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

    It's looking like a beast man! Good job
     
  2. Oh just let me say, this here redneck is one happy sombitch!!!

    I was worried about getting her up to temp. Didn't really take that long at all. looks like I will need to add some stove gasket around my lid but other than that I'm really happy with how easy she is to tune. My temp gauges haven't arrived yet from Hong Kong so I only had my infrared thermometer to go by but from what I'm seeing, slicker than wet puppy dung in January!

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    Made some temporary legs just to get her around back, had to get a cold one (or six) after all that grunting and pulling.

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    Looks like TBS to me!

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    I poured two gallons of water in the pan to check for leaks and had plenty of room for more. No leaks by the way!

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    Can't wait til that alarm goes off at 3:00am so I can build another fire!

    This is where I'm making mad scientist laughter but don't know how to spell it. [​IMG]

    Q view to come . . . . unless I completely dork it up.
     
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  What color are you going with?
     
  4. Breakfast really hit the spot! The birds are looking good, IT 149. I'll add the ham soon. Oh yea, got some pig candy on there too!

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    I'm thinking I'll paint her black and orange. Be back later with more Q-view.
     
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    It must be nice to have talent !  GREAT looking smoker !
     
  6. Oh m'damn! I need a nap now.

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    Look what came in the mail an hour or so before I pulled the birds! Building during the smoke, yea buddy!

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    Time to lay down.
     
  7. Got some more done over the weekend. Built my upper grate, hinges and lock down for the fire box.

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    an old bar clamp that out-lived it's usefulness.

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    I had to schedule my last week of vacation before I lost it at year's end so I've got this whole week to work on it!
     
  8. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Good lookn build [​IMG]
     
  9. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    What a wonderful build, lots of detals, and it's a guaranteed WINNER!  Cute kids, I know you'll be teaching them a lot, and loads of fun to come.  CONGRATS!

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  10. Lookin Good!

    Glad to see you used an acme thread on that door lock down.

    Most people would use a regular SAE thread, which with my experience would seize up when the fire box got hot.
     
  11. smokinal

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

    What a great looking smoker!

    You are a very talented guy!
     
  12. Not a whole lot of progress today. It's been cold and rainy for daze! My back yard is a swamp so I can't get to the axle I want to use for this without tearing things up.

    I did get a basket/box thing made for inside the fire box. Don't know how low it will last, I see alot made very heavy duty on here.

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    I'm trying to keep things as simple yet functional as possible.

    I used to work under an engineer who taught me this acronym:

    Keep

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    simple

    sanitary

    maintainable &

    explainable

    never could get used to it when I'd be working on something and he'd just walk up and say "kiss me".
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  13. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great brotha!
     
  14. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome! I look forward to seeing the finished product, and the food looks great! Funny acronym too haha! I wish the engineers I worked with thought that way!
     
  15. Added a handle to the firebox door. Think I used pretty much all of this slag hammer.

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    Got started building the trailer. Not as far as I'd like to be thanks to some old dry rotted tires. Plenty of cussing practice! Just kidding Mom, just said "darn" a couple times. [​IMG]

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    Sore, tired, hungry. Some days I just feel old. Then one of them kids makes me laugh. It's all good.
     
  16. Looks awesome and I love all the updates. Great looking birds and fatty too!

    John
     
  17. chinasmoke

    chinasmoke Smoke Blower

    Looks amazing congrats!!!
     
  18. chinasmoke

    chinasmoke Smoke Blower

    Hi Buddonehead

    I have a question for you since you are smoking in your newly built pit. besides burning yours out did you sand/blast the inside of the cooking chamber?  The reason why i'm asking is i burned mine out and the black metal etching is still there.  Do you think it is safe to leave it in?
     
  19. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

    I think you will be very happy with the 1/2 inch plate for the firebox.  It will hold heat very well.  So when you cook all night, you will only have to get up every 4 hours instead of every 2.  I bet that once you get used to it you will be able to hold at 200 degs for a long time..  220-250 .. which ever you please. 

    I build a RF smoker a little over a year ago and it is the best cooker I have ever used.  I Love it and I am sure you and your family/friends will also.

    Good luck with the rest of the build and good smoking to ya!
     

  20. No, I burned it out the one time when it was just the tank. Before I did that I cleaned it out (rust) best I could with a flap wheel on my angle grinder. Then I built a fire in the fire box the day before my first smoke to cleanse that steel of it's previous sins. The inside is black, that's normal. I'd say as long as it's black from the normal process of having smoke pass thru it, no prob. If it's charred remains of some material that once occupied the container, remove it. If your container is an old propane tank, no worries.
     

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