Christene the build start to now pics.

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by morkdach, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This thread was lost in the crash i know lots have seen it but for those who have not i'll repost it. this was built out of a cryogenic vessal very well insulated. this was damanaged and pulled from service price was right as its all stainless.
    heres the begining.

    first cut.

    2nd cut

    inner & outter tanks capped togather.

    door latchs going on i like these as they are adjustable (snap over center) also 1.5" tube welded in for temp sensors and seales with alum foil so easy to remove probes for cleaning.

    the heating element for this is 1500 watt picked up at flea market 5 bucks have put on high temp wire.

    testing temp with no control went over 450* befor i unplugged it.

    had some expanded left over so made my own racks as this build was on a very limited budget.


    time to season put on temp controller out of a old donated elec stove oven controller coal and chip pan in place hickory season.

    time to test temps runs good from 220 - 450*will not run lower temps with this wattage.


    wife said time for paint she wants to put flames on bottom which i'm all for but still waiting for the mood to strike her know what i mean that will be another post (hopefully)

    ok lets bake a loaf of bread mama says i think why not try it forgot about how many amps 1500 watt pulls and did not add relay to cover this bread did get done as did the oven thermostat. bread was kicka** good just a hint of hickory i did not use any chips on this just smoker seasoning sorry no qview as thermostat was smoking more than smoker.

    here she is running at 225* with water pan running very well

    heres where she got her name

    got her moved outside and ready to go.

    first good test abt's and a large armidillo egg these come out real well for the maiden cook

    Thanks for looken at her
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Terry, she's a beauty! Great job!![​IMG]
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow Terry, that thing is awesome! Great job, she is a beauty. I was wondering if you could tell me how you rigged up the dial for temp. control?
    Yyou got points for this, I wish I could give double points.
  4. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    this was a thermostat out of elec. oven but i fried it as i did not run a relay to handle the amps of the heating i have a thermostat that turns on & off a relay that runs the 1500 watt heating element works great.
  5. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Awesome Terry [​IMG].

    Christene is a great build [​IMG].
  6. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks Dave
  7. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for re-post-that is real nice.
  8. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    That is def. one of a kind! Great build.
  9. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    lovin that Christine![​IMG]
  10. nozzleman

    nozzleman Smoking Fanatic

    WOW, this thing is awesome. You did one fantastic job there.
  11. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks nozzelman stop by roll call and tell us bout yourself
  12. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    How cool is that?
  13. timtimmay

    timtimmay Action Team

    Looks like a great build. About that vessel, that's the kind of cryogenic that would hold nitrogen or keep heads on ice[​IMG]
  14. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great lookin DIY custom smoker.....

    Thanks for a detailed look at the build.
  15. ondagawood

    ondagawood Smoke Blower

    Looks great enjoy the meat ! [​IMG]
  16. marty catka

    marty catka Meat Mopper

    Beauty of a build dude! This thing looks awesome![​IMG]

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