So after about 3 weeks I finally got all my mods done and got to smoke a pork butt this weekend! Lemme say it came out amazing I was surprised and very proud my first bbq on a offset. None of my mods are original I found all on this forum. I'm just showing off :) Unfortunately we did not take a picture of the finished product...
Sealed Firebox with fiberglass rope.
In retrospect I wish I would have riveted down this fiberglass on the lid... after my seasoning process and the first cook it has lost it's shape and is pretty much held on from the weight of the lid.
Sealed cooking chamber with wool gaskets.
Toggle clamps come with the Brinkmann kit
Charcoal basket made out of perforated steel (it was free my dad had it in the garage(not sure how well it'll hold up))
Dryer vent extension to grate level.
My tuning plates. (1/4 inch steel(also free from dad))
There she is! (the thermometers I bought in a two pack off amazon...if you notice the one on the right is about 25 degrees low (I used oven thermometers inside and have almost even temps in the cooking chamber very happy and very surprised about that.)(Not happy about the 25 degree fault although it is on the ad may be +-25)
About to go in! I just used a common big chain pork rub.
After about 6 hours just before wrapping.