My New (to me) Gravity Fed Smoker!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by seenred, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I've admired the design and looks of those gravity fed insulated vertical smokers for a long time.  The new ones are pretty pricey though...pretty much out of my budget.  So for the last few months I've been surfing classified boards all across the 'net in the hopes of coming across a good deal on a used one that wasn't a million miles away.  Well, late last week, I stumbled upon this:

    It's a Southern Q Limo Junior gravity fed insulated vertical smoker.


    3 cooking racks...about 1100 sq. in. of cooking area


    The coal chute door and the fire box door with attached BBQ Guru adapter.  


    This cooker was mounted on a competition trailer over the wheel well, which explains the 1 short leg and no casters.


    Came with a BBQ Guru DigiQ DX2 for temp control.


    Just picked it up yesterday...no chance to cook on it yet.  I'll have to figure out extending that short leg and mounting the cooker on casters, but that's for another day and another thread.  May not be cooking on it until I get that done...this mother's heavy...hard for one old fart like me to move it around much til I get the casters on it.

    I'm looking forward to cooking on this pit...and of course I'll be posting some qview when I have the chance!  

    Stay tuned...

    Red
     
  2. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Congrats to you Red!

    Nice smoker!

    Enjoy!
     
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I say turn down a wooden peg leg and give it some more character! LOL Maybe a prosthetic limb bolted to it. 

    Looks like a great smoker, I like you had noticed them and wasn't willing to take a note on the house to own one. 

    Soooo cool man, grats!
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's one heck of a nice lookin smoker Red, congrats my friend ! I'm real glad ya found one, can't wait to see some of your cooks in the near future.
     
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks JP!
    Lol!!  Yeah and maybe I'll paint a eye patch on him too and call him Long John Silver!

    A note on the house??  Yeah...and I'd need another document too!  (Divorce Decree [​IMG])  Only way I convinced Mrs. Red this was a good idea was what a bargain price I managed to dicker.

    Thanks Kevin!

    Red
     
  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Howdy Justin!  Thanks Brother...I appreciate you stoppin by!  Yeah I'm lookin forward to cookin on it!

    Red
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Gravity Fed is a concept that interested me as well, until a little looking at Stumps and some others, put that in the " Maybe someday file ". If I am going to lay out $3000 on a smoker, I would get a loaded MAK2, a big Memphis or maybe a Smoke-N-Hot Cook Center. Looks like you scored a nice unit. Best of luck with it...JJ
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great score!

    You should be smokin like a pro in no time!

    Al
     
  9. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks JJ!  Yeah I know just what you mean.  Those Stumps pits are what initially got me admiring gravity fed rigs, but over $3K on a smoker was never gonna be in the cards for me either.  I was actually beginning to think about trying my hand at a build when I stumbled across this one.  I'd gone so far as to do a rough design, put a materials list together, and research the cost of the materials.  Then this pit came along...lucky find for me, because I got it bought for not too much more than the materials would have cost me to do my own build!  Plus, I'm certainly no welder, so there's no telling what the the quality of anything I built would be!  

    Red
    Thanks Al!

    Red
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh Yeah----I'll be waiting to see the Awesome results!!![​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  11. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear!  First thing I gotta do is get some advice from welders and fabricators on how to fix that peg leg and get it on some casters.  It's much too heavy for one guy to move by himself...might could possibly do it if I had a 2 wheel hand truck, but I don't.  

    Red
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like your peg leg smoker! I'd keep the wooden leg and turn it on a lathe and shape it up. Then add casters. Harbor freight has a good selection of bolt on wheels.
     
  13. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Case!  Hadn't thought of keeping the wooden leg...something else to consider.  I already bought some bolt on casters from Lowes.  Gotta get this beast mobile enough to get it out of the garage and fire it up!

    Red
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I really like the wood leg. Just think of all the stories you can come up with to explain why its shorter than the rest!
     
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Arrrrrrrr  Matey!
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Good one Case, Then a painting of a Pirate with a patch over one eye & a Hook !!!

    Bear
     
  17. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

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  18. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow nice score with it in Red even! Hope you get to enjoy it soon!Thumbs Up
     
  19. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You gotta go to a place that sells manaquens and buy a sexy leg!!
     
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Red.. That smoker is epic. Its built like a tank! b
     

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