Backwoods Smoker Clone

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by dva, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. dva

    dva Newbie

    I started my Backwoods Smoker clone last week. I have a UDS and decided it was time for a new project. The smoker was sized after the Competitor,

    Cooking chamber 20X20X29 [in], with 8 cooking racks spaced 3 [in].

    The build has gone good so far and has been a lesson in welding. Prior welded experiance was melting rods when I was a kid in my dad’s shop.

    I have the cook box welded in and finished making the water pan water tight today and have the smoke stack tacked in place. I do not have all the pictures down loaded and will post some more when I have time.

    Below is the frame and my helper:

    PS: How do you post larger pictures?
  2. dva

    dva Newbie

    More pics

    Back of cooking chamber tacked in (14 guage) hot rolled steel. This is not the best material but could not pass this up because it was only $0.40 per pound.

    Water pan was aligned. I also used the sides to align the waer pan but do not have picturs of using the sides of the cooking chamber to square up the water pan.
  3. dva

    dva Newbie

    The sides are welded in and water pan is in place and only small drip on the drain pipe that I still need to fix.

    The smoke stack is tacked in place and was inspected by my helper:

    Prior to installing the outer sheeting, I need to finish welding in the smoke stack, install some supports for the fire box and heat deflector as well as brace the bottom of the water pan so it does not pop and throw water all over the place when it is heated up. I will also add some supports to tack the outer surface to the cooking chamber walls so they do not pop and move all over the place when it is heated as well.
  4. formerlyfatguy

    formerlyfatguy Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    great looking job so far!
    Nice work, but I bet all the credit goes to your "little inspector".
  5. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thats some good help ya got there and a good looken project[​IMG]
    keep us updated on the progress.
  6. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  7. timmy7649

    timmy7649 Fire Starter

    so i guess i'm confused on how this works. i thought the heat and smoke came straight up from the coals. but it really looks like it goes up the back in a different chamber then into the cook chamber. am i right? and why is that?
  8. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It seems to be being designed as a reverse flow vertical similar to the BWS ones.
  9. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    I can hardly wait to see it work.

    I have not seen something like that up close.

    A revers flow vertical? Time to do some googleing.......

    And its great to see you have a helper, boy I miss those days.
  10. winemaster

    winemaster Fire Starter

    Lookin good. You will love it. Ive had mine for 2 years, and its still goin strong.

  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now it sure does look like you are well on your way with one fine looking smoker. I cann't wait to see the finished product real soon.
  12. tucksbbq

    tucksbbq Newbie

    Did you ever finish it up and continue this thread?

    Last post I see is this one over a year and a half ago.

    Don T.
  13. More Pictures !!!!!
  14. smokinal

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

    How's the build coming along?
  15. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Don't tease us!  Show us how you are coming, or the finished product.  I bet it is spectacular.
  16. I sure would like to see some more picture, We are starting on one this weekend
  17. What type and where are you getting your insulation. We live in Tyler, Texas  hoping to find it local.
  18. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I want to build a Backwoods VRF combined with the stumps GF

    It would be the best of both worlds

    Hope your build is coming along great
  19. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
  20. kevin jones

    kevin jones Newbie

    Gary are u buildin a Stumps clone ? i live in Athens and am intetrested but a noob 

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