Before and after pics of my offset

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by guvna, May 21, 2010.

  1. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    hey all-
    i did a few mods and included some before and after shots. i cleaned it out, then sanded it down and painted it. i replaced the crappy charcoal grates with some perforated stainless i had laying around. i also fabbed up a heat deflecting baffle from a perf pan my work was throwing away and extended the chimney down to the cooking grates. the thermometer was located too high (and broken) so i relocated the therms to be at meat level. the original front shelf was really small and hurting so i replaced it with a proper one footer. what do you think?
     
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like it turned out really good.
     
  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    nice job!!!
     
  4. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nicely Done! [​IMG]
     
  5. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Score! You're gonna love it! Nice work![​IMG]
     
  6. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    What a make over. Looks great!! [​IMG]Good job. Expecting to see plenty of qview coming from that puppy. Or kitty if you prefer.
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great job on the refurb. [​IMG]
     
  8. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    nice resto and mods
     
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job on the mods... [​IMG]

    Just one question, is that elbow you used to extend the chimney Galvanized?
     
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well it looks like you have done a fabulous job and your smoker so now go fill it up.[​IMG]
     
  11. athabaskar

    athabaskar Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice. One thing though, when you use it that pretty front shelf is going to get crudded up. Mine did and it broke my heart after all the sanding and staining and sealing. Wife says it gives it character.
     
  12. herkysprings

    herkysprings Smoking Fanatic

    Nice BBQ! Nice Bike!

    I like the pictures of the BBQ where you have the bike hidden in the background and you can see the Triumph Label. Soemtimes I wish I wasnt so tall / big so I could have a Bonnie or Scrambler or Thruxton.

    I like my Guzzi tho!
     
  13. dick foster

    dick foster Smoking Fanatic

    I'd say you did a good job.
     
  14. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Makes me wish I was that handy [​IMG]

    Excellent! [​IMG]
     
  15. Looks like you did a hell of a job there! I still have a couple I need to get done on my SNP split top. You're gives me great inspiration to get started again!
     
  16. hernando

    hernando Smoke Blower

    Looks good. Have you fired it up yet?
     
  17. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    i think it is, but i don't think it'll get hot enough to matter. i have a torch though and could safely burn it off. i think i'll do that thanks!

    thanks. i'm waiting on a new afterburner b/c this one's going to be a gasser. i don't want to fill up the firebox with charcoal now... i just cleaned it out! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. dick foster

    dick foster Smoking Fanatic

    I don't think the galvanized flue matters as it's outside the cooking area and after the business is all done.
    You don't have to go tree hugger, enviro wacko, OSHA type crazy with this kinda stuff, just use common sense.
     
  19. I think the point being made about possible zinc contamination within the smoker is probably a valid one. It's the same reason that even the lower end BBQ tools are even stainless.

    When I did the stack mod on mine, I used a section of 3" aluminum flex tubing, similar to the heavy duty dryer vent material, but smaller.

    For the record, the dreaded "Brass Chill" is a painful affliction of the foundry industry prior to environmental controls, it occurs due to the vaporization of zinc when casting brass.

    That's all we're trying to suggest preventing, not tree-hugging; I drive an H2!
     
  20. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    word. i'll torch the thing.
    thanks,
    guvna

    EDIT - is there a way for me to tell if it's made from aluminum?
     

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