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post #21 of 35
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Our firebox uses a 10mm woven stainless steel basket and separate ash door.



post #22 of 35
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1 lower vent and 2 higher circular ones.



post #23 of 35
Wow, awesome build man! Now to just get her fired up and get smoking!!
post #24 of 35
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And another one of the ones I'm doing.
We made a separate trolley for them and they can be easily mounted on a trailer later or fixed with a brick build later.




post #25 of 35
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The handle also doubles on this one
Have a stainless chopping board holder that fits in.

post #26 of 35
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A little more work on the next one.
Getting a couple of coats on these before they're done.



post #27 of 35
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Got a few coats on yesterday. 2 more today and then cut some stainless mesh for inside.

post #28 of 35
Looking good!
post #29 of 35
Nice work!
post #30 of 35
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Just seasoned this and was checking temperatures, or more so how high it would go. Stopped it here though but it got up there with ease.
Used lumpwood and then 3 lumps of ash wood as it's very smokey




post #31 of 35
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Not sure if you're supposed to season the underneath of the drip tray and that whole area but I invented a new tool for doing it and was very successful lol
Straight in through the firebox

Applied for a patent ;)

post #32 of 35

Hello.  FANTASTIC looking pit!  So long as you got your air flow right I am certain you will be happy with it.  I built pits back before you had a calculator so I have never given it much thought.  You asked a question yearly on.  Powder coat it?  I ignored that question for a couple reasons:  A:  IF you powder coat it ( IMHO ); you need to insure ( ZERO - NONE ) of the zinc gets into the cooking area.  NONE!!!!  Just my opinion.  These are my friends and family and I don't want it in there.  There is MUCH discussion about whether  it is harmful.  I just don't want it in there in the first place.  I don't want to take the chance.  B:  This is your first build.  You MAY very well make changes and even build another so I thought there was no need to powder coat.  ONCE you have what you want; if you can afford ti, powder coat it.  My Dad did on 40 yrs. ago and it is still going.  Yes we have have to "redo" the interior but the outside is still FANTASTIC.  Keep Smokin!

Danny

post #33 of 35
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Originally Posted by KC5TPY View Post

Hello.  FANTASTIC looking pit!  So long as you got your air flow right I am certain you will be happy with it.
Danny

Thanks :)
Have the airflow under control, went with 3 different vents, 2 on the side and 1 on the door.
My main problem is it wants to run too hot lol but that's easily sorted. Can hold 225f for 3 hours easy so far
post #34 of 35
That is the norm with most smokers, they want to run hot. What fuel are you using and how are you arranging it in the firebox?
post #35 of 35
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Originally Posted by Smokin Monkey View Post

That is the norm with most smokers, they want to run hot. What fuel are you using and how are you arranging it in the firebox?

I use lumpwood and fill the fire basket with it to the front (chamber side) then put the hot coals from my chimney to the back of the basket (door side) and lift it into the firebox.
1 small chunk wood every 30/45 mins and I'll get 3 hours and a few more pieces of lumpwood on
Found it I waited longer than the 3 hours to slowly refuel I have to put to much on at the one time and temp can drop to 210.
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