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post #21 of 35
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I think a Viking Battle Axe would fit the theme better......   UNLESS the missus like them....  then they are PERFECT !!!
My wife hates everything about this project. She saying that its a big pile of junk. Hioefully when she eats out of it she will change her mind otherwise ill be sleeping in the smoker, heck its big enough.
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Originally Posted by Ahumadora View Post

Definitely different style door handle than whats normally on a smoker.  I like it.

You may want to weld a strip of sheet metal near the bottom of your chamber door to deflect all the drips and fat from running down into the firebox.

Nearly time to make smoke. 
I usually fire mine up before painting to make sure there's no problems. 
I coat the inside with oil after painting.
Tell me more about the dripping deflector strip. I was thinkng the drippings will fall on the bottom plate of cc that s slghtly tilted towards the dripping valve.
post #22 of 35

Cut a strip of sheet metal the width of the door about 1 1/2" (40mm) wide then break it 30 degrees in the center  .

The smoker will sweat and drops will run down the door. This just deflects them onto the bottom plate so they do not gum up your door seal and cause a nasty mess.

post #23 of 35
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Cut a strip of sheet metal the width of the door about 1 1/2" (40mm) wide then break it 30 degrees in the center  .
The smoker will sweat and drops will run down the door. This just deflects them onto the bottom plate so they do not gum up your door seal and cause a nasty mess.
I very much like the idea. I will do it.
post #24 of 35
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Handles done
post #25 of 35

So?    Have you cooked with it yet?

Let us know

Thanks

post #26 of 35
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Yes with huge success. A 12 lb brisket , 2 racks of ribs and 6 chickens. I wanted to take pictures but they didn't let me. Everything was devoured in under 30 minutes. They refused to even let the brisket rest. It looked and tasted delcious. The chicken was melting, and the ribs was so tender you could eat the bones.
I started cooking the brisket At mid night, food was ready at 8:00 pm. 20 hours for the brisket. the ribs was put at 9:00 am, chicken at 2:00 pm.
The smoker operated flawlessly. I consumed 30 lbs of coal in the process. It is a true beast. The only thing to be aware of is to limit the time the smoker is opened each time you open the door it took 30-40 minutes to build up the temp again. It held well between 225-250. I had to feed the firebox three times in the 20 hrs or so ithat i had the food in.
Next time i will post pictures of the food. (If they let me).
post #27 of 35

Sounds great.

Hopefully the wife has changed her tune.

You may not have enough airflow for that size smoker.  Are you only going to use charcoal or is there wood in Egypt?

Try cracking the firebox door open a little and see if that helps the temps.  

Thanks

post #28 of 35
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I used apple wood. The wife is just flabbergasted by the results, i had her family over for the feast. I tinkered with airflow, whenever i crack the firebox open, heat iwould rise rapidly to 280. So i left it alone. The valves i have on are enough to control the heat to get it where i want.
post #29 of 35

ok, you found whats causing it then. leave the door cracked on start up and you get another 30 mins sleep in :)

post #30 of 35
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Started on the painting job. First layer today
post #31 of 35

Wow she is really coming around.

May I suggest screwing a combination lock on to the door so it looks like a safe.

Just to mess with the locals ;) 

You can tell them it is for burning your excess cash.

Now you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor.  

Nice build.

post #32 of 35
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Lol. Actually, everyone who have seen it for the first time thought it was a safe. This baby weighs a lil under a ton.
post #33 of 35
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And finally i am done.


I also tried to take a pic of the brisket i done today this what i salvaged

post #34 of 35

Wow looks great!   

You have something unique in Egypt that will last you many years, great going.  

post #35 of 35
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Wow looks great!   
You have something unique in Egypt that will last you many years, great going.  
Thanks man, btw, your tip to weld a drip piece on the door from the inside was very useful.
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