings, and sausages just like a Pro.
I would like to thank you for the personal instruction that you gave
me. The barbecue publications that you recommended were first
rate. Yes, indeed! I'm really having a time with this
smoker. I have only had it a week now and have already used it
three times! I have smoked everything from briskets to turkey
wings...all with outstanding results. For Labor Day I really had it
loaded up. As a matter of fact, I had my new grill (model
2454XL) AND the new smoker (model
2040) loaded up. There were
over 100 people present. Every time I use it, I get better at
it. I also keep it as clean as I kept my M16 rifle when I was in
the army. The Tejas Smokers apron and the Tejas Smokers hat
were beautiful, and I'm also glad that I brought the triangle dinner
bell. Everything was great. It is a real good
product and is well worth the money." C. Jackson, Cowpens, South Carolina,
September 9, 2005.
... "I am loving my
barbecue grill (model
received the grill, expertly packed for shipment, in perfect
order. I followed your instructions to the letter and
have enjoyed nothing but "Grilling Nirvana". I did up
some ribs and steak, with unimaginable great results. They
were so tender and tasty that you could not stop eating
them. I grilled up a well done steak that was still
moist and tender. This grill is down right bodacious.
The quality and workmanship is without question the best. To
top this off, it isn't hard to look at. It is very
pleasing to the eye. This barbecue grill has enabled me to get
results that I have never before been able to achieve." C.
Jackson, Cowpens, South Carolina, August 18, 2005.
... "Just wanted to let you know
that my Tejas Charcoal Grill new version of the 2436 (now
the model 2436XL) showed up in
Michigan on time and in perfect condition. Excellent packing on your
part must have contributed to that. I have used it 6 times now and every
time I get a little better. Last night I did a couple cut up
chickens kind of indirect and finished direct and they were excellent!
It's nice to be able to move the fire up and down and to have enough room
to get the food away from the fire when you want to, but still get a good
hot fire right up under your steaks. I have to compliment your
construction as well. The welds are excellent and the bending is
perfect. You guys are clearly fans of the "When in doubt...build it
stout" school of manufacturing. I couldn't be happier.
Thanks," R. Martin, Bloomfield, Michigan, July 13, 2005.
"I would like to thank you and your associates for providing true Quality
Customer Service. We arrived back home in El Dorado, Arkansas Saturday
afternoon with the Model
2040 safe and sound.
The packing and loading of the pit in my truck was superb. The pit did
not move an inch during the trip back to Arkansas. The pit (model
2040) is a dream come
true with the ease of the pit holding temperature during the four hour
seasoning process on Sunday afternoon. I can’t wait to smoke a few
ribs using the pit. The ability of the pit to hold 225 degrees will be a
snap with its ability at holding temperature during the break-in.
Thanks again for the tour and class on BBQ 101. You have a wealth of
knowledge to share. Wish everyone had the opportunity to meet
and talk with you one-on-one in Houston. Once again you are the true
meaning of Quality Customer Service in both the quality of the pit you sell
and the individual service you provide throughout the sell and delivery."
B. Lockwood, El Dorado, Arkansas, May 2nd, 2005.
again...the pit (model
2040) was exactly as
you represented it would be. I used it for the first time last Saturday.
After four hours of break-in, I made some ribs and sausage. They were
have never cooked on anything that holds the temperature the way this pit
does. Once (before I had started cooking) I had to leave for a couple of
hours. I added a log and stabilized the temperature at 205 degrees. When
I returned, it was sitting pretty at just over 200 degrees. Needless
to say, I was completely blown away. It's been years since I have been as
pleased with a purchase as I am with this one. Keep up the good
work!" C. Brooks,
Austin, Texas, April 29th, 2005.
... "Thanks for the quick,
easy, and, best of all, thorough transaction. I purchased this pit
from you, sight unseen, because of my respect for your attention to detail
and passion for what you do. I picked up the pit yesterday, and have
not gotten it down from my truck bed yet, but intend to break it in and
smoke an inaugural rack of ribs this weekend. I will gladly
stay in touch, and will not hesitate to ask questions when they arise.
Again, it was a distinct pleasure dealing with you. Your breed is rare
these days." Best regards, C. Brooks, Austin, Texas, April
... "Wow. I followed several of
your suggestions from our phone call and I have made two turkeys, two
chickens, some smoked salmon, and several racks of ribs since then. The
Pit (model 2040CC)
is awesome! I am extremely happy with it and your advice was invaluable.
