mini loin roast on new mini reverse flow q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by duck killer 1, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    i just finished my new mini reverse flow last night. seasoned her up and made some brats on her. well sorry no qview on that one, but i got some qview on this one tho! i decided to get a half a loin roast goin since it was so late at night...

    here's a pic of the smoker...


    a pic of the smoker with the loin roast in it...



    a pic of the loin roast...


    and a pic of the glorious thin blue smoke....

    i am using hickory that i cut off my land

    more pics to follow...stay tuned!
     
  2. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a nifty setup! Is there any chance you give the long and shorts (dimensions) of that rig? I'de like to see what you did w/ the propane in the sfb too. Great little smoker![​IMG]
     
  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...[​IMG]Neat Smoker...
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you did a great job on the build [​IMG]
     
  5. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    i'm updating my iphone at the moment but as soon as i'm done i will post some of the pics from the build. the cooking chamber is 12" diameter and 20" long, the fire box is 12" diameter and 12" tall. the firebox calculation sheet said it should have been 8" tall with the 12" diameter but since i was going to install a gas burner i wanted to make it taller. the flue size is 2-1/2" ID piece of conveyor roller (pipe) and the burner came out of a blue rhino brand portable gas grill. lowes had it on sale for $19.00 today on clearance and they were out of them so i got the demo for $15.00. the burner is only 10k btu's so it don't get quite hot enough for cooking only with gas but it makes a great log lighter! since i work with gas for a living i may drill out the oriface to squeak a few more btu's outta it.
     
  6. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    i used 2 of those portable air tanks for the build. the one for the firebox i cut 8" out of the middle of it and welded them back together. that paint was real tuff to get off the outside before i painted it. must have been some kind of powder coating or somethin.
     
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    pretty cool build!
     
  8. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is a sweet little rig my friend. Damn I wish I was handy like that!! [​IMG]
     
  9. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    here's some more pics,

    a pic showing the size...


    a pic before the paint...


    a pic of the test fire...


    a pic after paint...


    a pic of the grate...


    a pic of 1 of the air intake dampers...


    a pic with it closed...


    a pic of the sacrificial gas grill [​IMG]...


    a pic of the useful parts...


    installed burner...




    test firing the burner...[​IMG]




    and once again... the thin blue smoke!
     
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now thats one really cool smoker you have built there Mr. Duck. I do like it and it really reallly works too.[​IMG]
     
  11. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    [​IMG] for the build.............i think it is very practical for those small smokes!
     
  12. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very cool little smoker
     
  13. smokingriley

    smokingriley Smoke Blower

    I like! Very nice build![​IMG]
     
  14. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice build DK1, thanks for sharing the Q-views
     
  15. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    that is a beautiful smoker that you have there ,nice build [​IMG]
     
  16. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    thanx all for the compliments!
     
  17. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    i'm guessin reverse smoker is the exit pipe is on same side as fire box is....what is the purpose of the exit stack on same side as fire box.........bob

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  18. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    So the smoke can get out! Seriously though, there is a horizontally mounted convection plate in the cook chamber which is below the cooking grate and runs from the fire box end almost to the opposite end. The smoke and heat travel under this plate, flow upwards at the end and pass back over the meat towards the fire box and out the stack. Makes for a more even heating of the cook chamber in theory.
     
  19. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Duck, good job on the nice cooker. There are at least two of us in MA, a couple in Maine and PA and some I don't know of who have mini reverse flows. Wouldn't it be cool to have a gathering of folks cooking on just Mini Smokers? We could bill it as The Worlds Smallest Cook-Off!!
     
  20. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    haha! i gotta say so far i cook on that thing more than i do on the other smokers i have!
     

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