My dad's build a suprise gift my my brother and I Pic Heavy.....

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by ecto1, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ok this was a total suprise I went home for Thanksgiving and my dad built this rig for my brother and I to compete with.  This was built from scratch the only thing purchased was the trailer.  All the other parts he rummaged from around the ranch and around our small home town.  Working for an oil field company he gto the pipe for free and it was virgin pipe never been used.  Still needs a difuser between the firebox and the main chamber and to eal the doors properly add a few themometers and we will be in buisness. 





    The Red Panel goes out 45 degrees for shade on both sides.

  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats a bad ash rig there. I wish I could roll up one day and see one of those in my driveway. You sure have a lucky brother. Now let's see it smoking.
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OMG---Your Dad must be as nice a guy as his Kid !!!

    That is just beautiful !!!

    What a Great Dad !!!


    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  4. smokinal

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

    WOW Ecto that is friggin awesome!

    Your one of the big boy's now!
  5. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow man thats a great gift, thats a big time set up there! Congrats!!!
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's sweet. Congrats on the new smoker. Now  lets see you break that sucker  in.
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's great Ecto, am courious if it will convect the heat to the Verticle , did you plate and tune it?
  8. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Wow!  Congratulations, what an awesome rig, musta been quite a surprise for you and your brother.  Can't wait to see pics of that sucker full of meat.
  9. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    heat will go into the verticle from the main chamber gonna try just using a diffuser at first and see what kinda temp varience I get.  I will probably eventually put tuning plates I think it may be good to have possibly three smoking temps at one time what i am worried about first is seeing how much smoke the door is gonna leak and getting that fixed.  I am still in awe on my father not bad for a first ever pit on his side.  Also gonna add wood storage and a place to haul a couple of UDS smokers as well. 

    I can't take it home for a few weeks.  My HOA would not like it if I just pulled up with it.  I need to find a place to store it and then get ready to test it out.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That's awesome congrats
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ECTO, WOW... what a great family you have... All the best on learning how to cook in your new kitchen.... Dave
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What a great present. Man you are going to be rocking the comps in that baby. 
  13. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]That is sooo sweet.
  14. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    WOW Ecto, what a great surprise, I'll have to make it my business to get to one of the comps to see it up close and personal!  That is a thing of beauty.  Lots of special Fat Ash BBQ Team memories will be made on that one.

  15. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Ecto

    How about making one for a "Brother from another Mother?"

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  16. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great gift!  Now he expects constant Q, you know that, right?! [​IMG]

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