I love BBQ! I've got some tools! I kinda have to build one, don't I ?

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by bubbonehead, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Right on brotha! Can't wait to see the next progress report.
     
  2. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    looking sweet that baby should hold some heat good...[​IMG]
     
  3. Got a late start Saturday, I had to change out the water pump in my truck first.

    I did get the deviding plate and drain tube welded in place.

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    Not exactly plum, but I guess it will work. I better go see how much I can get done today.

    It will be a short work day again, I promised my soon to be daughter-in-law that I would give her a tattoo this afternoon.

    I was really hoping to have this thing functional by Thanksgiving but it's not looking good.
     
  4. Well, I came in to eat lunch and get ready for the tattoo. I don't know if I'll get anymore done today so I'll post what I did.

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    I also cut out my dampner (not pictured) for between the fire box and cook chamber from some 1/4 inch diamond plate I had.

    I scored the firebox top where I want to cut it when I get back to it.
     
  5. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Looking good!! I'm enjoying watching the process.
     
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow it looks great i will look for more
     
  7. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Keep up the good [​IMG]
     
  8. I have a question about my exhaust. I have some 3.25" pipe I intend to use and so will have multiple stacks. I'm thinking three, I can always damper down a little if needed. It's what I have on hand and I'm thinking that in terms of airflow, having my exhaust distributed from front to back will be beneficial. My question is in terms of how far down into the cook chamber to bring the pipe. I know I want it close to the level of the cook grate, but a little above, dead even, a little below? Any guidance from the pros would be very much appreciated.
     
  9. Had a good day today. A two year old's birthday party and I still made progress on my smoker.

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    Who needs a plazma cutter?!?

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    Pa paw does! Cook us sumpin Pa paw!
     
  10. Looking like a great smoker so far - thanks for the Qview!

    John
     
  11. smokinal

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

    Boy it's really coming along nicely!

    Great bunch of Grandkids you got there too.

    No I know why your building such a big smoker.
     
  12. Thanks Al, you know those boys can put a hurt on some groceries too! Just gonna get worse the bigger they get.

    I am so close to being able to fire this thing up it's killing me!

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    Here's my dampener for the stacks. I chopped up a C-clamp. Closed . . .

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    Open!

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  13. This smoker looks feakin awsome. I would love to see it up close.
     
  14. Good fit. Good welding. Great ideas. Looking close to firing up!
     
  15. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, really cool build! Can't wait to see the finished product and of course some Q.
     
  16. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Man that sure is coming along just fine!
     
  17. chinasmoke

    chinasmoke Smoke Blower

    Wow!! I'm going to have to borrow some ideas for my build
     
  18. Thank you! That's the whole point of sharing ideas on this site, right? I know I've picked up enough fuel for some sleepless nights on here!

    Yesterday I found out that due to circumstances I won't go into. Our plans to stay home today and smoke a bird had to change. Now I've got more build time!

    Question: If I can get enough done to build a fire in it tomorrow for a good seasoning, any concerns with smoking a big meal in a new smoker on Saturday?

    Two turkeys, a ham and a fatty for breakfast while we wait.
     
  19. No where near done, but ready for a good fire!

    It's supposed to rain here Saturday so I'm going to have to move her around in the back under a roof I built over my back patio a couple years ago.

    I can't wait!!! I sense a sleepless night coming. I'm not weird . . . . right?

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    I knew I'd find a use for the other end of these things!

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    I'll have to prop her up on cinder blocks for this one. Ultimately I'll build a trailer around her.
     
  20. Yep, just about time for a trailer.

    That thing sure is looking good.
     

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