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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

I have started the next smoker. This one is going to be about three times bigger than my first one. The body is 105 1/2" long X 46" tall X 24" deep. The fire box is 1/4" and the body is 3/16". Started welding the body together yesterday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 19

Looks good!  Nice plasma cut openings.  Lotsa seams to weld.  Hope it doesn't warp too bad on ya.

 

:Looks-Great:

post #3 of 19
Holy smokes why so small ? LOL I think you might be able to put 1/2 a cow in at a time
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
All the seams in the pictures are welded and they look great. I was waiting for some distortion around the doors, but the metal barely moved.
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hoping to fit a couple pigs in there too
post #6 of 19

Hi Stanley,

Looks like you are going to smoke a lot of meat :)

I was just curious; what kind of welding equipment are you using?

Regards,

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
I am using a couple old miller migs for most of it.
post #8 of 19

That's going to be quite a rig!

 

Al

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 

Making some progress. The doors are all mounted, now to stand it up and get some legs on it

 

post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 

Finally got some legs on it.

 

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 

Making some progress after a small (too long) break. Still have a bunch to do but I couldn't resist lighting a fire. The door clamps are on, firebox door is almost done. I plan on having the smoker ready for this weekend. if you look closely at the last pic you can see the beautiful thin smoke.

 

 

 

 

 

post #12 of 19
Good lord what are you compensating for?biggrin.gif Is this for you or a customer? Looking forward to the finish of the beast.
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 

The last one I built had 24 square feet of grill space. Sounds big, but I still had to fill it twice at more than one cookout. So here we are. this one has about 70 square feet of grill space. It's always better to have more than  you need. There is also going to be a 5 foot charcoal grill on the trailer. 

post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 

The first set of racks are installed. Each rack is 8 sq.ft. and I installed slides to run either 4 or 5 racks per side. There is 5 inches of space with 5 racks, and 7 inches of space if using 4 racks. Tomorrow I will install the rest of the slides, temp gauges in the door and access holes for the mavericks. Then its beer and fire for saturday to get to know the beast.

 

 

 

 

post #15 of 19
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All the welding is done, and the fire is going.  My daughter helped wash the grates before the burn.  About to smoke some bacon to start seasoning the beast.  Now I need to come up with a name for it.

 

** No Kids were smoked during this build, just used for a size comparison** couldn't resist   

 

 

post #16 of 19
Wow! That is a monster rig! Nice work on the build.
post #17 of 19
Looking forward to seeing it filled with meat!
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 

Me Too. Smoking some ribs on monday. My goal is to fill her to capacity. Might take a while to do that, but it's a good goal.

post #19 of 19
Thats a work of art!
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