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Lang 84 cabinet conversion completed

The Art of Pork

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I just finished up my cabinet conversion. I couldn’t be happier with the results. As before pit cooks like a dream but access and interior room is substantially better. I still need to build the upper rack but waiting on some grates to arrive.

Despite adding 30 gallons in volume and being a good bit undersized in firebox and stack according to the pit calculators, I can’t tell any difference in function. It’s quite even top to bottom and side to side. Holds temps like a rock. As before, a couple three splits every 45 minutes and it’s good to go.

While I was at it, the piecemeal and sketchy welds around the door perimeters always bothered me, so I redid the door on the backside as well.

Just thought I’d share the finished product and a few pics along the way. Enjoy!

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The Art of Pork

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Very cool!! Did it alter temp management at all?
No, not that I can tell. I cooked on it once as a test run and once after I painted it and it seems to run the same as always… I’ve had this grill for about 14 years so I’m pretty familiar with it.

Not to knock any of the smoker calculators but a lang, according to them, starts out as about a 25% undersized fire box and chimney. This change put me down into the 30% undersized. All that said it seems to use the same amount of wood at the same cooking temperature as I always have.

I have come to a conclusion that fire box size is not as important as the proper draft through the smoker.
 

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Wow, you certainly have some skills.
That is a beautiful job!
Al
 

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Man that’s awesome. I’ve always wanted to build a big smoke trailer and go around to tailgates selling food. Do you do a lot of catering/events with it or is it just a hobby?
 

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