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Building my first smoker

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi all, new guy here, looking for information and advice while building my new smoker. It's a lang 60 knockoff with a wide trailer so the smoker is on one side and the regular bbq pit is on the other. Also will have wood basket and wide shelving.

I came across a piece of 24" 3/8" pipe so I've decided to build 2 of them while I'm at it. I built both trailers last weekend and also cut the pipe so I'll soon be asking for some help.

This is a great forum and I appreciate the kindness and respect you show each other. What a great place to be.
Stan
post #2 of 14
Welcome aboard. I hope you post pics of your builds.
post #3 of 14
Welcome to SMF Stan....nice ta have ya here!
Post some pics of what ya got so far on the build
post #4 of 14
Welcome to the forum!! I"m sure those with Langs will be able to give you some advice. Although I have seen pics of Lang type cookers with drawings somewhere on the net that explain the reverse flow concept. (Langs are reverse flow aren't they?)
post #5 of 14
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us. We'd love to see pics of your smoker in progress.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the welcome!

Here's a few pics of the trailers. I'm building these at my country place in South Texas. It was 105' degrees there saturday.

The first trailer took 8 hours because I designed it as I went and there was also a few beer and tequila breaks since my buddy Ken was there.

The second trailer took about 2 hours.

The trailer is made out of 3" channel and I used a 2000lb axle kit, hitch coupling and jack w/wheel from Husky Trailers.

Total cost for each trailer about $225. Beer and tequila about $40.

I use a Millermatic 211 AutoSet with .035 solid wire and argon sheilding gas. Also use a Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Cutter.
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post #7 of 14
nice how do like the 211 it is fairley new to the market i have tested them for performance. looks like your on to a great build so keep us posted with lots of pics. also you need a mixed gas with solid wire like c25 or 92/8 work great on this type of app.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
The 211 is really nice. I used the auto set and had to adjust it down a little but once I got it right it worked really nice. I learned on a 140 (which I still have) and decided to go a little bigger. Glad I did. Also using solid wire is the only way to go. The flux core is so stinky and messy I'll never use it again. I taught myself to weld and the 211 makes me look much better than I am. LOL
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

These PICS should be larger.

I took these pics with my camera phone and this is my first time doing this. Hope it works.
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post #10 of 14
Attachment 21157 Man nice to see this in progress! Look's great!
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post #11 of 14
Stan welcome to the SMF! Your gonna have two nice rigs there. Keep the pics coming!
post #12 of 14
Looks great Stan. Welcome to SMF. I am also in the process of building a towable unit. Hopefully we will be able to finish it this weekend.

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Can't wait to see the finished units.
post #13 of 14
Well Stan u r the man. Nice set up. Hope to see your rigs all finished up!
post #14 of 14
Welcome aboard. Can't offer any advice on the build, I'm afraid. Your trailers are looking good though.
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