Giant Offset find & restoration.

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by tennman73, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. tennman73

    tennman73 Fire Starter

    I was in the market for a new smoker. My little New Braunsfel Hondo serves me well but, is lacking in cooking space. I had seriously been eyeing the larger Old country smokers at academy. The ones I was looking at were around 399-499. Then I came across the deal of the century on craigslist. A massive
    custom offset made of 1/4 inch steel. It hadn't been used in a while but it was the same price as the academy smokers. I couldn't resist.
     
  2. tennman73

    tennman73 Fire Starter

    I began grinding and sanding as soon I got it back home.
     
  3. tennman73

    tennman73 Fire Starter

    The smoker looked rough but was still very solid and just needed some TLC. I don't think ive slept since I got it.
     
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice find!  When you get that bad boy cleaned up, you'll have to show it off with some qview!

    Red
     
  5. tennman73

    tennman73 Fire Starter

    Heres some before and afters.
     
  6. tennman73

    tennman73 Fire Starter

    Paint makes a difference .
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  7. tennman73

    tennman73 Fire Starter

    I took it for a 13 hour spin today. Ribs and Brisket.
     
  8. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, it looks like a new cooker! Fabolous work!
     
  9. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Ha ha...Cute little girl and a WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SMOKER.!     I'm jealous, that's awesome.
     
  10. Mayhap some day I will get to where you are now.  Looks great to me!
     
  11. You did a fantastic job on that restoration!
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good job.....  Very nice design of a smoker...    [​IMG].....  Dave
     
  13. tennman73

    tennman73 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the comments. It was a lot of work. I still need to clean and paint the trailer. I cant decide on a color.
     
  14. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Wow. What an amazing find for that kind of money. Nice job on the restoration. :yahoo:
     
  15. tennman73

    tennman73 Fire Starter

    I fabed up a diffuser today. Firing up the smoker around midnight to try it out. Gonna smoke a butt and ribs.
     
  16. tennman73

    tennman73 Fire Starter

     
  17. Looks Nice brother, that was à highway robbery for that cooler. I have the old country from academy and was thinkn of fabing it up to à trailor. Happy smoking
     
  18. tennman73

    tennman73 Fire Starter

    Well, everything turned out great. The diffuser did its job, I had an even 250 clear across the surface even next to the fire box.
     
  19. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! That thing looks great... and so does the meat.
     
  20. jeffed76

    jeffed76 Meat Mopper

    That smoker looks great, I've got grill envy!  I love Craigslist.  I just got an upright brinkman with mods already done for almost nothing.  
     

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