Building my first smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by stanq, May 7, 2009.

  1. Hi all, new guy here, looking for information and advice while building my new smoker. It's a lang 60 knockoff with a wide trailer so the smoker is on one side and the regular bbq pit is on the other. Also will have wood basket and wide shelving.

    I came across a piece of 24" 3/8" pipe so I've decided to build 2 of them while I'm at it. I built both trailers last weekend and also cut the pipe so I'll soon be asking for some help.

    This is a great forum and I appreciate the kindness and respect you show each other. What a great place to be.
    Stan
     
  2. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. I hope you post pics of your builds.
     
  3. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Stan....nice ta have ya here!
    Post some pics of what ya got so far on the build
     
  4. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum!! I"m sure those with Langs will be able to give you some advice. Although I have seen pics of Lang type cookers with drawings somewhere on the net that explain the reverse flow concept. (Langs are reverse flow aren't they?)
     
  5. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us. We'd love to see pics of your smoker in progress.
     
  6. Here's a few pics of the trailers. I'm building these at my country place in South Texas. It was 105' degrees there saturday.

    The first trailer took 8 hours because I designed it as I went and there was also a few beer and tequila breaks since my buddy Ken was there.

    The second trailer took about 2 hours.

    The trailer is made out of 3" channel and I used a 2000lb axle kit, hitch coupling and jack w/wheel from Husky Trailers.

    Total cost for each trailer about $225. Beer and tequila about $40.

    I use a Millermatic 211 AutoSet with .035 solid wire and argon sheilding gas. Also use a Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Cutter.
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  7. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice how do like the 211 it is fairley new to the market i have tested them for performance. looks like your on to a great build so keep us posted with lots of pics. also you need a mixed gas with solid wire like c25 or 92/8 work great on this type of app.
     
  8. The 211 is really nice. I used the auto set and had to adjust it down a little but once I got it right it worked really nice. I learned on a 140 (which I still have) and decided to go a little bigger. Glad I did. Also using solid wire is the only way to go. The flux core is so stinky and messy I'll never use it again. I taught myself to weld and the 211 makes me look much better than I am. LOL
     
  9. I took these pics with my camera phone and this is my first time doing this. Hope it works.
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  10. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  11. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Stan welcome to the SMF! Your gonna have two nice rigs there. Keep the pics coming!
     
  12. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  13. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well Stan u r the man. Nice set up. Hope to see your rigs all finished up!
     
  14. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard. Can't offer any advice on the build, I'm afraid. Your trailers are looking good though.
     

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