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post #41 of 55
Thread Starter 

I finally had time work some more on the smoker.  I have made a lot of progress.  I have  installed the trim around the door, the rails on the inside for the cooking grates, the whole for the FB and i started making the FB. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadly i have to cut the welds and start over cause i have decided to make the box smaller.   I was currently at 150%  and to help with clearance i gonna shorten the box and get about 120%

post #42 of 55

Coming right along

post #43 of 55

:popcorn

post #44 of 55

Glad to see you're back at it.

Looking good!

:popcorn

post #45 of 55
Thread Starter 

I just picked up my 8" SD40 22 1/2"  tall stack.   oh yea did i mention it was FREE!!!!!!!   the build will be finished by the end of Memorial Day Weekend  photos to follow soon.

post #46 of 55
Thread Starter 

So i got ton of work this weekend.  I resized the FB, Mounted FB, built 2 cooking grates. I truly think i will be finished with the fabricating part of the build by next saturday.    

 

 

Now a Few questions

 

What do y'all do to keep the grease from rolling down the RF Plate ( not sure thats 100% the correct term)  and starting a grease fire in your FB?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #47 of 55

Hey BackBarkBBQ

Good progress. Coming right along.

Most builders slope the RF plate away from the FB and have a lip on at the end of the RF plate and a grease drain.

As another level of protection, you can leave a small lip at the bottom of the FB to CC cutout to act as a grease dam in case you forget to open the grease drain valve and the RF plate overflows into the bottom of the CC.

post #48 of 55

You weld a 2" piece of flat bar on an angle at the end of the RF plate

post #49 of 55
Thread Starter 

Well after a full day of work i can say I'm Done (minus a door handles and firebox handle.)  More photos to come tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #50 of 55

Great action shots!

post #51 of 55

Nice, Getting Close Now

 

Gary

post #52 of 55
Thread Starter 

Well my smoker has performed great over the last year.  

 

this is 70lbs of pork shoulder fuel source was lump charcoal to start and Almond wood logs after that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #53 of 55
Thread Starter 

Next question,

 

I need to add an additional vent.  my air flow is not enough.   Anyone have a good idea for a vent design?????

post #54 of 55

Mighty Fine looking Butts   points1.png

 

 

Garyt

post #55 of 55

Bart, evening....  check your numbers with the tutorial...  that will tell you where your design is deficient....  Need help...  I'm here....

 

Dave..

 

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/reverse-flow-smoker-how-to-calculate-build-tutorial

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