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Building Granmaw..

post #1 of 7
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This the first offset smoker that I built for myself. I have built a few for
customers and for the boss who runs a concession bbq business. Mostly
wood burners. I have gotten to the point that I like to use charcoal for most of the cooking and add wood at different points in the cooking.
I like the smoke taste but not as strong as some like it.

The firebox is 16''X16'' and made out of 1/2 '' mild steel plate because
I got it free. Really not necessary to be that thick but it holds the heat
a bit more stable than thinner stuff. a few weeks ago I got caught in
the pouring rain for over an hour and it lost only about 10 degrees total.

The cooking chamber is made from a 22 gal propane stationary tank
off a truck.

the cooking surface is about right for 2 shoulders with plenty of room
and 3 shoulders if need be. Just the wife [4'8'' of mean..] and myself
and our fur kids. so it is plenty big.. we don't have many visitors and
that is how we like it. BUTT ! our rotties are eating machines!!

some pics close to the end of construction..

and finished the first time..

and after converting to a reverse flow smoker.

The reason for the ornamental iron and the name ''Granmaw'' is because
of the never ending battle my granmaw had with an Ivey vine on her
chimney of that old cabin in the mountains of NC. That old battleaxe is
gone but the chimney and the vine are doing fine !!.. Well here goes
the button... HemiPDT_Armataz_01_03.gif
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Rain on my parade..

It held the temperature up pretty well thru the downpour.. Hemi.

and the proof is in the pudding .. Pork Roll rather..

post #3 of 7
Looks great PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #4 of 7
Nice work...

post #5 of 7
Looks like you did a great job on building it and the pork roll looks great too...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 7
Nice, love the vine work. Nothing better then the stuff you make.
post #7 of 7
That is a very pretty smoker, and it looks bulletproof....well done!

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