Another virgin build.

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by meatbox, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. meatbox

    meatbox Newbie

    First off, THANK YOU ALL for such a wonderful wealth of information!

    So I started my outdoor smoking adventures on a combo side by side gas and offset rig. Well, I quickly outgrew that in its stock form and modified the bee-Jesus out of it... and you guessed it... outgrew that..

    So I started researching like a mad man for the past few months and doing some design idea'tion as time allowed.

    Finally I settled on the idea of a reverse flow.. so the hunt for parts began..

    I had considered buying and tweaking a new generation Pecos... those are a pretty nice starter rig I.M.O. sub 500$

    But, as fate would have it I landed a burnt out, rusted and flooded original Oklahoma Joe. All 1/8" steal and for 60$.

    Half of the firebox was unusable so I cut that out and did some tweaking... and after a few test burns I'm going to extend the box height by 5". It's to small and over-temping (I used feldons)

    Enough chatter chatter... in to the pics. (Be kind it's not complete yet)


    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great so far!

  3. meatbox

    meatbox Newbie

    Thanks Al!

    Got some more progress done today.
    Fire Box extended 5", door latches welded on, and some cheap little dial thermometers (I cook digital, but it's a nice back up) and some more fire vents

    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016
  4. meatbox

    meatbox Newbie

    Got the shelf finished today.
    All that is left is make some handles, and put a channel in the convection plate!
  5. meatbox

    meatbox Newbie

    First official cook went great. Pork shoulder fresh off the smoke.

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