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My first attemp at a SFB build is complete after many "redesigns" and lots of "oops"es

brewbq

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The smoke chamber is 55 gallon SS drum the SFB is a modified 30 gallon Air compressor tank with a loading door and a damper door.The chimney btween SFB and 55 is 5X10 X 4 inches deep,I have a 4"X12" steel stack but havent put it on the 55 yet as it is extremely heavy and I dont want it to distort the barrel's thin wall.....There is a 2 1/2" or so outlet on the side of the barrel that seems to be working ok so far I have done 5 cooks on this so far,Chix,Pizza,Short Ribs.
 

rw willy

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Very nice.  Good recycle of parts.  How does the damper work on the SFB?
 

brewbq

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here is more pics of loading door and damper door all hand made and ugly as hell!!!!,Question for you q'ers....the SFB is 16" around,I have 3 grates to hold up the lump(staggered for smaller openings.Today I smoked a whole chicken but seemed to rip through a LOT of lump.....Could I build a basket to contain the lump in a smaller(more vertical situation)? should this help me save some lump?
 
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raptor700

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That rig is putting out some Great lookin Q. Thanks for sharing 
 

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