A close up tour of the New Wood Smoker Cooker and Trailer

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by bbally, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    With the smoker trailer back from powder coat I thought I would give a little
    tour of the unit. Even though it still has some work to be finished, the
    end is nearing on this 7 month project. And I wanted to show some of the
    close up thought that went into the unit and its trailer.
    First the smoker unit is powder coated black with the new 1600 F coat.
    This unit will not peel its coating unless I use Liquid Oxygen again, which I
    have not done since the barbeque race at 29 Palms. Which I won! (another
    She is really built well, a reverse flow design with a 4 degree induced draft
    angle to be sure with get draft. I had to induce draft with a built in
    angle as I intended to go across the trailer so the tongue could not be used to
    lift or lower for draft inducement. And I like my beer level, so I am not
    tilting my rig!
    She has a large side and a small side, both with expanded metal slide out
    racks. The expanded metal also makes up all the space inside between the
    racks so a full pig or two can cook in there. The reverse flow heating
    element is a piece of 22 gauge steel, arc at 8 foot radius and stitch welded
    with a grease trap at the firebox end to prevent grease flare.
    She sits nicely in an angle iron trap. Bolted for security to the angle
    which is welded to the trailer. The cooker carries a wood rack under the
    smoke chamber, and we used expanded metal to create a charcoal storage area
    under that. The firebox also sports a rack shelf under it for my gloves
    and strikers.
    You can see the mount hole for storage of the weed burner starter welded to
    the trailer floor. The half inch nipple is for the valve and propane
    supply to the weed burner. The upright half inch pipe goes to a propane
    lantern for light without all the racket of a genset.
    Here you can see how the expanded metal traps the charcoal for transport.
    The rings are for the two propane bottles. The one inch steel line coming
    up is for the house propane regulator to deliver the flow of fuel for the
    lanterns and heaters and stoves.
    The armadillo is waiting to open long necks!
    'til we talk again, really get a little done every weekend on the project and it will come to fruition!

    Chef Bob Ballantyne
    The Cowboy and The Rose Catering
    Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
  2. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The rack goes all the way around the firebox. Lots of things can be stored under there. Mostly my welding gloves for handling stuff that is
    This shows off her twin 55K btu commercial propane two eye range. I
    love appliances! And she has got a nice set! As I expect her to
    Her deck is completed powder coated in the metallic gray as is her underside.
    I put a set of Dutch Oven stacks on her, these are able to handle three 16
    inch lodge ovens in each stack. The door allows ash to be cleaned out.
    There is a 1.5 inch air insulation area between the trailer floor and the base
    for the charcoals. The hollow spot is for the lights. I have not
    wired it yet.
    I doubled up on the Dutch Oven stacks, the jacks take her off the axles for
    functions. And the ramp allows my food to roll on board. But more
    important she is wide enough on the deck to haul two Harley Heritage Soft Tail
    Classics anywhere we go!
    I am very happy with the project so far. I wish it would go faster, but
    correct is more important than fast!
    View of her counter weight system.
    Her ramp slides in and jacks fold up. She is ready to roll on to the
    next party!

    Hope you enjoyed the tour

    Chef Bob Ballantyne
    The Cowboy and The Rose Catering
    Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
  3. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks thats great
  4. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    very nice .cant wait to see her with smoke rolling out and the bikes going for a ride.[​IMG]
  5. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    real nice. Cant wait to see the TBS
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking set up Bob! I'm looking forward to seeing it in action too. [​IMG]
  7. salbaje gato

    salbaje gato Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    nice build bob. cant wait to see how it works,
  8. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    All I can say is WOW! [​IMG]
  9. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Dayum....that is going to be a nice rig. Congrats!!
  10. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Cool project build!
  11. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    man seems as though you really thought this one out. Its really nice. Would love a tour of the inside of your smoker,
  12. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man! That is one nice looking setup! I'm looking forward to seeing her in action. [​IMG]
  13. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ah another pick up line is born[​IMG]
  14. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    job well done, looks good.
  15. texas-smoker

    texas-smoker Newbie

    Very nice!

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