Q-Bana...............

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by oldschoolbbq, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's 'Bottle' Kevin ,and no she's not a liberal...[​IMG]

    Batman , I have re - thought and do not want to damage the integrity of my roof , I want a dry work space  . So , we found some 4" pipe that will form around the exhaust on the Smoker . We will run it (from an elbow 90* ) four feet or so and another

    Elbow with the top about a foot above the roof. Maybe 5' at most and only 2' of that is higher than my existing exhaust. This way I CAN play before any structural mods. [​IMG]  , just an idea. Got $250 invested on a budget that's gone. Got to play safe...

    Ideas still welcome , need all the advice I can get . Been too long since I was Building my own Smokers. But I like a tall stack...[​IMG]

    have fun and . . .
     
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's 'Bottle' Kevin ,and no she's not a liberal...[​IMG]

    Batman , I have re - thought and do not want to damage the integrity of my roof , I want a dry work space  . So , we found some 4" pipe that will form around the exhaust on the Smoker . We will run it (from an elbow 90* ) four feet or so and another

    Elbow with the top about a foot above the roof. Maybe 5' at most and only 2' of that is higher than my existing exhaust. This way I CAN play before any structural mods. [​IMG]  , just an idea. Got $250 budget that is gone . Got to be frugal.

    Need the help , it's been a long time since I was building my own Smokers , besides , I like tall stacks...

    Thanks and keep in touch...
     
  3. looks great but as a old burn out contractor I noticed none of the pics showed a 45 degree brace on any posts (to control sheer/winds) just my two cents. other than that this could be out of control with possibilities good job!!

    Tom
     
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Up date ... first I must say that [​IMG][​IMG]

    I went out to work on the stack . Had my trusty camera with me and ready to do my photojournalism as I worked . Then , I dropped the dang thing ... on examination , I found the little clip at the end of the battery box was broken off [​IMG]  making the camera useless.

    So , I went ahead and connected the pipes and fitting the end over my existing pit pipe . The idea worked and I lit the FB and made a test smoke . Thing is drafting very well and the extra elbow and 2' of pipe will have it sucking like   ... never mind!

    Now the business of begging Trish for the loan of her camera , or better yet , do the photos herself [​IMG].

    I'm doing Ribs and a Pork tenderloin tomorrow , and that will give me a better insight to it's (the Smoker) efficiently .

    Pics of finished (other than decorations) Q-Bana tomorrow [​IMG]  I have my wood bin and it is perfect...an extra work table for prepping and holding Slow Cookers , my roll around prep. area will fit perfectly in the corner . Things are looking like a smokehouse now...

    So , I promise , tomorrow the Q-view... and a thread on the Ribs and Loin too [​IMG]

    Have fun and . . .
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like you need to get some duct tape tape that cover on and go take some photos!!
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Case said you need Duck Tape???

    Here's some, Stan!!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. What a classic Bear! nice detail
     
  8. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    That is awesome!
     
  9. Bear is the man !!!    or duck ?

    Gary
     
  10. Hello my friend.  I don't know how I missed this!  Looks like you and Miss Trish are doing a little better now.  I know what you went through to get here.  WOW!!!  Your own man cave coming together.  Looks great and you deserve it!  Your advice has helped all of us in some way or other.  I am glad things are coming together for you.  Keep up the good work my friend.

    Danny
     
  11. Couldn't make it around my house without Duck Tape 

    GARY
     
  12. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  , wait till you see . . .thanks for the reminder [​IMG]
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No, No, No----I didn't do the "Duck Tape" carving.

    That was done by my Buddy Barry Frank.

    That one cracks me up!![​IMG]

    Sorry for the Hijack, Stan!!

    Bear
     
  14. sorry for this but I have to add... down this way if your a Duck then you stir up the Beavers...[​IMG][​IMG]

    tom
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here's the duct tape I use..


    And of course my Favorite Duck Tape...

     
  16. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OK , here is the almost finished Q-Bana...
    test and all good ... need to put elbow and extention on yet.

     My work/prep. space. Extra bench with my Back Yard Gear

    a shot of the cook in progress , see the nice TBS , [​IMG]oh,no... can't see it , then it's perfect !

     The Ribs and Pork Loin which were for the guys that helped me...

     My new Wood crib...

    a stick and my fire size (just tossed that stick in about 30sec. ago . . .

     And a done Rack . Pull back and color was nice... no bend test , but you can see two more Racks - 7 in all  . . .SWMBO , decided she'd been my photographer long enough and took HER camera in . . . didn't want me breaking it [​IMG]

    I started this at 10:30 Sunday morn. finisher at 5:30pm . , that's 7 hrs.  I was playing Temp. chase , change in exhaust , change in draft , but wasn't too bad. Lost an hour doing the open close thingy.

    My delay in posting was her fault . . .[​IMG]  , she played games until 1am and finally went to bed...

    I'll keep showing my 'decor' as I find and set it up...

    Thanks for being so patient during this build , have fun and . . .
     
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  17. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Looks aWesome old school! All men should have a place like this.
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is Great !![​IMG]

    Now you're ready Stan!!![​IMG]

    No more weather excuses!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Good thing you got a cell phone, or you'd have to install a phone in there!

    Great looking Ribs too!!!!!!----------[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Bear
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great.

    Great food too.
     
  20. Looks great , know your are proud.  Mighty tasty looking Ribs & Loins

    No weather excuses anymore

    Gary
     

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