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Old 06-07-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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my homemade smoker

O.K., this is how i found her in the garbage



A lil' cuttin n grindin







Almost done, need a rack in the firebox and an exhaust vent on the side yet, and some clean up, will keep ya updated!
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:30 PM   #2
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Looking good.

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Old 06-07-2007, 09:31 PM   #3
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Pretty slick! Post more pics as the project progresses (and lots more after you start cooking on it).
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:41 PM   #4
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:50 PM   #5
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Will do, been lookin for some small pieces of expanded metal for a charcoal rack, shelves, etc. ran into a guy today who gave me a whole sheet! No charge, just wants some bbq so should be movin forward this weekend!
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:31 AM   #6
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Will do, been lookin for some small pieces of expanded metal for a charcoal rack, shelves, etc. ran into a guy today who gave me a whole sheet! No charge, just wants some bbq so should be movin forward this weekend!
Gotta love those kind of deals!!!

Seeing yours brings back some memories of the first one I built. Looks almost identical. Gotta love those barrel smokers. You going to put a plate in the bottom to even out heat? If you can find some one willing to part with an old welding blanket, they make a great insulater to retain heat. Especially in the winter months.

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Old 06-08-2007, 07:29 AM   #7
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Thanks Tim, thinking about tuning plates but looking for ideas!
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:08 PM   #8
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Bubba,

For mine, I took a piece of 1/8" steel that ran along the bottom that was fabbed in a way that it sat just above the opening from the fire box. I welded 3 pieces together. One flat one on top, and the 2 sides that came down at about a 30* angle. I cut small holes in the top (flat) part near the fire box end and made them gradually bigger as they got further away to the stack end. I also brought the stack down to the grate level by rolling some roof flashing up and letting it become unrolled inside the exhaust tube and pulled it down to the grate. Even out the temps really well.

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Dang you luckier than a 3 peckered billy goat to find that free metal. That cost a person money around these parts. Did you get the small or large weave? That large wear tear the tinfoil on your briskets if you scoot em around much. The tight weave dont do that quite so readily. Either way you got a heckuva deal. I would hesitate about trying to make this pit too fancy. Forget the tuning plates etc...just invest in a good pair of tongs and get ready swap ends with it occasionally. Now by good tongs I mean they come from Ace Mart...not Wally World

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O.K., this is how i found her in the garbage
That looks like mine does now , it will work great for ya , some advice if ya can get some get a 3ft x 8ft pc of flat rooing tin or stainless steel , form it so you can put it , in the bottom so you can save the bottom from getting wholes in it.
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