Thanks again!!!!!!" M. Cullen, Peebles, Ohio, March 22nd,
... "The barbecue pit
arrived, and now I can see where all of that armament for our boys in Iraq
disappeared to. We literally had fears of being crushed as we
wrestled it (model 1628)
from the bed of my son's pickup. I'm reminded that price is an issue
only in the absence of quality, and the quality is there. Thank you."
T.Burtschin, Palm Beach Gardens, FL,
March 30th, 2005.
... " I was very
impressed with your products (stainless
steel rib rack and drunken chicken stand)
just by looking at them.. then when I used them I was even more impressed.
I have always had a problem with inferior products that last a few years and
then end up in the scrap heap ... yours seems to be the kind the things you
could use for years and then pass on to your children." J. Phillips,
SmokingMeat.com, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 21st, 2005.
... "I just wanted to drop you a line
and tell you what a fine product you have. I recently purchased the
barbecue smoker pit and I
am extremely satisfied. This is my 3rd barbecue pit and none compares with yours.
The ease of cooking when you don't have to stand over your barbecue smoker pit is unbelievable,
and the meat is outstanding. Thanks again for your prompt service and the
unmatched quality your business provides." T. Jarrard, Demorest, Georgia,
March 13st, 2005.
... "I received
my barbecue pit (model
broke it in as you recommended, and smoked a butt which I am eating now.
I used some pistachio and cherry wood. The meat is awesome and the
barbecue pit blows my buddy's Gator pit away! The fit and finish is
phenomenal. I fired it up and found it a breeze to keep it at 225
degrees. Great barbecue pit!" S. Yokobosky, Chandler, Arizona, February 20th,
... "I just wanted to let you know how much I love the
barbecue smoker pit
I have learned a lot and everything is coming out so good. I
have never seen a better barbecue pit anywhere and everyone here loves it." S.
Ezell, Huntsville, Alabama, February 12th, 2005.
... "I bought 2 of your model
smokers in November (2004) and they are
without question the best cooking barbecue pits I have ever seen or used. I
have cooked Brisket and Boston Butt and they came out so juicy and tender
it was outstanding. I also grilled some steaks using the grill
portion in firebox... super steaks. Temperature control is easy to
maintain while smoking and clean up is a snap. Everyone should own
one! GREAT WORK TEJAS. Thanks" W. H. Morris,
Opelousas, Louisiana, January 5th, 2005.
... "My 2430
outstanding." C. Chapman, Sebastian, Florida, October 16th, 2004.
... "Just an update on the
2040 barbecue smoker pit I purchased from
you a little over a year ago. I just finished my first season on the
competitive BBQ circuit using my 2040. Highlights of the summer
include; 9th overall at the Minnesota State Championship and at the State
Center, Iowa contest (2nd in ribs), 2nd in brisket at the Iowa State
Championship, and 24th overall at the 2004 American Royal in Kansas City.
Thanks for making such great barbecue pits ! " R. Mueller (Duke's BBQ),
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, October 15th, 2004.
... "After 13 years with our now worn-out
barbecue smoker pit, my Father's
Day present was a new barbecue pit (model 1628)
from your company. I performed the 4 hour burning-in before the first use
and let me tell you, there's nothing like a Tejas smoker. I smoked ribs
today and they were out of this world. I smoked them unwrapped for about 2
hours, then wrapped them in foil after a liberal coating of barbecue
sauce. Two hours after that we ate some of the best ribs we've ever
tasted. Oh, we also threw in some sausage in an nibbled on that while
waiting for the ribs.... Next weekend is brisket time. Thanks for a great
cooking machine." R. Wolfe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 20, 2004.
... "I just thought that I'd write to tell you
how happy I have been with your barbecue smoker pit (model 1628CC). Since I bought it
last April I have used it numerous times and it makes wonderfully smoked
meats (and smoked habanera and peppers too...!!!). I followed
your burn-in and all your instructions exactly. I've done smoked
turkeys, country ham, chickens, ribs, salmon, mostly using a pecan/hickory
mixture. All the northerners up here have never seen anything like it.
My neighbor came over and said: "What is that thing, anyway ?" They
think I'm nuts until they eat the food...!!! By the way, lately
I have even used it down to 30-35 degrees-F here in the frigid North and it
still works fine. You can put this in your advertising ... !!! :-)" J. Baiano, Brick,
New Jersey, January 25, 2004.
