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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
well, after much sweat, money, more sweat, a bit of blood, paint, welding, more money, and lots of time, the smoker i am building is almost ready(ish) i have been burning out the tank for 2 days now its been running nice and hot inside it, think i got almost all the old junk burnt out - i have been weighing the pros and cons of using an old fuel oil tank, and have decided to use it for now to practice with and see how well i can get it going. i will probably end up getting a new tank in the spring for it. i'm going to be spending all day tomorrow trying to keep the smoke in the pit at a fairly even temp on a dry run, then with any luck, put ribs on it for the first time on monday.

i have photos of the progression online here

there is still a lot to be done to it - but the smoker itself should be ready for its first run - have to put gasket rope, thermometers in the doors, and handles in the morning, and i'm all kinds of nervous about it, first run, and making sure it is all been done right.
post #2 of 17
Goodness gracious! Is that a smoker or a pumper truck? rolleyes.gif

Looking good - I love the fire engine red color too. DING DING suppers on!
post #3 of 17
Wow icon_eek.gif that's quite an undertaking! Nice job...looks real good!
post #4 of 17
jeea.. i thought i was an overachiever &* the kid saw those pics & said... " transformers'_ thats a pit on a mission- can't wait to see it loaded w/ meats.
post #5 of 17

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #6 of 17
Thats a rig to be proud of!
Welcome ,, nice looken assistant you have
post #7 of 17
Wow.......nice work. Thanks for sharing.
post #8 of 17
Wow just WOW makes my Gosm look like a lunch box
post #9 of 17
Congrats on the smoker, and welcome aboard the SMF. We'll look forward to your progress reports, and pics too.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
well i've been running smoke thru it for about 6 hrs now - had stayed about 220-230 for the entire time until about 1/2 hr ago - it dropped down to about 200 - going to tinker with it and see if i can get it back up a bit.
post #11 of 17
Damn Bro you'd go broke trying to fill that up.But if you ever do fill it up PLEASE give me a call and I'll gladly help empty the big boy. Oh by the way WELCOMe to the fourm.
post #12 of 17
Dang!! your looking to feed a lot a people huh??? what a project!!Good luck to ya! I see a whole pig there in the near future.
post #13 of 17
If I did not see the pictures I would not have believed it.

That is way too cool.

Nice job
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
one of the reasons for making such a large pit is so that i can use it to possibly help raise money for some of the fire departments in the area. well, that, and i figure if nothing else it will turn a head or two.
post #15 of 17
Good thing I saw it here I'd have gotten whiplash! PDT_Armataz_01_23.gif
post #16 of 17
I think I said it before but I'll say it again.

"nothin like jumpin in with both feet, head first.

Man that will make some smoke. When we look up anywhere on the continent we will be able to see the thin blue billowing high above.PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif We will all know who is smokin.
post #17 of 17
Awesome. Just Awesome.
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