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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2010, 06:26:24 pm »

Put it on a trailer today. now time to sand blast, install smoke outlet, air inlet, and paint.

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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2010, 04:10:41 pm »

scored a chrome stack for the smoker. what do ya think???

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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2010, 04:11:54 pm »

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2010, 06:37:00 pm »

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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2010, 09:17:44 pm »

Looks like it is coming along great keep us posted
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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2010, 08:42:47 am »

I like the chrome stack
Can I ask are you going to mount it where the photo shows it?
Why not mount it on top of the cooker back by the fire box end and make it a reverse flow?

I love to see people making their own smokers I had a blast making my first one.

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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2010, 08:55:29 am »

I struggled with that decision when I was cutting the door out. I knew that if I cut a single door it would be easy to change later so that it has 2 overlapping doors and I'm still considering it. I just want to try it first and see how well it does. This is my first smoker build and I'm learning as I go. Thank you for the input.

I know what you mean I to struggled with the design of my door, one door or two.
If you are any thing like me each time you use it you will come up with new ideas of how you could change things.
As I think I said before I'm going to change mine to a two door cooker.
I also found out that I had more then enough room between the cooking racks about 10" so I added a third rack in the center. The top rack still has 10" of clearness above it for the big meat.

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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2010, 11:15:33 am »


I also found out that I had more then enough room between the cooking racks about 10" so I added a third rack in the center. The top rack still has 10" of clearness above it for the big meat.

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hey Timm,

what is the space between your shelf now?
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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2010, 11:25:21 am »

between the bottom and middle rack there is 4 1/2" and the same between the middle and top rack.
The top rack to the the top of the cooker there is 9-10"

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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2010, 04:28:22 pm »

I like the chrome stack
Can I ask are you going to mount it where the photo shows it?
Why not mount it on top of the cooker back by the fire box end and make it a reverse flow?

I love to see people making their own smokers I had a blast making my first one.

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I'm gonna mount it where the pic shows and see how it goes. There is already a large hole in that end from where I cut out the propane guage. I've never used a reverse flow and I've read mixed feelings about them. Some say they heat more evenly than the standard flow and some say they are a pain to tune. I guess that's the way it goes with everything. Some like Ford and some like Chevy...LOL!!! I've really enjoyed this build (and all the positive comments from AZBarbequers) so who knows....I might build another one that is reverse flow and see which one I like best( just don't tell my wife...LOL)!!! We have a local propane company with a large variety of used tanks for sale. The possibilities are endless.
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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2010, 04:37:09 pm »

I know what you mean I to struggled with the design of my door, one door or two.
If you are any thing like me each time you use it you will come up with new ideas of how you could change things.
As I think I said before I'm going to change mine to a two door cooker.
I also found out that I had more then enough room between the cooking racks about 10" so I added a third rack in the center. The top rack still has 10" of clearness above it for the big meat.

Timm
Wow..cool!!! I like the third shelf. I'm already thinking about adding one on my smoker. When I built the racks I wasn't sure how much room I needed so I spaced them by what I thought "looked" good. I have 10" between the bottom and top rack.  Thanks for the info!!
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« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2010, 04:44:08 pm »

You did the same thing I did 10 inches looked good. I found out I didn't need that much space. The 3rd rack took me from 20 sq. Feet of cooking area up to 30 sq. Feet. I can now cook 36 full racks of spareribs at one time.

Keep posting love to see updates.
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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2010, 04:54:46 pm »

Fresh paint today.   Now I gotta figure out how to put it back on the trailer without scratching it up....LOL!!!! laugh question

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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2010, 05:25:40 pm »

Looken good what color is the trailer going to be.
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« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2010, 05:32:35 pm »

Looken good what color is the trailer going to be.

For now it's gonna stay purple. I'll do something different when I have more time. Gotta be ready 4 thanksgiving!!!!
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