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My first big smoke on my custom built gooseneck smokerW/Qview

post #1 of 18
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IMG_0860.JPGI finally got to put my new smoker to the test. I started building this cooker in January of this year after going out for ribs with my wife and realizing how much I like smoked meat. Well the smoker did get a little out of hand I sure am having fun. The smoking meat forum has been a great deal of help. Last Sat. I did 370 #s of pulled pork and it turned out great.

 

 

post #2 of 18

Looks like a couple of whole hogs could get lost in that monster smoker.

 

Awesome looking smoker!

 

Could you show us some more pictures please??

post #3 of 18

I too would love to see some more pics.

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I too would love to see some more pics.



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post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 

IMG_0856.JPGIMG_0877.JPGIMG_0890.JPGIMG_0891.JPGIMG_0892.JPGStarted out with a steel drum in January.  It turned in to a 26 foot long, tandem axel, 4-tray rotissary with 80:1 gear box, 2 rpm's, 4 internal trays measuring 20" x 69".  The cooker will hold up to 400 lbs.  Cooker weighs, 3,480 lbs.  Has 1,000 lbs tongue weight. 

Enjoy the pictures.  You can also see additional pictures in my profile. 

post #7 of 18

Gawd.. Are they giving away steel in Wisconsin?? That is one heck of a smoker there my friend. Is the lid lifted hydraulically? How does it open? What does the firebox look like?

 

post #8 of 18

Go big or go home ,so you went real big.Love it how many people/towns do you intend on feeding?

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Now were talkin' drool.gif

 

 

post #10 of 18
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The lid is counter weighted and has about 40#s of lift and is perfectly balanced once it is over center. The door is only opened for cleaning or for loading when I fill the cooker up. I have what I call a snack door in the ront of the cooker that measures 24x30. As far as the steel I am a union Ironworker and I own my own welding shop so I put it together with stuff I had laying around.I have about $1800.00 worth of steel and mechanicals and #2000.00 in Busch light for engineering. The coal box runs the full length on the back side and will hold all the wood or charcol you would like.

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The lid is counter weighted and has about 40#s of lift and is perfectly balanced once it is over center. The door is only opened for cleaning or for loading when I fill the cooker up. I have what I call a snack door in the ront of the cooker that measures 24x30. As far as the steel I am a union Ironworker and I own my own welding shop so I put it together with stuff I had laying around.I have about $1800.00 worth of steel and mechanicals and #2000.00 in Busch light for engineering. The coal box runs the full length on the back side and will hold all the wood or charcol you would like.



LMFAO!!

 

That is a BEEEEEEAASTT!!!!!!

post #12 of 18

It's came a long way, it looks great

 

 

 

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post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 

The cooker will have a 2 half barrel fridge and a stainless prep table on the back over the axels after I recover from the holidays.

 

Have a great night!!

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The cooker will have a 2 half barrel fridge and a stainless prep table on the back over the axels after I recover from the holidays.

 

Have a great night!!


You to my friend

 

post #15 of 18

I love this unit for  couple of reasons,1 ) Its just so big,its never going to be a deal where you wish you had more room.2)Its clever,well built & you had the can do spirit to just make it on that grand scale.This is particularly impressive because my metal shop teacher said I was "the worst student he'd had since the war" it was the 70s & he meant WW2.Thats a big field ROTF.gif.  Are you going into the catering business or entering competitions or do you just have a lot of hungry ,truly grateful neighboursyahoo.gif

post #16 of 18

Man that rig is freakin' awesome!!!

post #17 of 18

I do love those big rotisseries. Nice work!

post #18 of 18

Wow this is a great smoker great ? no it is huge. did you started from that download.jpg well done

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