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"still working on my build" RF trailer build

sunman76

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All I have done is the doors cut, and since the pictures I have put one inch flat strap around the doors to seal it good. 

But my question is I want to build it as a RF but I cook alot of hotdog, burgers, ans steaks how do you fix them up to be a smoker and a charcoal grill if this is something that is done and im not out in left field please point me to the right forum or show me some picture of a setup like this please..

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oh those are not my handles just welded those on to left the doors..
 
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Looks like it's going to be a great smoker. Maybe you should buy a charcoal grill dedicated to grilling and have that just for smoke. The heat from a charcoal fire will unseason the inside of the smoker. I'm sure some real experts will be by to give you more better advice.
 

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If you look at the Lang web site, Ben Lang advertises his units at smoker cookers. The reason for this is you can get your chamber temps up to 350° which is great for doing 'dogs, burgers and steaks and get that smokey goodness..

Since you're building a R/F, you should be able to reach those same temps.
 

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I use many things for the dogs, burgers and brats. 

A small propane camp grill, a trusty weber, a griddle on the three burner propane stove that I light my coals on.

But for what you are asking about I think I would make the firebox with a hinge lid and use that for grilling if you are wanting only one unit. I do a bit of 3-d drawing so if you have like shoot me a PM and we can check out the options and alternatives so you don't burn out the seasoning on the cook area for the smoker.
 

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Tom37 can probably be the best to go to, but let me toss this at ya:

in your baffel plate(between the fire and the cook chamber) have a damper you can open and close for when you do want to grill right at the front(sfb side).That way a lot of BTU's are not being wasted going straight up,and you could possibly smoke and grill at the same time? Just a thought
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I just finished a similar build and was trying to figure out a way to use mine as a grill also. I haven't completely abandoned the idea but I have decided to use mine primarily for smoking until I can come up with a good way to do this. I thought about possibly building "drop-in trays" that would sit on top of my reverse flow baffle to place charcoal in. This would put the charcoal about 4" below my bottom grate and I would be able to remove them when I was finished to dump the ash and keep cleanup as easy as possible. My concern is airflow under/through the trays. Every charcoal grill I have ever seen has a damper of some sort under the coals to allow proper air flow to burn and a box with a solid bottom sitting directly on the baffle won't really have good flow. I could always add a removable grate to the top of the tray but that would put the charcoal within prob 1-1/2" to 2" from my bottom grate and I think that would be too close. Just a couple of ideas I have had but I haven't seen or dreamed anything that I think will work well.
 

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I built a 250 gal RF and added a grill in the firebox and made a storage rack on the back side of the smoker to store when smoking. Good luck on your build.

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sunman76

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Well I have min to no funds for this build, but where there is a will there is a way right
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My dad had a axle he had give me a few years back.

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It looked a little different
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AHH CRAP
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Thats okay no problem will just have to fix it...lol it was free
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set the tank on for a test fit, and it looks pretty good

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Thats as far as I got. without buying anything but some flat strap for the doors.  Going to go to my dads house

and go thru his scrap.  He is a welder for trade and has tons of stuff
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Looks like you have a really nice start to things.

I could be mistaken here but I want to think that the angle of the tire and wheel may correct itself when the weight is applied to the axle. I know on my mowing trailer the axles are arched just slightly.

Your a lucky dude to have the access to a professional and his welding rig. Be sure to pay him back with plenty of good eats as soon as the rig is usable.
 

sunman76

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Looks like you have a really nice start to things.

I could be mistaken here but I want to think that the angle of the tire and wheel may correct itself when the weight is applied to the axle. I know on my mowing trailer the axles are arched just slightly.

Your a lucky dude to have the access to a professional and his welding rig. Be sure to pay him back with plenty of good eats as soon as the rig is usable.
That's what I was thinking also, so I checked the other side and it was straight.  The little trailer welding rig is mine I just don't weld for a living it's

a side business.  If anybody around here needs some help just let me know.  
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  He built him a nice trailer smoker years back and I use it sometimes

people always asked to barrow it so he told me to keep it at my house, but he keeps coming and getting it
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Awesome deal, 

I suspected maybe you were a welder when I saw the coping on the pipe frame, but then I finished the post about going thru his scrap so I assumed you didn't weld.      Nice work man, I made the roof on my trailer rig from 2" sch 40 and 80. 
 

sunman76

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Got a littler more work done last week got the fire box on and a damper made between the box and the cooking chamber.

The box was scrap that had to be patched up up a bit "the cutout at the top" if it looks big it is...lol  36.0W  x 24.0L x 20.0T

still thinking about making the top a grill.

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That is a task by yourself to get that dude up there stright and tacked into place. but we got er done...

firebox door

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S W S  "Sonnys Welding Service"  
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Got the propane burner mounted on and ready to fry sum catfish up 
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Going to try to finish welding out the firebox and start on the dampers tonight I hope.
 

raptor700

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Sweet build, That rig will be throwing out some great Qveiw real soon 
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tom37

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Looking good. 

I love the burner.
 

sunman76

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Didn't get to much done yesterday stack put on and damper made.

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and a door stop added.. 
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Thanks for the compliments guys! still have a lot to do
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