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The Beast!

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by smokyjeep, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. smokyjeep

    smokyjeep Fire Starter

    Decided to start a thread about my Custom smoker.

    I have named it the Beast!

    It started out small and went from there.


    Decided to add some propane to the smoker...


    And had to either get rid of the Drum or use it, so the build begins!


    The door is next. Got it cut out and installed.


    Next was the frame, shelves and wheels.


    Now for the main rack.


    And inside view...


    Here is the intake that will have a butterfly valve in it. With a cable and lever...


    Finally the exhaust stack...

    The door will be replaced soon with a new one since I messed up that one.


    And the latest add on for it is a charcoal / wood tray for the middle chamber.

    It will also slide into the barrel from the middle chamber. So I can control heat

    real easy with it.


    Both the fire box and the middle chamber have propane burners. The fire box has a burner and regulator from a portable grill and the middle chamber has the valves

    from my old big propane grill. And a H shaped burner. The soda cans on the middle

    chamber are removed for grilling. Soon those will be replaced with butterfly valves!
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
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  2. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job Man. I see why you call it the beast.
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  4. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Wow-a smoker on steroids. Just a quick caution about controlling your chamber temps by closing off the exhaust vent-It can lead to creosote deposits on your food and leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth and numbness on your lips and tongue. You want to try and control your chamber temps by regulating the air intake-close it down to cool things off and open it up to bring on the heat. Always make minor adjustment and then allow the smoker to settle in before making another adjustment. If you don't you'll be chasing your temps up and down all day.
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  5. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Thats cool..looks like a smoker from mad max!!!!
  6. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Long Live The Beast!!!  That smoker is cool! [​IMG]
  7. smokyjeep

    smokyjeep Fire Starter

    Thanks Dutch!  I made some changes yesterday. The exhaust is now free flowing and the damper was moved to the intake.


  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Man you are right - that is some beast for sure
  9. Definitely a beast.

    Somehow I am picturing a 250 gallon propane tank as the next addition,[​IMG].

    Great idea.
  10. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    A beast it is my man!! nice job!![​IMG]
  11. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    "The Beast" fits it perfectHow about some Q-Pics of that Bad Boy?Todd
  12. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    You got the name right on that beast fits it perfect.. nice job.
  13. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Quite the contraption....admire your ingenuity.....keep posting pics, I'm assuming the 'beast' will grow bigger
  14. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I am really diggin the beast. Can't wait to see how it turns out![​IMG]
  15. ubekewl454

    ubekewl454 Fire Starter

  16. smokyjeep

    smokyjeep Fire Starter

  17. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    First I saw this Beast!!!!----Very cool !!!!

    What's that thing turn in the quarter?   What's your ET?

    Can't wait to see the Q this things turns out!

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  18. smokyjeep

    smokyjeep Fire Starter

    It turned low 12's in the quarter mile on propane! :-)  Next month I plan on doing allot of BBQ!
  19. smokyjeep

    smokyjeep Fire Starter

  20. smokyjeep

    smokyjeep Fire Starter

    Looks the trailer wont happen for awhile. Just blew the head gasket in the truck. So I decided to reinforce the shelves and start the body work.