Well as promised my build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by dazdnaz, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. dazdnaz

    dazdnaz Fire Starter

    Thank you all for your comments.
    I couldnt have pulled this off without this site.
  2. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    So damn cool!

    That thing has some serious space.
  3. dazdnaz

    dazdnaz Fire Starter

    Here is my first (documented, official) run of ribs and some smoked mac n cheese:

    Jeff's Rib Rub...also whipped up a batch of Jeff's sauce (Daaammmnn tasty):


    Into the smoker (temp stayed a pretty consistent 230°):


    Mac n cheese recipe was a combo of stuff found on the interwebs:


    And after (2-2-1 method with the mac n cheese going in for the last 1:45)


    Close up...not bad, actually right on the money as far as I'm concerned:


    The parents came by 9:00 in the p.m. (whoops on the timing), they loved it all, Mom wasn't sure about the mac n cheese but in the end said it needed more smoke flavor (I would agree but it was still some tasty grub). I think we have all caught the bug that is Smoking.

    As I told them be honest for the first few smokes from then on out lie to me...[​IMG]

    Thanks again to all [​IMG] ...My number one resource is this site.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  4. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    I hope you don't blind yourself in the summer with that thing! Better wear shades[​IMG]
  5. dazdnaz

    dazdnaz Fire Starter

    Yeah especially here in AZ. Luckily I got a little shade where she sits.
  6. lummisavage

    lummisavage Newbie

    That thing is a beast! Clean build i like it. How did u attach the hardibacker? I want to use ur idea to insulate a 6 drawer file cabinet build I'm planning
  7. awesome build...
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Man that is so frickin COOL ! ! !
  9. That is one awesome smoker! and you did an outstanding job pulling it all together! Kudos!
  10. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another congrats on a sweet build! It looks professionally done.
  11. That is totally COOL!!!!!!!!!!! I would be pround to own such a nice smoker.
  12. man that thing turned out so badass, nice work! The ribs look great too.
  13. That's a real beauty.
  14. gunny r

    gunny r Fire Starter

    How about just making the burner shorter and adjust the flame higher for high temps and low for sausage? Worse case you have a short piece of pipe with la bunch of hole in it?

  15. gunny r

    gunny r Fire Starter

    Sorry for the second post. Having network problems.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
  16. gunny r

    gunny r Fire Starter

    How about just making the burner shorter and adjust the flame higher for high temps and low for sausage? Worse case you have a short piece of pipe with a bunch of holes in it?

  17. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    THAT is a very IMPRESSIVE build!

    I wondered if the proximity of the burner flame doesn't overheat the pellets in the AMNPS and dry them out making them burn too fast.  I would think that a baffle vertically between the burner and the AMNPS might overcome it, if there is a problem.

    I hope that Todd will see this and chime on on protecting the AMNPS from too much direct or radiated heat.  I read on an MES thread that a baffle between its element and the AMNPS would improve performance.  That's what made me think that there might be a problem with the gas.

    Again, great job on the build.  I'm not criticizing; only asking questions in order to learn.

  18. dazdnaz

    dazdnaz Fire Starter

    Yeah that close to the flame was a problem and still is, I am gonna have to redesign a little bit. In the meantime this is what I have done to circumvent the issue:

    The AMNPS sits in the box, the bottom of the smoker is open with a grate, and then there is a baffle between the burner and the smoke box

  19. dazdnaz

    dazdnaz Fire Starter

    As far as making the burner shorter I tried that and for some reason could not maintain the blue flame, I am always tinkering so a redesign of the burner/smoke generator area is in the works. I originally thought I would have to have it all in a very compact low profile but I have realized just how big the inside is and I have room to expand the setup.
  20. Cool build,  by the way that's a Type V  controller cabinet.

    You might be able to find one at a maintaining agency. (City, county or state that maintain the traffic signals).

    You can buy them but they would cost too much. ($600 - $800 +/- for a non painted cabinet. They also make a T-6 cabinet thats about 18 inches taller.

    Naztec, Econolite and Southern manufacturing are a few of the makers.

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