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post #41 of 57
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More PICTURES !

 

Food and firebox doors are now (mostly) complete.

My Tig skills have improved !

 

 

post #42 of 57

I can't wait to see this thing finished! You might as well just invite the local fire dept. over for the first smoke, cause somebodys gonna see the smoke and think a house is burning.... lol.

post #43 of 57
Thread Starter 

That was pretty funny JIRodriguez !

Probably true.

 

This coming weekend is a long weekend and the weather is supposed to be beautiful.

I'm working as fast as I can to try and get my first smoke going ASAP.

post #44 of 57

Wow..That's gonna be a beauty..You'll be able to do a whole moose in there..Awesome build-a-long

Thanks for sharing

Leroy

post #45 of 57
Thread Starter 

Almost ready for fire!

 

Here is the firewall and lazy suzan support.

18 gauge sheets with 1" wool refractory insulation in between.

 

 

Firewall in place inside the smoker.

 

Drip pan anyone ?

 

Drip pan in position, sitting on the lazy suport and firewall.

post #46 of 57
Thread Starter 

More pictures ...

 

Drip pan on firewall inside smoker.

 

Firebox damper with removable pipe burner.

 

When not using the pipe burner. I simply unscrew it from the damper. Too easy !

 

Damper installed on the firedoor. Push in to seal the firebox. Pull out to adjust the draft.

 

Pipe burner in position.

post #47 of 57
Bad to the bone dude ! That is a lot of work you've done , and it's looking awesome . Can't wait to see this thing in action .

Probably one of the best set ups I've seen ...
I'm a welder , so I know those lil welds are tedious and time consuming , and aggravating . But you are breezing through them , congrats !
post #48 of 57
Thread Starter 

Even more pictures !

 

Burner testing.

 

Temperature at meat level reached 175 degrees in about 10 minutes and stayed there.

I think I might have to drill more air holes for the venturi, turning up the gas gives me a yellow flame. I'll have to tweek that a bit.

 

Lazy suzan sitting in the drip pan. I have a nice stainless steel bearing I purchased to support the lazy susan, details later once I install it.

Right now I just want to put this baby together and start a FIRE.

 

 

Closing 'er up.

 

Closed up.

Hey, wait a minute. where did that gap come from ? I added a 1/2 inch lip all around, there shouldn't be a gap ???

Some adjustments required obviously. And I thought it would be perfect off the bat. Bummer !

 

 

That's it for now.

I'm heading back out to light a fire in this thing and bake out any residue on the stainless.

I'm thinking there might be some meat in there in a day or two !!!

post #49 of 57
Thread Starter 

Where there's fire, there's ...

SMOKE !

 

post #50 of 57
Wow. Very cool.
post #51 of 57
Thread Starter 

Q-VIEW !
 

Temperature testing. Might as well throw something on while I'm at it.

First attempt at a Fatty. Looks pretty lonely in there...

 

Temperature control is AWESOME ! 225-230 degrees with two sticks in the firebox. Added about 1 stick every 3/4 hour.

Rock steady temperature.

 

So, my test was successful let's offer the guys at work a little snack.

Here's the smoker with 18 full racks and 100 ABT's.

Before ...

 

After 4 hours...

 

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post #52 of 57

Think how cool a contraption like a "ribolator" would be in this... i picture a carousel with forward and reverse buttons that would bring the food to you and keep it rotating top to bottom!

post #53 of 57

That looks like it can cook good.

post #54 of 57
This thing looks awesome. Great build.
post #55 of 57
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FWIsmoker View Post

Think how cool a contraption like a "ribolator" would be in this... i picture a carousel with forward and reverse buttons that would bring the food to you and keep it rotating top to bottom!

 

Hey of course that will be part of the "features", just not there ...

YET !

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post #56 of 57

Dude, this thing is outta control!  Love it!

post #57 of 57

*whiiiiiiiiistle* what a monster....popcorn.gif

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