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Old 09-30-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Whiskey Barrel Update

Thought you folks would like to see the progress on the WBS I've been putting together. All thats left is install the temp gauge & barrel dolly I have ordered.




















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Old 09-30-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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Way Kewl!!! Now, what is the attachment on the side?...the thermos lookin thing.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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Appreciate it MitchSchaft & DJ

DJ It's called the Big Kahuna Smoke Generator
The attached tubing runs to an aqarium air pump.
Fill the cylinder with whatever wood chips you want &
provides over 4 hours of continuous smoke in the barrel.
I make & smoke my own cheeses & this provides the
smoke with no heat at all. If I'm gonna use WBS
normally with coal basket it provides awesome smoked
flavor!

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:15 PM   #4
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Sounds like a great way to cold smoke. Thanks fer the come back.
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DJ It's called the Big Kahuna Smoke Generator
The attached tubing runs to an aqarium air pump.
Fill the cylinder with whatever wood chips you want &
provides over 4 hours of continuous smoke in the barrel.
I make & smoke my own cheeses & this provides the
smoke with no heat at all. If I'm gonna use WBS
normally with coal basket it provides awesome smoked
flavor!

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:53 PM   #5
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Looks awesome! Fine job... fine job indeed

Unless it needs to be that tall for some reason....
I would either do away with the chrome tip
or lower the exhaust to where you ONLY have the
chrome stack sticking out of barrel.

just my $.02 of course
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:09 AM   #6
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I agree with SJ. The first thing I thought as I was looking at the pics was " I bet that stack is going to create some draw ".

Very impressive looking.
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I agree with SJ. The first thing I thought as I was looking at the pics was " I bet that stack is going to create some draw ".

Very impressive looking.
I may need to keep an eye on that Cliff H. Thanks

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Old 10-01-2009, 12:15 PM   #9
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nice cant wait to see the first cook
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I agree with SJ. The first thing I thought as I was looking at the pics was " I bet that stack is going to create some draw ".

Very impressive looking.
I may need to keep an eye on that Cliff H. Thanks

First, BEAUTIFUL Bluz!!!! Very very nice! I'd love to have something like that for cold smoking!!

Your 'draw' should be fine if you control the 'intake', in otherwords, you should have to barely open up your intake vents......speaking of that, where are they?? I see something poking out in a couple spots, but can't make out what they are?

The biggest thing with the exhaust I see is if you don't have a covered area to use it when it's raining and the rain getting in it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:42 PM   #11
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Appreciate the positive words folks

Div...me too

Larry Wolfe I installed 3 intakes around bottom of barrel. I used 2" long 3/4" threaded pipe with screw on caps, so that I can open up or close off any combination of the 3.
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Div...me too

Larry Wolfe I installed 3 intakes around bottom of barrel. I used 2" long 3/4" threaded pipe with screw on caps, so that I can open up or close off any combination of the 3.
Hmmm....from the looks of the pic's it looks like you're going to have to completely take off the cap for airflow...is that correct? If so, that and the size of the exhaust will probably be too much flow. Is there a way besides taking the caps on and off you can more precisely adjust the amount of flow??

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That's the only way I have Larry
I will have to remove individual caps on the 3

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I will have to remove individual caps on the 3


Just a thought, but you may want to at least think about adding at least one of these so you can more precisely control temps. But hey you haven't even cooked on it yet, so it may work perfect, but just in case this is another option if you have temp control problems.

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That's the only way I have Larry
I will have to remove individual caps on the 3

Could you cut a couple of slots in the threaded section of the pipe, so that the slots are covered when the cap is fully screwed down, but as you unscrew the cap you progressively expose more of the slots? That would give you the ability to have some airflow choice other than "completely shut" or "wide open".
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That's an idea too Larry D.

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THAT IS AWESOME! I am sure somebody said that earlier but IT IS AWESOME. WOW!
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Cool lookin smoker.
what is this thingy?

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Old 10-05-2009, 04:50 PM   #19
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Appreciate it fellas

bknox thanks... hope to do some serious smokin' in it this weekend

swampsauce Its an external smoke generator (driven by aquarium
pump) Just load it up with wood chips of your choice, fire it up & it will
put smoke in the barrel for about 4 hrs. on one fill

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Film that puppy in action. Especially the smoke generator.
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