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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by Dirtytires » July 6th, 2018, 8:20 am

Great build....wish I had a reason for a Trailer rig.



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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by SouthamptonSmoker » July 6th, 2018, 1:10 pm

I like those door latches! real nice job



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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by bstory » July 6th, 2018, 2:57 pm

SouthamptonSmoker wrote:I like those door latches! real nice job
Thanks. The ones I got from Frank were awesome, but I would have had to move my rack to get the set fro the cook chamber to work right so I made these instead.


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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by Chromeski » August 2nd, 2018, 2:48 am

very nice build, I was waiting to see a mack build. I want one, but I have zero need for that big of a smoker and it would take me forever to build. Hope you get many years use from it



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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by bstory » August 23rd, 2018, 8:43 am

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Well finally able to work a little bit after the shoulder replacement . I can’t do anything heavy so I got the wood box made but putting on piece at a time and welding in place rather than building it separately.

It does cook amazing though. I just am slowly trying to get all the accessories welded on so I can paint it and finally get it out of my garage.

I am going to have to get heavier springs, but I am going to wait until I get everything on it and then have it weighed first.


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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » August 23rd, 2018, 9:02 am

Nice rig brother. Good idea on the leaf springs. I replaced mine twice throughout my build because I kept adding accessories which added weight.

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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by hutcho » August 23rd, 2018, 9:03 am

Tandem axles wouldn't hurt.

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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by Big T » August 23rd, 2018, 5:27 pm

It looks good bstory! I'm glad to hear that you're starting to get healed up from your surgery. :beer:


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Post by ajfoxy » August 23rd, 2018, 5:39 pm

:yth: Take it easy.


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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by temurf » August 23rd, 2018, 7:17 pm

That is one good looking rig you've built.
I'm curious to know just how much that puppy weighs.


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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by Dirtytires » August 24th, 2018, 12:08 am

Dont overdo it!



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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by bstory » August 27th, 2018, 3:10 pm

Thanks everyone, it’s coming along.


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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by Rodcrafter » August 31st, 2018, 6:00 pm

Yes glad to hear you are healing up. With those temperatures you may as well double as a pizza joint.

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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by Pete78 » September 9th, 2018, 11:59 am

That looks great. Did you use 1/4 plate. I would like to build something similar but was wondering if you could use 3/16. His might be a dumb question but could this be used as a pig roaster as well. Thanks



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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by Dirtytires » September 9th, 2018, 2:27 pm

I don’t know what the plans called for but you could use any thickness of material you want. Thicker metal will hold the heat a bit better making it more efficient and easier to maintain temp, especially in cold, wet or windy conditions. Many will use 0.25 inch as it is a great compromise of price, workability and function. You can go either way based on what you want, cost and the tools/material you have to work with.

If you can put a pig in it, you can smoke it. Just depends on how big you need.



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Post by bstory » September 16th, 2018, 5:38 pm

I used 1/4. I definitely would not use 3/16 for the FB it won’t last. If I ever build another, I will use 3/8 for the FB. It just gets so hot.

I did use it for a cooking competition this weekend. It was the first long cook. Stayed 350 for 16hours. I only put ONE split of mesquite every 1.5 hours. Very efficient with the insulated firebox.


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Post by bstory » November 20th, 2018, 5:58 pm

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Post by Big T » November 20th, 2018, 8:47 pm

:yth: :kewl:


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Post by ajfoxy » November 20th, 2018, 9:14 pm

Wow, that came out great. Looks purdy. I bet you must be proud of that baby. :kewl:


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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by bstory » November 21st, 2018, 12:58 pm

I thought the wood was too dark until I put it on. I like it dark now they it’s on the smoker.
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A little que view. I love the warmer. I have two Turkeys and a ham in there and one turkey and some chicken quarters in the main. I have used the warmer way more than the main cabinet and I don’t know why.
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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by ajfoxy » November 22nd, 2018, 1:17 am

Nice!


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Post by The Czar » November 24th, 2018, 5:52 pm

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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by akjeff » November 24th, 2018, 6:51 pm

Really nice job. Looks great!



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Re: Archuleta family reunion smoker

Post by hutcho » January 22nd, 2019, 5:11 pm

Hey bstory what did you use for the wood?

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