Back after being erased by technical probs..

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bbq engineer, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi everyone,

    I am not new to the forum or smoking meat, but I was erased by the server meltdown. Since I am rejoining, I have changed my screen name from Arctikdog to BBQ Engineer, as it more accurately fits my mentality. I have trouble turning the engineer off in my head, as I can always find a way to make it bigger, stronger, faster, or better.

    I have made my own smoker, so let me tell you about it. It is a cabinet smoker that is double walled and insulated. The walls are 10 gauge steel (.134"), and I used a ceramic wool insulation between the walls. It is super efficient, and I have smoked in -2 degree weather with a stiff breeze blowing, and kept temp all day with only a small amount of charcoal.

    Here I am igniting a burn-out of the cabinet.

    Here is a photo after I got a cart under it and some paint thrown on. The cart has trailer jacks to allow me to level it.

    I have since built another to give to my brother! The firebox and smoking chamber are separated by a water pan, and the door is fully gasketed and air tight.

    I love to 'Que, and I have won some awards at KCBS events. Next on my agenda is a double walled and insulated trailer mounted reverse flow with a rib rack (Think along the lines of a Lang 60 Deluxe, but insulated). I plan to start this soon, and will document this for all to see.

    In order to make my introduction legitimate, I think I should also include some qview to show my stuff, because after all, like Bubba says, no pictures, didn't happen!


    Pulled Chuckie.........

    Cherry smoked salmon for me and Mrs. Engineer..........

    While I am at it, I want to introduce my two Cattle dogs (The Cow Girls)...they are great BBQ helpers. No one will peek my 'Que with these two around!

    The Blue Heeler is so amazing, she really deserves her own post. She is tough as nails, focused, driven, and is the best frisbee player I have ever seen!

    I am glad to be back, so now I can view attachments that people post and make comments to people's questions.

    BBQ Eng.
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome back glad ya made it and very nice smoker and cool pics [​IMG]
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome back to the forum. Thanks for the pics. Nice looking smokers and good looking pups!
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet looking rigs and the dogs...well they are great! Oh the food too.

    Welcome back.[​IMG]
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to have you back my friend. Very nice pics, thanks for sharing.
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome back. Glad you decided to join us again.
  7. Welcome from Bama!
  8. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome! Looks like ya got skills dude! And your pups... man all mine do is eat and p°°p...
  9. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome back! Those are great lookin' smokers, thanks for the pics. Makes me wish I was a little handier.
  10. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome back BBQ Eng. Great pics...looking forward to more Q-View!!!
  11. dionysus

    dionysus Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    VERY NICE !!!! oh and BTW, Welcome. Looking forward to more pics ....
  12. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yeah...I remember you and the smoker. Welcome back! Nice qview.
  13. Welcome back.
  14. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome back......great looking smokers
  15. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    My dear old Dad had a cattle dog, 'ol Gus had three cats to his credit, and he never got out of the back yard! Fastest dog I've ever seen.
  16. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You understand completely...She has totally changed my perception of how tough and fast a dog can be. She guards my wife and my yard like a storm-trooper. Tough as nails, but sweet as honey!

    BBQ Eng.
  17. rickandtaz

    rickandtaz Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Points to you sir! Looks like a wonderful smoker design. I'm an engineer too and share your passion for dogs and good designs. I'm going to research ceramic wool, I've never heard of it. What a cool idea, one of those many things where you say to your self " I wish I'd thought of that".

    Thanks for taking the time to share and I hope you'll post more pics and info about your future builds!
  18. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice build, guess I missed this thread when you originally posted. I spent a lot time on one of the clone builder forums for stumps before I came across a very good deal the 224.

    Am I thinking correctly that yours is very similar to a Spicewine design?
  19. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome back[​IMG]

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