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The Journey to a Bell Fab Smoker

Alphonse

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Thanks for the write up, a fun read. You ended up with a mighty nice looking pit! Look forward to some feedback on cooks.
 

fowldarr

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Thanks for the write up, a fun read. You ended up with a mighty nice looking pit! Look forward to some feedback on cooks.
It works really well, rather than constantly updating this thread, I've created new ones for the stuff I cook on it. Check them out, the food has been coming out really good.
 

E's Smokin

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Your smoker looks like a tank, its beautiful
I have 1 question, with the split doors, it looks like there is a gap between the doors, do you lose much smoke & is there an option for a single door model
Thanks & best of luck with your new smoker
 

fowldarr

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I'm sure that he would do a single door, There is very little smoke loss actually, you would expect more, but it seals up nice. If I went with a single door i would make sure that there was a counterweight added, even split, these doors are heavy. (It's made out of 3/8" steel)
 

Omnivore

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Great write up - I know nothing about offset smokers and it was a really interesting read!

If you ever have to ship another smoker again (which I doubt!), check out a company called uShip. You post what you need moved, and regular people with trailers or trucks bid on moving your stuff if the required dates work out for everyone. I had a 600 pound used Viking stove moved from middle of California to the top of Oregon. It was really affordable and I didn't have to deal with any commercial shipping services.
 

sawhorseray

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A great write up and read, your new Bell Fab is a thing of beauty, a real beast. RAY
 

fowldarr

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Bell used a company called e-ship that basically does the same thing, but for commercial businesses. The shipping ended up being fairly reasonable from a cost standpoint, but the length of time was ridiculous. Not anyone's fault but the shipping company. The important part is that it is here now.
 

fowldarr

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Here she is freshly seasoned sans thermometers. The brinkmann in the background moved to a friends house (she got a little jealous and needed to go somewhere else to get some attention)
 

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