Smoker/oven/Santa Maria build

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kevin2466

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Thought I’d share a few pics of my build. I’ve built a few steel smokers that have served me well for the past 15 years but have always wanted a masonry smoker, and finally got bored enough to build. My goal is to hopefully have a smoker that I can leave for 4-6 hours at a time, much like I do my green egg. Pics aren’t the greatest as I live in the city and it’s being build on my side easement, so space is tight. Total footprint is 10’x42”. Fire chamber and smoke box are double wall and fully insulated
 

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Thats gonna be nice! looking forward to the finish pics. Whats gonna be the break in run?
Jim
 
Man that is a serious build! Looks awesome. I'm sure you're ready to light fire in there
 
Coming along nicely! Look forward to many cooks on it!

Ryan
 
Thats gonna be nice! looking forward to the finish pics. Whats gonna be the break in run?
Jim
Found some ribs on sale this week that I couldn’t pass up, hoping to get them on the smoker this weekend
 
Mad e a little more progress this weekend, built an insulated smoke door and got it mounted, and built two sets of grills for the Santa Maria. Couldn’t have asked for the door to line up any better
 

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Ended up with covid so slowed down a bit, but smoker and Santa Maria are near finished , can finally start on oven dome
 

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Ugh on the 'vid. But good progress thus far. Thinking that test cook you got going would make me feel pretty darn good!
Jim
 
Thanks for the compliments guys. Seems like it cooked a bit faster than a steel smoker at the same temp, may be the way the brick radiates heat. Will drop down to around 210-215 on the next smoke
 

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Didn’t seem to use to much wood and held heat well, kept over 200 degrees for 5 hours after I shut off the air
 

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Glad it worked good for you!! That smoker looks awfully good full of meat!!
Thanks, I’m glad to get it to this point, been working on it for a month of evenings and weekends, finally get to start on the pizza oven
 
Almost finished. Covered oven in leftover pool plaster I had from another project, will get painted. Smoker works great
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