Building Granmaw..

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by hemi, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    This the first offset smoker that I built for myself. I have built a few for
    customers and for the boss who runs a concession bbq business. Mostly
    wood burners. I have gotten to the point that I like to use charcoal for most of the cooking and add wood at different points in the cooking.
    I like the smoke taste but not as strong as some like it.

    The firebox is 16''X16'' and made out of 1/2 '' mild steel plate because
    I got it free. Really not necessary to be that thick but it holds the heat
    a bit more stable than thinner stuff. a few weeks ago I got caught in
    the pouring rain for over an hour and it lost only about 10 degrees total.

    The cooking chamber is made from a 22 gal propane stationary tank
    off a truck.

    the cooking surface is about right for 2 shoulders with plenty of room
    and 3 shoulders if need be. Just the wife [4'8'' of mean..] and myself
    and our fur kids. so it is plenty big.. we don't have many visitors and
    that is how we like it. BUTT ! our rotties are eating machines!!

    some pics close to the end of construction..

    and finished the first time..

    and after converting to a reverse flow smoker.

    The reason for the ornamental iron and the name ''Granmaw'' is because
    of the never ending battle my granmaw had with an Ivey vine on her
    chimney of that old cabin in the mountains of NC. That old battleaxe is
    gone but the chimney and the vine are doing fine !!.. Well here goes
    the button... Hemi[​IMG]
  2. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    It held the temperature up pretty well thru the downpour.. Hemi.

    and the proof is in the pudding .. Pork Roll rather..
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    Looks great [​IMG]
  4. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Nice work...

  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you did a great job on building it and the pork roll looks great too...[​IMG]
  6. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice, love the vine work. Nothing better then the stuff you make.
  7. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is a very pretty smoker, and it looks bulletproof....well done!


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