... "The barbecue smoker pit (model 2040) is great. In fact, it is so
fine that people are always checking it out and commenting on it. I
referred a guy in our fire department to you so he will probably be coming
to see you. He was so impressed with it he didn't want to
change a thing but add a stainless steel cover shelf to the folding table
in front. Again thanks a lot and happy cooking." J. Frank, Unit 453 Tri- County Fire Dept., Waller, Texas June 6,
barbecue smoker pit arrived this afternoon. What an incredible pack job. Maximus, my 145lb., 11mo.
old puppy tore into the styrofoam like a bear in heat. The mess he made in the
back yard was unbelievable and I will be cleaning up little white bits for the
next few days at least.
I sure picked the
right model (model 2430)
from your barbecue pits . It's perfect. Even smells great.
Thank-you very much. :-) " C. Chapman, Sebastian, Florida, March 22, 2004.
... "Hi...hope you are doing fine. My
model 2430 smoker doing real good. Best ribs in
town! I just smile when I try to eat some of the restaurant ribs. They
don't even rate with mine. Really am enjoying my smoker!! Have a
nice day." D. Goble, Eaton Park, Florida July 31, 2004.
... "I just purchased the
model 1628 last week. I
smoked my first pork butt and I am hooked!! I love it- I can't wait
for this weekend to try again." J. Hilburger, Buffalo, New
York, June 9, 2004.
... "Thank you for the notification
(Advice of Shipment). Tejas Smokers customer support is truly
excellent. Can't wait to get started. Thanks." D. Marshall, June
... "The barbecue smoker pit has been unpacked and is being seasoned
now. The thing (model 2040) is awesome. Craftsmanship is top notch. My
yuppie neighbors are astonished! They think it's some type of whiskey still.
I'll set 'em straight with some pork buts tomorrow." R. VanArsdale, Ruther
Glen, Virginia, March 26, 2004.
... "Just to let you know that last Sunday, I made the
best pork ribs ever! They were devoured by my guests. I have
redemption! I am the man...the 'BBQ Man'. Thanks for your advice
and patience. I just hope I can duplicate the results. The ribs were
melt in your mouth good. They were tender, moist and falling off the
bone. I used a rub with less sugars, a beer (good beer)-based mop, and a
honey BBQ finishing sauce. I did leave some ribs dry. I smoked them for
about 4 hours (mopping every hour and turning once). After that, for
approximately one hour, I foiled them (tight seal) with some mop sauce
inside. The ribs were taken from the foil and painted some finishing
sauce. I place them back into the barbecue pit and let them smoke for about
30-40 minutes longer. The results were fantastic. This is why I
purchased a smoker (model 2430)." T.
Brooks, Ventura, California, July 15, 2004.
... "The new barbecue
smoker pit (model
1628CC) has arrived here in Germany safe and sound and we already
have broken it in according to your instructions. We used it the first
time last Saturday and it worked very nicely. Thanks for the very good
packaging of the BBQ (there happened to be lots of profanity when my
brother and some friends tried to open the crate in order to roll the
BBQ into the garden). Many thanks for the how-to advice you sent with
your last e-mail." H. Hammes, Cologne, Germany, July 5, 2004.
... "Thanks.... Over the years, this
barbecue smoker pit (model 2040CC) has
been used extensively for all kinds of gatherings at the Lonesome Pine Ranch,
where barbeque is the main food. I have barbequed for wannabe cowboy
groups and journalists from all over the U.S. as well as foreign entourages from
Norway, England, Israel, Spain, Germany, China, and many other places.
This barbecue pit is as good as it gets for great barbequing. Thanks again..." J. Elick, Elick Land & Cattle Company, Texas Ranch Life, Bellville, Texas,
December 19, 2003.
... "I've been able to use my new smoker a few times,
and as I'm getting used to it, the food gets better each time I use it.
A few days ago I smoked a couple pork butts and a couple of chickens. The
pork was great and the chickens were the best I've ever done. My
biggest concern was the ability to hold heat, but this barbecue pit (model
2040) keeps the temp
steady without constant tending. You do not overstate your barbecue pits ability to
hold heat. After my last smoker, this is something I can really
appreciate. Thanks again for making a great smoker.
