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michael ark

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Charcoal/ wood. smoking chicken Sunday will take pictures then.72 and sunny . Spring is coming.TTL
 

michael ark

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I took photos cant get them off new phone.samsung epic anyone know how? chargeing old phone to retake.
 

sqwib

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I took photos cant get them off new phone.samsung epic anyone know how? chargeing old phone to retake.

Try a program bitpim, but you need a way to hook it up to the computer.

Or email the Pix to an email address
 

fourashleys

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Haven't done anything with verticals but these are some interesting designs. You guys keep giving me ideas and momma won't be happy with me.
 

SmokinAl

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Looks good so far. Does it work? Have you smoked anything yet?
 

michael ark

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My dad built it  when i was 16 to cook turkeys on for thanksgivening.That was 20 years ago.Its seasoned like a old skilet.Stainless steel grid on top of steel grid on top of water pan on top of plate steel less than 1/8 from wall all the way around to keep heat from getting out to quick vent in center top to bring it back around food.Water pan helps keep temp it boils at 112degrees.Run at 220 to 225 use wood, charcol to start to get a bed of coals.Low and slow. Old school all i know.People on here trip me out with all the way they make smoke.HELL I JUST MAKE A FIRE .Have one fire pan two ash pans to trade out so air can get to bottem of fire.Vent are pretty much set havent been moved in years.Verry heavy havent moved that much but of set wheel help once you get it past pivot point.Use hickory oak and apple.fixen to try cherry for first time.Use heatgun set on15000 btu to restart fire sometimes.Blame it on the alchohol.Foil is for left overs and meth heads.Just my oppinion
 ramblening now buorbor kicking in,peace love and bar-bq 
 

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Well said Michael!   
 

dirt guy

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A build like this defeats one of the purposes of the reverse build.  Most of your cooking surface is away from the plate providing the radiant heat.  You are really talking about a glorified UDS (the fire source is not in the bottom of the smoker being the only difference).  Saying that, in concept, I see nothing wrong with any design you've proposed.  Each will have their own quirks to learn.  But will still produce quality results if you do your part. 

I'm not the biggest fan of vertical smokers.  They do a good job, but I prefer not having to worry about drippage  from the higher grates onto the lower.  Verticals do have a smaller footprint if space is a consideration.  The more simple you can keep your design, the easier it will be to produce quality food.
 

shawn tessmer

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i have just finished my first attempt at a smoker like this but i do have more work to do on it i suggest making the heat outlet big into the smoker chamber and have away to control the burn also a thick deflector plate is agood idea i used 1/2 " wear plate it holds the heat better than mild steel but it is heavy and expensive.
 

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