building a new smoker

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by teacup13, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    well since i cant get onlne all the much any more, i have had a lot of free time... time to build a new toy

    there will be two cooking chambers, of course a firebox and will be put onto an old boat trailer - most everything will be from the recycler. my welding sucks but it will hold together

    heres what the 2 cooking chambers started out as:

    lawnroller - approx. 50 gallon
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    pressurized water tank - approx. 100 gallons

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    doors cut and starting to look like a smoker
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    updates to come soon
     
  2. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Off to a good start, post more pics as you progress
     
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn good to see ya Jeff, been a long time.
    Nice project ya got there, need a hand, give me a hollar![​IMG]
     
  4. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good to hear from ya again. Great project ya got there. Keep us updated on the progress. Pics of course.
     
  5. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good to be back home...

    and when the time comes i need another hand i will for sure call you...lol

    i am looking for a small cheap boat trailer to put my smoker on though

    i am trying to convince my bro in law that he needs to help me... told him free Q for life if he comes up with a cutting torch and strong back..lol
     
  6. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a fun project ... keep us posted eh? [​IMG]
     
  7. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Teacup -

    I think that's a pretty kewl idea! A lawn roller - go figure? Who needs a falt lawn anyway? [​IMG]

    Good job keep going - we're missing you but it'll be worth it!
     
  8. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking project. I look forward to following your progress.
     
  9. salbaje gato

    salbaje gato Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    looking good jeff,looks like itll hold enough Q for an army. nice start. wildcat
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  10. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great lookin smoker thus far Jeff , nice to see ya back on here [​IMG] , keep us updated .
     
  11. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    just a small update....

    got hinges fabricated and welded onto main cooker

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    braces for handle fabricated and welded onto main cooker

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    should have internet hooked up this week, so i will be back with more updates and more regular postings...
     
  12. That looks like a killer project, Ive built quite a few smoker pits, and what you'll run into is ways to build the ultimate smoker, good is never good enough. When you build one its like a drug habbit, you'll want to do another, and another, and another. It is an addictive and expensive habbit.
     
  13. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the update ... it's nice to see your progress!

    Keep us up to date eh? [​IMG]
     
  14. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    another small update... it is 25degrees outside and i have no heat in my shop outback until monday(getting a woodstove)...brrrrrrrrrr

    pics shot with a crappy camera but you can still see it

    cut hole in cooker and modified the smoke stack to fit properly...

    will be reverse flow

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    cost so far

    main cooker = $10(tank was free, delivery was 10)
    secondary cooker = $5
    weber lid-cooking grates
    for secondary-smoke stack = $5
    steel pipe(hinges) = $1.50
    hinges & hinge bolts
    (secondary cooker) = $2.50
    welding rods(so far..lol) = $15
    cutting wheels = $15
    grinder = $15
    misc. stuff = $10
    hobby welder (for tacking
    everything together temporaily) = free (donation from relative)
    welding helmet = free (traded mother n law for ribs
    when smoker is done)
    TOTAL = $79 (not bad at all)
     
  15. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lookin good bro, if you haven't already, your gonna want to run that stack down into the pit, almost to grate level if you can![​IMG]
     
  16. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    even if it is a reverse flow set up? if i have to extend it to grate level, i have to find another piece of square tubing(woohoo, another trip to the recycler...lol[​IMG][​IMG] )

    if i have to extend it to much, it might get in the way of my secondary cooking rack plans(everything is adjustable, no set plans on this project, just what happens,happens....everything is done by eye)
     
  17. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Same theory as an off-set, smoke and heat will shoot right to the top and exit without ever hitting the meat, will be harder to control temps also![​IMG]
     
  18. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good lookin' job.... cant wait to see it when its done!!
     
  19. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Your mother in law has a welding helmet? Awesome!
     
  20. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yah she went to some sale and saw a dollar on it so she bought thinking that someone might be able to use it...

    thanks for the advice steve never thought of it that way[​IMG], gotta revamp the smoke stack, i welded four pieces of angle iron on the pipe at the top of the hole to keep it in place, going to need to weld an extension onto the pipe
     

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