First off, her name is "The Mistress". My wife actually came up with that. I had another name in mind, but hell - how could I argue with my wife on THAT name?!? God love a spouse with tolerance and a good sense of humor.
This is a Bell Fabrications custom offset, or Bell Fab; Craig Bell of Tulsa, ok is the owner/builder. She is 1/4" steel plate with super-heavy-duty expanded metal grates/ She's a 24" pipe, 36" long plus SFB. The SFB is a 20" pipe - and that is 5/16" thick steel plate. She weighs in at 550 lbs...
The first pic is for perspective...that there is the biggest cooler I own. (40 quart Coleman)
A little closer up...quick story: someone told me if I sprayed the outside of the SFB only, I wouldn't lose the paint. After a 7 hour burn for the seasoning...holding 400° for about an hour of that time...I'd say it works! Course, it makes it look kinda crappy - but I'm going to clean her tomorrow night
One more from here:
Closer look at cooking chamber:
SFB w/ nice warming plate. Notice the intake looks a little small for a rig this size...it's not, trust me - more on that later.
Inside the fire box: CHECK OUT the fuel grate. Super thick metal grid, about 2" thick bars that make it up. Burning wood only, that will out live me...
Good look at the two grates. Top grate is 12" x 36", bottom grate is 24 x 36"
More to come, next post!