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Time to get to work!


R.I.P. Gone But Never Forgotten.
Joined Dec 4, 2010
Ok the snow is melting, ideas are flying around left and right, and so are the questions.

First off, is there a certain percentage you are supposed to use for your door/doors on your smoker?

I know there is a formula for the smoke stack but I haven't found that yet.

This is what I will be working with.

Tommorrow I will be stripping the extras off the tank and the trailer.

Currently waiting on steel.

More later as it progresses.


Master of the Pit
Joined Mar 31, 2010
Looks like its going to be a cool build..Can't wait to see it in progress KEEP THE PIC'S COMING


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Joined Jun 28, 2010
That's an awesome set up to start with. looking forward to seeing this one transformed.


R.I.P. Gone But Never Forgotten.
Joined Dec 4, 2010
The following are pictures taken while my smoker was beeing built.

I was unable to do it myself due to health reasons but things are much better now so here goes.


Comparing temps in the pic above. It appears to be 8 degrees difference between smoker temps and digital probe.

First smoke trial run - 2 turkey's one spatchcocked one regular

Turkeys were brined and covered in Kansas City Cherry, co-workers inhaled them.

Then there was 'cushion meat' for a graduation.

Rubbed in mustard after 24hr brine, rubbed down with Jeff's rub.

I did get alot of compliments on the pulled pork so again, Thank you Jeff.

Only 2 smokes on the books and alot yet to learn. I have been unable to regulate heat as far as rollercoaster temps but hopefully that comes in time.

Thanks for looking.


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Looks nice. Glad to hear your health is better


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Turkeys look great!   

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