My first build and proud as can be!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by ken urton, Aug 23, 2011.

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    Custom built smoker trailor, one of a kind. Hand built by me.  All new material, fire box is 3/8" steel 22" x 22" x 22" w/18"x20" removable grating for grilling or top loading your wood (I think its much easer this way).when grilling the top lid fully open makes for a extra shelf, unique fully adjustable air intake on firebox door, and 3/4" steel wood rack for longlife w/charcoal grate that is removable, also makes for easy ash clean out.The main chamber is 1/4" steel 23" x 48" w/2 - 22" x 22" slideout food trays for easy loading & unloading, 3 - 1/4" tuning plates that cover the entire bottom to minimize hot spots. A single door with counter weight for easy opening, In the front you have a 14" x 40" stainless steel removable shelf (for cleaning) after removing the s.s. shelf their is a 12" x 36" grating which is also removable, a 2.5 temp guage and a 6" fully adj. smokestack w/rainguard topsoff the mainchamber. Under your front shelf is a storage area 14"deep x 40"wide x 5"high (enough space to store enough wood for one good cook) Your upright box is 3/16" steel 46" tall x 22" wide x 24" deep w/5- 23' x 19" sliding food racks, a 2" drain for cleaning, also w/2.5 temp guage on the front of a 3/16" thick diamond plate door w/stainless steel handle, again a 6" adj. smokestack w/rainguard tops off the upright box for temp control. The trailor is made of 2" x 2" x 1/4" steel tubing, a 20" deep x 70" long x 12" high storage area for all your gear, front deck is 3/8" thick steel diamond plate. 2" coupler,safty chains w/hooks, expanded metal floors, new 15" tires & wheels all ele.wireing on the trailor is run through 1/2" sch 40 pipe welded under the trailor for long life! (no zip ties). 3500 lb. axel, smoker weight is 1920 lbs.empty and is regesterd at 3400 lbs. so you can add 1480 lbs. wood,food,and gear and still be legal on the road.
    This is a great looking smoker, START CLTAGS

  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I don't know how I missed this Ken.

    That's a fantastic build!

    You should be very proud!

  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks beautiful!
  4. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Ken outstanding workmanship. Do you have this in a set of plans that you sale?  Really like what I see.

    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Hay SmokinAl

        Thanks for the post, and super proud of my smoker. Been doing metal fab for 25 yrs and dont know why I did not do this sooner!! Did lots of resurch on the web and this is what I came up with.

    I love smokin, and building, I think that I found my calling. And I am going for it! Going to scale it down some on the next and try to make it more afordable fo us workin folk, and try to start selling them. Not many places around here to buy a good quality smoker.
  6. Thanks rbranstner

    Going to start #2 soon, it will be scaled down some,
  7. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Very nice!
  8. Hay randya

         Thanks for the post, and im glad you like it enough to buy plans for it (maybe I should), but I built this off the cuff, no plans, just started workin on it and this is what I wound up with!

    But if you really like it that much I can tell you what I did so you can build one of your own! I am going to start on a smaller version of this one soon. but lots of the parts I fabed at my work, so if you dont have access to a metal shop you might have to improvise on some of the parts!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      THANKS AGAIN

  9. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Nice looking build.

    Thank you for sharing.

  10. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice!!!!!  I was at a 60th birthday party the other day and they had a caterer come and do chicken pieces and beef tenderloin on s similar smoker.  The guy said he quit his job and took all his cash and invested in the business.   Said he has been doing great business wise and got me thinkin..........What a great job!  Just need me a smoker like this one!!!!!!

  11. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome build
  12. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    Great Job...
  13. Saaah-weeeeet!

    That is one nice looking piece of equipment!

    Can't wait to see some of the grub that comes off that puppy!
  14. gyeakle

    gyeakle Fire Starter

    Wow..........  Awesome build
  15. thanks

    it took some time but it paid off,  went to a flea market here in texas and sold it in 4 hrs. told my wife if i sell the smoker this weekend i am going in business for myself, did not figure it would sell that fast. Also got an order for a smaller one, and going to start on it today.
  16. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Keep coming back to your picture!  Great job!  [​IMG]
  17. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  18. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  congrats on the sale and order
  19. thanks sun man

    I see a smokie future ahead---lol
  20. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you found a great new calling for sure. Nice work

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