Look what I stole

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by crockadale, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Picked this up this weekend.




    Fired her up and wa la TBS


    I figured while I had her on a trial run might as well put that heat to good use. So I rubbed up a 8 3/4# briskett.



    Briskett done some 14 hrs later.


    This thing has gas assist. I do not like it, its comming out...more room for wood. There will be some mods too. I am going to convert to reverse flow and the fire box need to be lager. The guy I bought it from told me he did butts with gas only. I don't see how cause I could only matain a temp of 175 with gas only. when I switched to splits I had no trouble mataining 250 on the fire box end and 215 on the stack end. All and all I am pleased with it and once modified this thing ought to be the cats meow. Oh by the way, I paid $400.00 US.
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pretty good deal! Hey, maybe consider using the gas as a fire starter in the box...
     
  3. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a real nice rig, and the price was a steal. I would put some bigger tires on it, and leave the firebox alone for a few smokes.It looks proportional to me. The bigger the box, the more firewood you have to cut!

    Brisket looks awesome, nice smoke ring!
     
  4. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    I did not mention it but I have a trailer it will be mounted on.
     
  5. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Real nice find!!
     
  6. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great deal for that smoker. WTG
     
  7. sweethanky

    sweethanky Fire Starter

    nice rig dude
     
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Nice find congrats on a good lookin rig
     
  9. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Crockadale,
    That's a really fine smoker. What thickness is the metal? Also, good looking brisket! Nice smoke ring.
     
  10. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great deal croc! hope ya show us the mobile rig when ya get done! Ant the brisket looks GREAT!
     
  11. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    I'm guessing but I think it is somewhere around 10 or 11 gauge steel. The bottom was relined with stainless steel. I know my wife can barely lift the lid. It is not light weight by any means.
     
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not that she should be peeking...heh...but a small counterweight may help a bit.
     
  13. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks, I have allready concidered that.
     
  14. vince

    vince StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoker and the brisket looks great!
     
  15. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Real Nice,

    I would keep the gas assist, well, if it is in the firebox, great for a loglighter!---- and you might be surprised with your temp capability when you have gas on and just add a real small stick, it will bring you above your quoted 175(gas only) degree max without using much wood.

    Also, just think, you got your brisket smoking for ten hours, its foiled now, why not switch to gas and throw an occassional stick to keep it at 225 or so?

    Nice find!!!

    SMS
     
  16. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Rig And Killer Brisket.
     
  17. NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!
     
  18. Nice find. I know how you feel I got this last weekend for $400!! It came with 2 coal racks, 2 rib racks, an extra grate and a nice thick cover.

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  19. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great score, and nice looking finished product.[​IMG]
     
  20. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    yeah you stole that thing.
    WONDERFUL.
    Nice.
    Cool Dude, I think a MONSTER party is in order.
    That's REALLY sweet. We don't see those things up here.
    I have to shovel a path out of the snow just to get to the grill in the winter, Coals take up to an hour to just light and the chunks I smoke with well I've learned to keep the bag inside. Helps.
    Enjoy and party on.
     

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