Since you like trying new recipes, here's my favorite
pulled pork recipe, using a pork shoulder. 1/2 cup cider vinegar, 1/2 cup
water, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups of ketchup, 1 1/2 teaspoons black
pepper, 2 teaspoons of salt, 2 1/2 Tablespoons dry mustard, 4
Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, or Cheyenne pepper to your
desired heat level and add a couple spoonfuls of drippings caught during the
last couple hours of the smoking, simmer and stir, then mix in with pulled
pork. It will take 1 to 1 1/2 batches of sauce per ~6lb pork shoulder.
It is a simple recipe but it's really good." J. Lepley Columbus, Ohio, October 9, 2003.
... "I purchased a barbecue smoker
pit (model 1628), see above
you a couple of weeks ago. I am a total novice. I never had one
before and this was a new adventure for my family and me. We seasoned it per
your instructions, but being new to this I was hesitant to use it. Yesterday
I was handed a prime rib and was told to either smoke it or eat it raw....
So I smoked it !!! During the process I was the object of
everyone's jokes and teases. They were sure my first attempt would be
catastrophic, but your smoker proved them wrong! The prime rib was
magnificent. Your barbecue pit performed brilliantly, and everyone was amazed and
delighted (including myself)." D.Gasparetti, Lincoln, Nebraska, August 2003.... "Just wanted to let you know that the smoker (model
1628) arrived safe and sound, and it is just what I was hoping for and then
some." D. Gasparetti, Lincoln, Nebraska, July 2003.
... "It was good talking to you today. I again want to express my
great pleasure in owning a Tejas Smoker Pit. There are a few things about these
barbecue pits (model 2430) that I think are really great. First, the pit is of the
highest quality. It almost seemed a shame to cook in it. "Almost"
was the key word. It holds a constant temperature and makes the most moist
and delicious food. I occasionally use it to grill but the great
flavor of the smoke has me grilling less and less. Another nice
thing about the pit is that it makes a relaxed day. You know that you have to
stay nearby and just relax. Finally, the pit holds so much that we frequently
have friends drop by to share the bounty. It has been a great thing
and I look forward to more warm weather. Again, thanks." R.Wiesenthal, Wappingers Falls, New York, April 21st, 2003.... "I bought a smoker (model 2040) from you
last year and had it shipped up to Northern Virginia. The quality of the packing
was excellent, the order was complete and I have had the best year ever
barbequing. The barbecue pit is well constructed and works like you advertise and
better. If you remember I came down to your shop to look at the unit before I
had it shipped up to Virginia. Thanks for your quality product. I am referring
friends !" K. Glover, Arlington, VA October 24, 2002.
...."Last month Tony was a judge in a "Smoke Out" in Old Tucson. We got to
meet some big time smokers and got some great tips. We are very happy with this
barbecue pit, and so are our neighbors and friends. We love our new smoker (model
1628)". E. Rullo, Tuscon, AZ, May 21, 2002.
..."I've had the model 2430
barbecue smoker pit for almost 5 years and I keep loving it every
time I use it. When I got serious about smoking I checked out all of the
smokers on the market and purchased this one because of 3 main criteria:
the design of the firebox underneath, the low smoke stack, and the water tray.
I bought it in Dallas when I lived in Ft. Worth and it's been with me on 3
moves: from Ft. Worth to Houston, Houston to Orlando, and now Orlando to
Memphis. Thanks for a great barbecue pit. I know I'll have many more
years of smoking pleasure." E.Robins, Memphis, Tennessee, January 19,
..."Hello from New York City. Got the smoker
pit (model 2430) on
Monday. Lit it up and seasoned it according to your instructions.
Easy to get used to. Had some stuff marinating and about 10 friends in
waiting. What can I say? I thank you. My
friends thank you. My food thanks you...scrumptious and spectacular.
Even the first time out, I could see, when I set the temp to 200 F, it stayed
right there for 45 minutes. Now we are all getting ready for a
massive BBQ. Thanx again with all your help and patience for we
northerners. It was well worth the wait! You would
have laughed watching three Chinese (and) me, without a word of English between
them, carry (it) up 5 flights of stairs (up to the roof top patio in downtown
New York City)". Thanx again. P.Burstin, New York, New
York, June 12, 2002.
