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My gravity feed build

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Been collecting parts and pieces and finally started building last weekend.


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It's pretty obvious you are a welder!

 

Those are some nice beads!

 

Al

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Have been thinking of building on of these myself, but this winter has gone, so possibly next winter project.

Great start, will be following your progress!
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Made a little progress yesterday, this smoker will be replacing my old faithful I built a few years ago

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I´m planning to build a gravity feed smoker and doing some reseach at the moment when i came across your build.

 

Hope you can answer some of my questions:

 

How thick schould the steel of the firebox be?

and what is the pipe at the side for?

 

thanks and sorry for my english( i`m from AUSTRIA)

 

mike

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Made a little more progress
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Originally Posted by iamoffline View Post

I´m planning to build a gravity feed smoker and doing some reseach at the moment when i came across your build.

Hope you can answer some of my questions:

How thick schould the steel of the firebox be?
and what is the pipe at the side for?

thanks and sorry for my english( i`m from AUSTRIA)

mike

1/2" plate for the fire box is best for longevity but 1/4" will work, not sure which pipe you are referring to but if it's the pipe on my old smoker that was a supplemental smoke chamber. Good luck with your build and most of all have fun.
post #8 of 17
Great looking build! What are your fire box dimensions? I'm getting ready to start a build and need to get and idea on what materials I need to scrounge up. Thanks Rob
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Those welds are so PURDY it's a shame to cover them up !!!

 

Mike

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Holy sh*t this one is really awesome.

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Been away for awhile but wanted to update this thread, I completed this build back in June. I cooked 120# of butts for my son's graduation party, another 120# for a friends party and more for my neighbors. I couldn't be happier with this thing it works flawlessly.
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that looks awesome, going to start building one this winter, what are your cooking grate dimensions?

Did you have some plans to follow or just wing it.

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I had a pretty good idea of how to build one but with the amount of time and material that goes into building one of these I chickened out and bought the plans, as far as the grate size I'd have to measure it I don't remember the dimensions. I can tell you these things are amazing, I've had other smokers that needed constant attention and this thing is literally a set it and forget it smoker. Looking forward I still want to build a reverse flow one of these days.
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Awesome build!! Very nice smoker!
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Were did you get the plans at? Looking at building the same. Temps fairly consistent from top to bottom? Main reason for my build is to cook 100 pounds of snack sticks at a time.

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Were did you get the plans at? Looking at building the same. Temps fairly consistent from top to bottom? Main reason for my build is to cook 100 pounds of snack sticks at a time.

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