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post #101 of 118
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So....the trailer fit into the shop. I blasted as much of the inside as I could before being blinded.  Blasting in a tube is not what I call 'fun'. it is ready.

 

the smokestack is cut welded and in place. It will need some structural assistance because it is 1/2" wall 6" pipe (no complaints it was free). It took both of my boys to hold it up while I tacked it in place. It is almost 90* to the ground. Oops.

 

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Here is a not so dramatic photo in the morning...

 

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Tonight I am going to fire it up and see how the temps hold while I build the cooking grates. Due to cost there will only be three made for this event...

 

 

post #102 of 118

nice Looks-Great.gif

post #103 of 118
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alelover View Post

Crunch time. Good Luck. Or should I say Good Skill.


Thanks Scott, this is all OJT. I had never welded till about 5-6months ago.

 



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Originally Posted by MasterOfMyMeat View Post

I am completely amazed at the skill of the folks here on SMF. Really looking forward

to the completion and seeing pictures of your event, ya got me hooked...James


James- Grace of God my friend...Grace of God.

 



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Originally Posted by michael ark View Post

Looking good .yahoo.gif


Michael- Thanks.

 

post #104 of 118
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Wow put fire in something and you will find the leaks.

 

I think that lump is going to be a fire starter only as it doesn't seem to last very long in the giant cavern.

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Got some nice thin blue smoke.

 

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Temp stayed right at 239 which i like,  but spits and 1/4s may work better for heat. Not sure

 

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I modified the door latch on the firebox, again...I think this one is the keeper.

 

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Any of you Lang users or big pit guys that have ideas for wood use any info would be great. 

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

post #105 of 118

Great job on the smoker Rick......I think I heard a button pop from your shirt....Looks-Great.gif

Seems we are gettin' real close to Q-views.......popcorn.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Smokey Mo View Post

 

Temp stayed right at 239 which i like,  but spits and 1/4s may work better for heat. Not sure---

I found 1/4's and more of them = higher temps-----Splits and fewer of them = more even, lower temps, for a longer time.

 

 

I modified the door latch on the firebox, again...I think this one is the keeper.I love the cam latch you designed. Great piece of work...

 

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Any of you Lang users or big pit guys that have ideas for wood use any info would be great. 

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 



 

post #106 of 118

Great build Mo,

It's all coming together icon14.gif

post #107 of 118
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Left side...

 

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Right side...

 

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We jury rigged a work bench...not OSHA certified...but effective.

 

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so sink or swim....first smoke was 32 pork cushions, 4 pork shoulders, 3 racks of ribs, and a 4" hotel pan of pork and beans.

 

I only got three shelves made and ran out of shielding gas before the cooking started.  Still more to finish but it worked.

 

 

post #108 of 118

Rick, morning........Great job........success.......Thanks for sharing your project, it was an ordeal that turned out perfect.    Dave

post #109 of 118

man that looks great...heck of a maiden voyage...drool.gif

post #110 of 118

Nice. Pretty even temps for such a large beast.

post #111 of 118
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The end product was fantastic.  The pork just fell apart.  It had a great smoke ring and great flavor.  Now to make adjustments like ash drop and finish shelves...replace the tongue jack stand that fell apart.

 

Still a work in progress.  I want to play and have it ready for then next years festival season and hit it hard.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

post #112 of 118

Great job Mo,Very nice xrocker.gif

post #113 of 118

Wow, the evenness of the temps from end to end is great! And of course the real test is the product which looks as good as it gets! Congrats and have fun fine tuning it.

post #114 of 118

Great job Mo!

post #115 of 118
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Quote:
Originally Posted by raptor700 View Post

Great build Mo,

It's all coming together icon14.gif

Thanks
 

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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

Rick, morning........Great job........success.......Thanks for sharing your project, it was an ordeal that turned out perfect.    Dave

It seems like it went very well. Thanks.

 

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Originally Posted by sunman76 View Post

man that looks great...heck of a maiden voyage...drool.gif

Not bad for only having half her shelves...

 

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Originally Posted by alelover View Post

Nice. Pretty even temps for such a large beast.

Had to make a few adjustments with the trailer tongue but it seemed to level out pretty well.


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Originally Posted by raptor700 View Post

Great job Mo,Very nice xrocker.gif

Still have a lot of work to do. But thanks anyway.


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Originally Posted by LovinSpoonful View Post

Wow, the evenness of the temps from end to end is great! And of course the real test is the product which looks as good as it gets! Congrats and have fun fine tuning it.


Thanks.

 

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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

Great job Mo!

Thanks.


 

 

post #116 of 118
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I almost forgot the most important thing...

 

the money shots...

 

 

Ribs

 

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PP and Pork and Beans

 

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And the best news of all is today is the first official day that Morgan Family BBQ exists. According to the State of Oregon business registration department.  We are on our way!!!

 

Thanks all for coming by.

 

 

post #117 of 118

Congrats Rick, If you keep putting out Q like that you'll do well.

Best wishes to you and yours my friend beercheer.gif

post #118 of 118

Great job!

 

I'm sure Morgan's will be a success.

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