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WOOOOO HOOOOO it got here yesterday.

post #1 of 39
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Got a call yesterday morning. It was Smokey Joe Pearce saying he was on his way to deliver my new "baby".

He showed up about noon thirty pulling a trailer with a winch truck. On the trailer was a massive 1500# big beautiful dull black brand spankin new smoker, and it was mine, all mine.

We dropped the trailer, picked up the smoker with the winch, and headed to the backyard. After trying a few different ways to offload it onto the deck, we decided to have my neighbor Rusty Steele (really) bring his tractor over and lift it up with the loader bucket. After a bit, it was set in place.

Next task was to burn it in. 4 good sized logs, a weed torch,and 45 minutes later, 450*-500* and a bunch of beef suet, and the seasoning began.

Here's some pix for those of you that ould like to see her.


In this last pic, if you look toward the top left, you can see the gap where the heat comes into the oven from the firebox. The top feed heat travels across the top of the unit, then starts a vortex against the end wall, and exits thru the stack which sits at grate level.

When I checked it out, the temp was about 10* higher on the left right up against the firebox wall. Everything else was within about 5*.

With a steamtable pan full of water in the bottom of the upright oven, the temp stayed between 225* and 240* no matter what was going on in the firebox or the big oven.

I think I'm gonna love this big black ash maker!

post #2 of 39
CONGRATS!!!! We're all going to be jealous here, when ya doin yer first smoke? PDT_Armataz_01_37.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #3 of 39
ok, now i'm drooling- thats an awesome pit- congrats oky. can't wait to see that thing loaded up.
post #4 of 39
holy cow. now THATS a smoker. ive never really experienced envy until just now eek.gif
post #5 of 39
That thing is Awsome, but the pics seem to be missing something. Oh! I know,
it's pork, beef, poultry, veggies and a cooler full of BEER!PDT_Armataz_01_11.gif
post #6 of 39
cooler ???? i'd needa keg to tend that beast right. lolicon_redface.gif
post #7 of 39
Thats a nice smoker okie. Did you have it custom built just for you? It sure is nice. Im building one myself, but at the rate I'm going I will be retired before its done.
post #8 of 39
WOW! You have even outdone my fantasy's! Congratulations on your new toy!
post #9 of 39
Good point, I stand correctedPDT_Armataz_01_11.gif
post #10 of 39
Now that's what I'm talking about! Congratulations! I know you are proud of your new addition and we look forward to many posts and pictures.
post #11 of 39
Thread Starter 
We are working on setting up the christening get together. We'll have plenty of pics and maybe some good stories too.

post #12 of 39
Congrats Tim. That is a nice looking smoker, hope to see it in person.
post #13 of 39
Congrats Tim! That's a real pretty smoker you got there! Can't wait to see what going in first!
post #14 of 39
Congrats Smokyoky!!
Excellent lookin' smoker you got there!
post #15 of 39
Beautiful! Guess it could handle a skewer or two of dovie breasts.....
post #16 of 39
Man that is nice all I could do was that grunt that Tim the tool man does and yelled MORE POWER
post #17 of 39
congrats Smokyoky on finally getting your new rig....she's a real black beauty , can't wait to what Q she turns out and what you decide to call her !PDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #18 of 39
Great looking piece of equipment. Is the fire box under the square box at the left of the cylinder cooking area?
post #19 of 39
i just had to look again... & say WOW !!!! that is 1 awesome beast.
post #20 of 39

That's a great looking smoker! I look forward to seeing the great food the two of you are going to put out.

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