..."Louis (Tejas Dealer in Goldwaithe, Texas) had my
model 2430 combo barbecue
smoker pit delivered
to Whitney (on) Sunday. It looks great and appears to be everything that I
was looking for in a smoker. Try this recipe sometime: Apple Turkey...Inject
turkey with apple juice concentrate (large can of frozen). Season cavity
with your favorite seasoning (I use Rudy's Turkey Rub) and then stuff cavity
with quartered apples. Rub turkey with same seasoning. Smoke over
apple wood (or use apple smoking chips on pecan) at 225 for about 40-45 minutes
a pound. Best to place turkey in an aluminum roasting pan as the apples really
put out the juice. You can use this to baste periodically. Regards, " R.Hauser,
Whitney, TX, June 25th, 2002.
..."Just want you guys to know that the model 2430
is everything I expected and
for in a smoker. Smoked a couple of large briskets and a couple of pork butts
plus some sausage. I have never smoked briskets that were so tender and
juicy......the butts, too. Temperature was very easy to control and
clean-up was a no-brainer. Love the log starter. Thanks!" R. Hauser,
Whitney, TX, July 1st, 2002.
... "I picked up my smoker pit (model 2040CC) last night (at the freight
terminal). All I have to say is that if it works as good as you packaged
it for shipping it's going to be one hell of a Smoker!!! I'll be in
touch." L.Trapizona, Pittsburgh, PA, August 1st, 2002.
... "Here is a nice recipe for boned out Leg of
Lamb that can be slowly smoked or grilled, whatever. Take one boned leg of
lamb and cut all visible fat, and tie back up with butcher string. Prepare
a marinate with the following: 3/4 bottle red wine, 1/2 C olive oil, 1/2 C
Worchestershire sauce, 3/4 C chopped garlic, 3/4 C chopped rosemary, 1/2 C
basil, 1/2 C oregano, 1/4 C curry, 1 T crushed red pepper, 1 small onion
2 T salt, 2 T black pepper. Put it all in a big Ziploc bag with the lamb
and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hrs, preferably 48 hrs.
you do this a lot, it helps to get the spices and garlic at Costco, or in bulk
at a Mexican food place." T.Gates, Yakima, WA, August 12, 2002.
..."Just wanted to say the Steak/Fajita cooker (model 2436
grill ) is great. You have a top notch product." G.Willbanks,
Houston, Texas, August 26th, 2002.
..."Recently, I purchased one of your fabulous
barbecue pits , a
Model 1628 barbecue pit. I have smoked on it a few times since I purchased the black
iron-horse and greatly enjoy it." G.Riki, Missouri City, Texas,
September 16th, 2002.
..."I really appreciate you and your crew coming out to my house on such
short notice. Tejas Smokers definitely went over and above what other
manufacturers would have even come close to calling customer service. The
barbecue smoker pit
(model 2430) worked great for my BBQ that weekend and the brisket and ribs were the best I
have cooked yet. I should have just called you in the first place. Again, I love
this barbecue smoker pit and I thank you for the service. I will definitely be sure to recommend
your barbecue pits to anyone who is looking to buy one in the future". C. Rose,
Houston, Texas, March 26, 2002.
received the two barbecue pits (model 1628
smoker pits) on July 13th and tried mine out already.
Great fun!" V. Osterwalder, Caslano, Switzerland, July 30, 2000.
..."Thanks for all your help with the trucking company. The grill
(model 2436) barbecue
grill arrived last Monday and was everything we expected. Thank you for
making such a great product!" R. Shepard, Menlo Park, CA, July 17,
...."Jim, you were right, that I would come around and get the fire starter
(log lighter assembly for the built-in log lighter port) sooner or later. Just
got back from vacation, spent a month in Spain. My last big smoke was two large
raw hams for Mother's Day. Thirty hours later the guests did not believe it was
ham. Thanks for making GREAT barbecue pits (2040CC). I'll
fire it up again this weekend with pork loin, shrimp, and smoke/grilled
J. Ara, Fulshear, Texas, September 15, 2000.
..."Thanks for picking up the shipping (free shipping on cookbooks and
accessories). This makes your store very price competitive with even the "big
like Amazon.com". C.Skelly, Wheat Ridge, CO, June 14, 2001.
..."You guys seem to be the "Cadillac" out there on the web for
smoker pit , and have (a) very useful, informative web site". B. Harlan,
..."Boy, do you make great looking barbecue pits !!!"
J. Stewart, January 07, 1999.
..."Owned one your barbecue pits (model 1628) over four years, have really enjoyed it".
G. McShan, Pasadena, Texas, January 1, 1999.