RF Build In Slow Motion (Sinks are done!)

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by solaryellow, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Farewell U-Haul color scheme! Hello stealth smoker!

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    We started working on the taillights, sidemarkers, and breakaway when disaster struck. The shielding gas bottle fell over smashing one of the gauges on the regulator thus ending our day.

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    Tomorrow we finish up a few welds and the wiring. Fork lift will be there at 2pm to put the smoker on the trailer. [​IMG]
     
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    been waiting for this day for a while now Joel, everything looks great and you all have done a fantastic job on this. Can't wait till I can hang for a day while it's in use and enjoy some of the good stuff to come out of it.
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    I'm not here much but when I am I have to hunt this new thing down. The trailor is looking really sweet there Joel and I like bob can't wait to sit around smoking you know an Elephant or something around this thing. Great Job and keep up the good work.
     
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Me neither Bob although I don't think you, myself and Maya are gonna be able to put down enough to justify firing it up. We will have to plan an outing. :eek:)

    Mark! I hope you are doing well friend. You and Bob need to get together and plan a trip to NC and we will kick out some Q. Hopefully the works ends tomorrow. I want my weekends back. lol
     
  5. gunny r

    gunny r Fire Starter

    That is going to be one MANLY smoker.  Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Bummer about the regulator but hopefully you got the trailer finished and the smoker mounted today I look forward to more pics
     
  7. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Phase 1 construction is complete! Phase 2 will be outfitting the trailer with the rest of the mobile kitchen we want. What we have done now is what we need to get through the festival.

    Carlos and his magic forklift showed up about 6 hours ahead of schedule so we went with it.

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    With just the smoker on the trailer, the weight was perfectly balanced from front to rear which is not a good thing. We offset the smoker to driver's side. A three compartment stainless steel sink is destined for the back of the smoker.

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    Just after we set it on the trailer. It is not bolted or welded in at this point.

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    After that we worked on wiring and getting it roadworthy. And then it was time for the test drive. We went for a few mile drive and got it up to 65mph. Trailer tracked great but the brakes on it are not working so we will have to investigate that. And yes, that is almost 400 lbs of sand ratchet strapped on the front to help give us some tongue weight.

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    We are all set for the festival! After the festival we will regroup and start figuring out Phase 2.

     
     
  8. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    Here it is in all of its Phase 1 glory! I just noticed you are in Stokesdale Gunny. Howdy neighbor! [​IMG]



    We sure did. 2 days ahead of schedule too. [​IMG]

    Not bad for 30 days of work spread out over 5 months.
     
  9. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet job you guys did on that smoker Joel, my hat's off to all of ya....

    Did anyone mention that that's one big mother of a smoker!!
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It looks awesome Congrats on a great job    [​IMG]
     
  11. Right on Solar!  Have a blast at the festival!!!!

    John
     
  12. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    When towing it, it looks like a submarine is tailgating you in the rearview mirror. [​IMG]

    Coordinate with Bob and Mark for a trip down here. [​IMG]
    Thanks Jerry! I got quite a few ideas thanks to yours, Tim's and Kenny's smokers back in April. I learned a lot from that experience and learned a lot more from this one.
     
  13. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats looks fantastic Joel!!!!!! got your pic on the way back to Chicago this am. and just smiled and smiled. I know you have really been looking foward to this day and wa-la it's here.Good luck this WE. and afterwards you can take a deep breath- colllect your thoughts and fine tune that bad ass smoker. once again you all have done a great job my friend. One day I hope to be there during one of it's many planned uses.
     
  14. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    Thanks John! I gotta place my meat order tomorrow. I think meat is the only thing that costs more than steel these days.


    Thanks Bob! I am looking forward to taking that deep breath as are my friends. I got 40 lbs of baked beans on the stove right now and then those will be done for the festival. I wish you could drop by and visit. :eek:)
     
  15. gunny r

    gunny r Fire Starter

    I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  16. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    If you aren't doing anything tomorrow at 11am boyjko is coming down for a tour if you want to join us. He is bringing some sausage for lunch. Otherwise, come check it out in person on Saturday at Bethania. I would love to give you a tour of it.
     
  17. gunny r

    gunny r Fire Starter

    We will have to get together and share some Que and Brew someday. I don't know where you get your meat for for smoking. I have had good luck and prices with Shulers in Thomasville.
     
  18. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    looking very nice sure wish I was closer to come check it out and try some of that q you guys been turning out
     
  19. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Lately I have been getting stuff from local farms for personal consumption. For events I am using Sam's Club since nobody seems to be able to touch their case prices including Shuler's and Orrell's. Orrell's does have a better price on whole shoulders though.



    I hope we get some good pics from the event this time. Pics are still trickling in from two weeks ago. Hopefully this will help.

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  20. hdflame

    hdflame Meat Mopper

    You guys did a heck of a job.  I'm in Sanford, so I'll try to make one of the events where you cook so I can see it.

    Bobby
     

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