Time to unveil my newest smoker to SMF

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by backwoods bbq, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. backwoods bbq

    backwoods bbq Meat Mopper

    After looking for years I finally found this smoker for sell around January 20, 2013 on CL. It was located in Tyler, Texas very close to where my parents live around a (8 hour drive for me) I called my Dad up and told him if he was in that neck of the woods, checking out tractors, go ahead and stop by check this smoker out, before I made a detour that way during spring break to buy it. (I wanted to make sure it had leaf springs, was in tow, not rusted out etc.) The smoker was built by two guys in Tyler who both have 40+ years welding experience that work in the oilfield. They made 60 of these smokers and this was the last one they made out of the 60. They told my dad after 59 smokers you work all the bugs out and figure out what works and what does not. My dad was so impressed with it that he paid them cash on the spot and held it for me knowing it would not last till march at the price it was listed at. That was Jan 24th the same day I called my father about it. He called me that night after seasoning it with some pin-oak to tell me it would be at the their house for me when I came down in march, I was very grateful and had the money to pay him back. On Feb 4, 2013 at the age of 53 my father had a heart attack and passed away, he was in the best shape of his life, didn't smoke, didn't drink, worked outside, and exercised ate right. Life is short and makes you appreciate all that you have left when you lose something so special and irreplaceable. The last thing my father and I talked about was making money with this smoker which is what I intend to do! So here she is...

    4 slide out racks, all 3/8" steel, storage on bottom both sides, 14' trailer new 3500lb axle, warming box with 3 slide out racks above fire box, dual side table ledge, 6" stack,  oilfield catwalk, removable plates on bottom to divert smoke/heat for even heating, 2" square tubing, drain plug on front for easy cleaning with power washer, propane nipple attachment on back of smoke box for lp setup, (my favorite part...sliding doors! The doors slide up and down with ease on all metal rollers/tracts with stainless steel handles. Im having trouble posting multiple pics on one post but you guys get the idea... still cant believe what the builders sold this thing for! I have had 7 racks of ribs on one rack with room to spare. I plan on doing some charity cooks this year, have already done my first cookoff with it 8th place ribs out of 105 teams, and have cooked with it several times for friends. It was worth the wait and can honestly say I will keep it in the family for a long time!  
  2. backwoods bbq

    backwoods bbq Meat Mopper

    one more pic

  3. Beautiful piece of equipment. I foresee tons of great smokes on that thing. Also sorry to hear about ur dad.
  4. backwoods bbq

    backwoods bbq Meat Mopper

    thank you. also, been praying for all of yall up there in Moore. That tornado was terrible.
  5. That's a nice smoker, it's to bad about your pop's.
  6. wjordan52

    wjordan52 Meat Mopper

    Sounds like your dad was a great guy. It's a shame you couldn't enjoy that smoker together. Best of luck putting that beauty to good use! 
  7. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry for your loss. It is great you and your Dad had that type of relationship.

    Looks like you have a very nice smoker to build a business with.
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Backwoods, morning.....  condolences on the loss of your father......  Hope you have many memorable days using that beautiful smoker....

  9. thanks for the prayers. it was bad but we're too strong out here to be held down by disaster. we're back on the rise.
  10. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That's a beautiful smoker, Backwoods, and a beautiful story about your father.  Sorry for you loss, it'll always make that pit very special to you.

  11. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's a beautifull looking smoker!!! I think you will do great with income from it and the joy of just having such a well built smoker.  Sorry for the loss of your dad. Reinhard
  12. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Gorgeous Rig....and I know you will smile and remember your Dad every time you use it.  Bless your heart.  I am so sorry about his passing.

  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome Smoker!!!

    Sorry about your Dad.

  14. papacurtis

    papacurtis Smoke Blower

    My sympathies bout your dad as well. Every time you put fire to that beautiful pit, will be like lighting a candle to his memory. God bless you both.

  15. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Backwoods, so sorry about your dad.

    I just wanted to say thank you for putting something into perspective for me, my dad just turned 80 and I could not imagine him not being around. I really need to do more with him!

    God Bless and Enjoy your smoker!

  16. backwoods bbq

    backwoods bbq Meat Mopper

    Thanks everyone. Enjoy your parents, one day they will not be around
  17. Sorry about your dad. Makes us all remember how lucky we are and how short life can be.

    Enjoy the smoker Brother!

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