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post #21 of 34
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It's all assembled but my bottom slider vents...need a extra set of hands i'll have later.   As soon as the vent controls go on it's time for it's virgin seasoning.  I left the drum lid polished metal and will keep it good and seasoned w/ linseed oil.  Starting to come together!  

 

 I had a spare drum lid and had cut the outer ring off of so i crimped up the edges and now i have a 19 inch ash pan for the bottom...will put a U bolt on that so i can grab it with the hook.  Almost forgot i have to drill a hole for the Maverick probes, I was thinking of using a 1/8 pipe nipple w/ conduit nuts.  Is that what some of you have done?

 

 

 

 

...and of course the most important piece!

post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by FWIsmoker View Post

It's all assembled but my bottom slider vents...need a extra set of hands i'll have later.   As soon as the vent controls go on it's time for it's virgin seasoning.  I left the drum lid polished metal and will keep it good and seasoned w/ linseed oil.  Starting to come together!  

 

 I had a spare drum lid and had cut the outer ring off of so i crimped up the edges and now i have a 19 inch ash pan for the bottom...will put a U bolt on that so i can grab it with the hook.  Almost forgot i have to drill a hole for the Maverick probes, I was thinking of using a 1/8 pipe nipple w/ conduit nuts.  Is that what some of you have done?

 

 

 

 

...and of course the most important piece!

i cut an 1/8" pipe coupling in half. then welded them 4 at each shelf. then drilled a small hole in the barrel in the middle of the coupling. then i welded couplings on wy shelf. so i would have a place to put them when i took them out of the barrel. you could use JB weld or Quick Steel if you don't have a welder.

happy smoken.

david

 

note the orange plugs for when they are not in use.

post #23 of 34
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Mule what i decided to do was to attach to shelves to the dolly, that way i can still keep my drum portable...it fits right in the hatch back.    I'm using  cutting boards as shelves, should be pretty sweet.....i hope anyways

post #24 of 34
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Mule what i decided to do was to attach to shelves to the dolly, that way i can still keep my drum portable...it fits right in the hatch back.    I'm using  cutting boards as shelves, should be pretty sweet.....i hope anyways

i like the idea. if you can still use the cutting boards after you get there. that would be even better.

happy smoken.

david

post #25 of 34
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I won't go portable all that often and when i do it'll be that wonderful invention called TV trays..lol

post #26 of 34

Lookin good!

post #27 of 34
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Thank you...installing the control vents and also hooking up my BBQ Guru should produce many good meals!  ... i'm looking forward to a tasty summer

post #28 of 34
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Introducing "The Silver Smoker"....not to be confused with the Char-Broil !    Here she is, i still have to finish the shelves and have to put in some kind of eyelets for the Maverick but she's fully functional.   Aint she perty?

post #29 of 34

Not Pretty-----More like Beautiful !!!!

 

Awesome Job, FW !!!!

 

Can't wait for the Q coming from her!!!!

 

 

Bear

post #30 of 34

Good job FWI.

 

Tom

post #31 of 34
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Thanks Bear and Tom...now for all the fine tuning which comes with learning any new grill...but i can't wait!      Tonight is just some simple potato bombs and reverse sear bacon wrapped fillets.

post #32 of 34

thumb1.giflooks great! I see many years of great Q in your future.

happy smoken.

David

post #33 of 34
Looks great! If you like meatloaf. Its awesome smoked and cheap.
post #34 of 34
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Thanks David...BTW, those vent controls work awesome!

 

...and Michael good suggestion, i love meat loaf.

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