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New smoker and member first build. patio style lots of pics let me know how i did

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Here's some pics of my first smoker build. It was kinda a spur of the moment kind of thing.Never owned a smoker but always wanted one so i decided to go for it. I only had a couple days of research before i started this build one week before memorial day.Working on it at work on my breaks and after hours I knew i was gonna have to hurry to get it done in time to season it and cook on it on Memorial Day. I decided to go with a 24" diamater by 48" long chamber with a 20"x20" firebox.

 

 

Got the plate sheared, rolled and tacked up.

 

Got the end plates burnt out and tacked on.

 

Firebox fit up.

 

Firebox and chamber welded and tacked together.

 

 

Door cut hinges on and seal plates tacked.

 

Firebox to chamber opening cut.

 

Firebox door on.

 

Having one of these and someone to run it to cut out parts made things alot easier.

 

Legs on

 

Drip pan/baffle plate in and welded solid

 

Finishing up welding legs.

 

Cutting legs to length

 

 

Put casters and bottom rack on.

 

Tig welding the chimney/exhaust

 

Firebox finished with damper and destaco clamp to hold it shut

 

 

Finally brought it home saturday before Memorial holiday

Still needs Thermomters

 

 

 

Drip pan drain with valve

 

 

Firing it up!!!

 

Seasoned

 

Got temp gauges on and cooking!!!

 

 

 

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Nicedrool.gif , I used to make some of my own, now too old and no equip.

 

Treat Her with respect , she'll give you Her soulful love. drool.gif

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Hi Justin.

 

That looks great!  I'm definitely not an expert, but you've got skills, Brother!  How did it cook?

 

Red

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It cooked great. At least I thought so. I'm a newbie and that was my first smoker and smoke so I could be wrong. I cooked ribs and butt and was able to keep constant temp of 225 with little fluctuation and there was only about a 5 or maybe 10 tops degree difference in temp from one Side to the other. Firebox side being just a hair hotter. I hope to learn more with every smoke
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I think it is very nice! Is it expensive to have the piece rolled?

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Nice looking pit. glad you posted lots of pics. i see many years of great Q coming from it.

Happy smoken.

David

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That thing is flat out bad to the bone....seriously impressed.   Yes you have skills!

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First time smoker and smoke??...coulda fooled me!? Lol. Pure win goin on in here!! Thanks for sharing! Look forward to seeing tons more view!icon14.gif
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Originally Posted by Woodcutter View Post

I think it is very nice! Is it expensive to have the piece rolled?

I did all the work myself so it didn't cost me anything. I have a total of about $80 in it. Only had to buy small things like casters and temp gauges. If you have the material and know someone that works at a fab shop you can probably get it done free. Or could possibly go to a shop and pay one of the guys a little cash to roll it up on his break.

Thanks for all the compliments everyone. Still got a few odds and ends to do to it then paint it so there's more pics to come.
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