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Backwoods Clone I just finished Up!!!!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by firemanjim, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. firemanjim

    firemanjim Fire Starter

    Here is the BEAST I just finished building.  Waiting on gaskets to get here and I will be firing her up.  It is a clone of a Backwoods.  Just alot bigger.  Cook chamber is 42" tall 24" deep and 34" wide. Has 51 square feet of cooking grid if all 9 racks are used.  The racks are 4" apart so it will work great for ribs, chicken wings, or briskets.  If I am doing Butts I will need to remove every other rack.  Will be powered by a CyberQ with a 25cfm Pit bull fan.  Charcoal basket is 36" x 24" x 5" deep. Welded in Minion Divider made of 3/8" thick steel 5" tall.  Got to paint it tomorrow.  Also waiting on my Tel-Tru thermometer. I used 1 1/2" Mineral wool super dense insulation.  Fire box is 1/4" steel. Bottom of water pan is 1/4" steel. Internal sides are 1/8" steel.  All outside skins are 16 gauge steel.

  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Sweet...Did you insulate it?    Powder coating or painting it?
  3. firemanjim

    firemanjim Fire Starter

    Yea it is insulated with 1 1/2" super dense mineral wool insulation. It will be painted and a wrap put on it with our logo and stuff. Should be "sexy"!!
  4. seenred

    seenred Legendary Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Wow!  That thing's a beast!  Ya got skills, brother!   [​IMG]

    Lookin' forward to seeing the final pics and seeing it in action...

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Wow that's a beast!! Gonna be some great Q coming out of that rig!
  6. scootermagoo

    scootermagoo Smoking Fanatic

    So, the bottom drawer is for ice cream, Nutty Buddies and shrimp?  That's a great idea!  I LOVE Nutty Buddies!    [​IMG]

    WOW!         THAT RIG[​IMG]

    I'm in!  I can't wait to see this rig finished.  I can't wait to see the wrap!  From the little bit of the sign I can see, I like your sign guy's style.  I like the old fashioned looking stuff.
  7. firemanjim

    firemanjim Fire Starter

    Got the fiberglass tadpole gaskets put on today.  Gonna fire it up Saturday and see what it will do!!!
  8. millerk0486

    millerk0486 Meat Mopper

    Looks great!
  9. GREAT JOB MAN !!! I would defiantly put you to work with those skills ! if you lived closer to the boro

  10. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    THAT  is impressive!  Nice skills!

    Looked up Decherd, TN and found a familiar place just up the road.  Played in the 1972 Tullahoma Lions Bowl in HS!
  11. thunderjosh

    thunderjosh Newbie

    Great looking smoker looks like my build. How do you like the fire box divider? And how does it work? Since I seen yours I'm been thinking of a divider. Thanks
  12. smiley

    smiley Fire Starter

    Nice job. I built mine similar to a pitmaker vault. But larger and heavier. 3/16" interior and 1/8" outside. 2"insulation all around. It holds the heat very well. Temps between my tel-tru and my maverick are only 3 - 5 degrees different. I'm sure yours will also be close. Again, nice build.
  13. thunderjosh

    thunderjosh Newbie

    Very impressive, my fire box and high heat areas are 1/8" and angle iron frame. 16 gauge guts with 3.5" of 2500 degree thermafiber wrapped with aluminum. I can run 13 hrs on 17 lbs of lump @ 225. In the middle I'm dead on 225 front and back with maverick and a mypin temp control. From top to bottom I have 20 degrees difference. I'm so happy with the performance of this thing. First comp is 3 weeks away can't wait. Your smoker looks great like the color.
  14. smiley

    smiley Fire Starter

    Let us know how your competition turns out. Should be a lot of good eating.