New Stumps Clone

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by jet_deck, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. jet_deck

    jet_deck Fire Starter

    I wanted to share my new Stumps clone. It is a rotisserie version, 3 shelves 14" x 30", and side access to a 2 tier sheet pan rack. This is my set-it-and-forget-it dream
     
  2. minichef

    minichef Fire Starter

    That's freak'n cool![​IMG]

    Tell me that isn't electrical tape on the cord though[​IMG]

    later
     
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Niiice one![​IMG]
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh... as picky as I am about electricity, even I'll let that slide! Awesome smoker! I have always been intrigued by the Stumps method of smoking.
     
  5. smokinit

    smokinit Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Someone has some skills. Nice Job!!
     
  6. smoke

    smoke Newbie

    Very nice...I've been doing some sketches for something similiar...what type of motor did you use..
     
  7. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice, now show us pics of the inside, front, etc! [​IMG]
     
  8. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What crewdawg said! Can you show and tell us a little about how she works,etc?

    Lucky dog you!
     
  9. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now lets see some grub from it...............Nice rig...........Looks like a great smoker......
     
  10. jet_deck

    jet_deck Fire Starter

    I'll get some good food pics tomorrow. The motor and brake is from Grainger, I'll get their part numbers Monday. Thanks for all the compliments and forgiving the minor electrical details...[​IMG]
     
  11. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice! Now that you have mine done, feel free to start on yours! [​IMG]

    When you get a chance, I'd like to see some shots of the inside. Very nice work!
     
  12. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    (sshhhhh....someone didn't read the other posts........) [​IMG]
     
  13. jet_deck

    jet_deck Fire Starter

    Lump charcoal is in the chute. You light it at the bottom at the grate, the heat travels up to the oven throught the oven inlet. Coal cannot burn up the chute because the top lid is airtight. Gravity feeds new lump to the fire and the ash falls through the grate to the ash pan. Heat is controlled with the valve (air). one characteristic of this type smoker is a completely mind blowing cook time, hands off. there is a forum dedicated completely to this type of clone. i don't know if you guys post other forum info or not.
     
  14. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, Thats all I can say. Talk about effortless cooking, pretty impressive.

    What kind of lump are you using? Does it give you a good ring plus flavor?

    Nice piece you have there:)

    Steve
     
  15. jet_deck

    jet_deck Fire Starter

    The lump of choice here is mexican 100% mesquite, retail $13.00/ #30. Ring is acceptable for me. Butts and Tri-tip:
     
  16. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have 2 questions:
    1.) On the horizontal tube leading into the oven, what keeps lump from spilling into this tube? Is there a grate there too?

    2.) Where do you add wood? Below the ash grate, or in with the lump?

    Again, very nice work!
     
  17. jet_deck

    jet_deck Fire Starter

    Not much is needed to keep the lump in the chute, out of the oven. The "where do you add wood" question is a 3 page debate elswhere, but suffice it to say, scattered in the lump chute or in the ash pan as desired, will work, just personal preference. Just keep in mind, that my oven is oversize in relation to the real deal. Lots of mods needed for my monster roto.[​IMG]
     
  18. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, could you fit a guru to that baby or is it already pretty easy to dial in temps?

    Nice Q-view!
     
  19. jet_deck

    jet_deck Fire Starter

    As the wind increases, the more difficult it is to make the temp. stay put. A stoker or guru would be very nice at those times. This baby eats between 4 and 6 pounds of lump per hour.
     
  20. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Considering the setup you have which.......by the way, I think is awesome. That charcoal tower would work really well with a guru---I am thinking that it truly would be a set it and forget---just go to bed and wake up to briskets!!
     

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