My gravity feed build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by granger, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. granger

    granger Newbie

    Been collecting parts and pieces and finally started building last weekend.
     
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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's pretty obvious you are a welder!

    Those are some nice beads!

    Al
     
  3. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Have been thinking of building on of these myself, but this winter has gone, so possibly next winter project.

    Great start, will be following your progress!
     
  4. granger

    granger Newbie


    Made a little progress yesterday, this smoker will be replacing my old faithful I built a few years ago

     
  5. iamoffline

    iamoffline Newbie

    I´m planning to build a gravity feed smoker and doing some reseach at the moment when i came across your build.

    Hope you can answer some of my questions:

    How thick schould the steel of the firebox be?

    and what is the pipe at the side for?

    thanks and sorry for my english( i`m from AUSTRIA)

    mike
     
  6. granger

    granger Newbie

    Made a little more progress
     
  7. granger

    granger Newbie

    1/2" plate for the fire box is best for longevity but 1/4" will work, not sure which pipe you are referring to but if it's the pipe on my old smoker that was a supplemental smoke chamber. Good luck with your build and most of all have fun.
     
  8. Great looking build! What are your fire box dimensions? I'm getting ready to start a build and need to get and idea on what materials I need to scrounge up. Thanks Rob
     
  9. Those welds are so PURDY it's a shame to cover them up !!!

    Mike
     
  10. fendbass22

    fendbass22 Newbie

    NH
    Holy sh*t this one is really awesome.
     
  11. granger

    granger Newbie

     
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  12. granger

    granger Newbie


    Been away for awhile but wanted to update this thread, I completed this build back in June. I cooked 120# of butts for my son's graduation party, another 120# for a friends party and more for my neighbors. I couldn't be happier with this thing it works flawlessly.
     
  13. that looks awesome, going to start building one this winter, what are your cooking grate dimensions?

    Did you have some plans to follow or just wing it.
     
  14. granger

    granger Newbie

    I had a pretty good idea of how to build one but with the amount of time and material that goes into building one of these I chickened out and bought the plans, as far as the grate size I'd have to measure it I don't remember the dimensions. I can tell you these things are amazing, I've had other smokers that needed constant attention and this thing is literally a set it and forget it smoker. Looking forward I still want to build a reverse flow one of these days.
     
  15. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Awesome build!! Very nice smoker!
     
  16. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

    Were did you get the plans at? Looking at building the same. Temps fairly consistent from top to bottom? Main reason for my build is to cook 100 pounds of snack sticks at a time.

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  17. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

    Were did you get the plans at? Looking at building the same. Temps fairly consistent from top to bottom? Main reason for my build is to cook 100 pounds of snack sticks at a time.

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