Metzgermeister schloss

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by elginplowboy, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Master butcher castle(cinder block smokehouse). Starting with a 6x6 slab. 6 inch deep.
    Helper eldest son doing his video game assassins creed pose
    breaking ground
    baby girl helping
    all framed up and level.
    a little tamping with sledge hammer
    bricks, 3/4 rock, sand and rebar.
    starting concrete
    30 80lb bags of quikrete later
    More to come...curing time
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2014
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice start! I'll be hanging around to the finish!
     
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    WOW.... 30 bags ??? please don't tell me you mixed them all in the wheelbarrow ?? If so... How did you keep it from setting up before getting the next batch mixed in with existing ??? looking good so far though...
     
  4. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Thanks guys, No hand mixing, used pop pops cement mixer. It was done as a three man job. I loaded mixer, Tyler wheel barrow to form, my buddy rusty packed and spread. Took about two hours.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2014
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm watchin..... When I saw "Three man job" I was worried the daughter was pushing the wheelbarrow!
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ..............:popcorn.............
     
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  7. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    1st course laid out. Exterior will be 5ft4in with internal being 4x4x8.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2014
  8. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Digging trench for propane line
     
  9. can't wait to see  more!
     
  10. noshrimp

    noshrimp Smoke Blower

    I'm anxious to see the the project develop! Looks like a great start. Nice to see your kids helping.

    Noshrimp
     
  11. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Laid pipe.
    the line is running from old wash house under walkway to shop and to smokehouse pad.
     
  12. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Score!!!! Father in law picked me up a control box dumpster diving (oops I mean salvaging). Whooohooo. It was an old fire control box but will work great for this project. Amazing the things people throw away now a days.
     
  13. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Had small leak had to replace line running into wash house.
    held at 15.5 lbs for 4 hours so now we are good.
     
  14. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Got the control box frame installed and level
     
  15. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Trench dug for flex electrical conduit.
     
  16. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Homemade pipe burner assembly made in an H style. Looks like the cat approves of the design.
     
  17. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Control box mounted to frame.
     
  18. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Finally back at it, got two playing baseball so schedule has been busy.
     
  19. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Got 8 blocks mortared in. I think I will keep my desk job. Lol
     
  20. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    your on your way...
     

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