My First Smoker/Grill

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by c8h10n4o2x2, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. I started this project last week, I was able to get the door cut out and the hinges attached. I hope that I can have it finished by April 20th.

    It is 21" across the front, 15" IS Diameter, and 3/8" thick.
  2. Day 2

    Got a lot of work done

  3. Day 3

    Finished the cooking surface, and installed the pipe to the fire box

  4. Day 4

    Got the base, legs, and fire box welded on

  5. Day 5

    Forgot to take real camera with me this morning, sorry

    All I have left to do is finish the fire box and add wheels and some kind of handle
  6. Day 6

    Got the fire box door complete. Still need to add wheels and some kind of handle, and then paint it

  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you're just about ready for some Q!!! Interested to see how it performs!
  8. Will be using it as a grill tomorrow to cook burgers and dogs, but Sunday I plan to smoke something, I do not know what yet.
  9. Cooked at 210-220 left side 240-250 Right side for about 3 hours, Used Charcoal and Char-Griller Gourmet  wood pellets, Marinated them over night with A1 Dry Rub Sweet Mesquite BBQ and McCormick Grill Mates Barbecue.

    The bottom on just had the spices listed above and the top on I put that and my own BBQ sauce on.

    Left is with BBQ sauce right is with out.

    They both came out nice and juicy with a nice flavor.
  10. Finally put the wheels on

  11. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Success!  That looks great...You've got some skills, brother!  Nice smoker, and it turned out some good lookin' maiden Q...

  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good! Probably better do another smoke before you do anymore work on it [​IMG]
  13. The only thing that I have left to do is finish sanding it and then paint, but I am in no hurry to do that. I do plan on smoking some ribs this week end, the Pork loin was good but I prefer ribs, and I think I have some wild boar and turkey in the freezer, will have to check out some recipes for them.
  14. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Nicely done!  I agree that you have som mighty fine skills[​IMG].  Congrats to you for a great effort!
  15. sweet.  for the grill/smoke box, was that just sheet steel and then rolled?  Then you welded the ends on?  nice work.
  16. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome smoker and nice smoke ring

    Great Job
  17. backyard bbq -  The cook chamber is a 16" ID pipe and the firebox is a 12" ID pipe, the end pieces I believe is 1/8" steel plate, the chimney and the pipe form the firebox is 3" ID
  18. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking Good - great job.
  19. Added a chamber for the AMNTS

    Also put a baffle on the fire box, all I have left to do now is paint it.

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