1000 gallon standard offset smoker

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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by Rodcrafter » April 16th, 2018, 5:10 pm

AJ,

I know you know that is a damper in the stack. But these boys are showing off their new plasma table. And you are calling them out right? Nice hinges too.


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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by cjohnson28 » April 16th, 2018, 7:27 pm

Great work guys can’t wait to see her done


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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by Cole » April 16th, 2018, 7:44 pm

Need to find a big crew cab truck with a sleeper for that thing! Very nice, like the damper



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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by Frank_Cox » April 16th, 2018, 8:17 pm

Big T wrote:All hail The Czar!! She's definitely a beast. Are you building this one for someone or just another one for the arsenal ?
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Yep, just for us!
But ya know we’d sell it if the right deal came along lol




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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by Frank_Cox » April 16th, 2018, 8:18 pm

ajfoxy wrote:What's the smokerbuilder wheel with the arrow and incremental holes for?
Haha yep, damper control!!


Thanks guys for the kind words! We are having fun with this build for sure!


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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by ajfoxy » April 16th, 2018, 11:30 pm

R.C.... I needed to verify it was something that was actually functional and not just an ornament ( :D ). Now that you have verified it is indeed a thing of functional beauty I can rest easy at night knowing the boys are not wasting good steel on ornaments...

Very nice bit of retro styling there boys... well done indeed! :ymparty: :points: :kewl:


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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by Rodcrafter » April 17th, 2018, 5:51 am

No doubt it is a nice add on for sure. I also like playing with you AJ, you have a good sense of humor. Gathering is Thursday!!!!!!!!


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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by gmbbq » April 18th, 2018, 11:16 am

Wow! This is certainly one huge smoker! Love the damper wheel. Great work fellas!



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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by Frank_Cox » April 24th, 2018, 8:27 pm

Here ya go! No paint yet but we did use it at the gathering. I’m very happy with the performance. Miketheforester and Pete Mazz did most of the work running the pit at the gathering. They can speak for their own experience. I expected the airflow pattern to either be an A pattern or an S pattern. Seems as though we had an S pattern and had a nice range of Temp zones.
Biggest observation is on the firebox end we are cooking from the top down with higher temps above grate level towards the top of the cook chamber and lower at the grate.
In the middle of the pit the same Temp from top to bottom but a slightly lower grate Temp.
At the stack end Temp is higher under the grate and lower going upward.
These can be helpful when cooking a wide range of food and styles on the pit during the same cook.
The pit does get to Temp on the thermometer within 15 minutes but the pit seems to take 3 hours to completely equalize Temp due to the 3/8 plate and overall mass of the cooker.
Another note is she seems to just sip the wood. Very efficient.
You can control the pit 3 ways.
Fire size
Stack damper
Air inlet.
Finding a balance of all 3 is key to cooking in this style pit.
Overall I love it! Definitely not a pit for a beginner tho.

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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » April 24th, 2018, 9:45 pm

Nice job guys, nice job.
Is it for the shop or gonna be sold?

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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by ajfoxy » April 24th, 2018, 9:59 pm

Very nice. Jeez she's huge. :kewl:


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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by Big T » April 24th, 2018, 10:19 pm

It definitely looks like there was plenty of food to go around!! Was Lou Ann the only cooker there ? Not that you would need another one.


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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by Pete Mazz » April 25th, 2018, 3:56 am

Mac was there, as well as a couple UDS's. The pic of me pushing Lou Anne onto the flatbed is a joke of course! That beast comes in ~5000 lbs.

The top down heat is definitely different. Meats are one thing but casseroles suffer a bit. Upper racks would totally take care of that. Mike had her running at 450 (at the thermometer, midway up) for a while. I think he was keeping it there with 2 splits every half hour. When we first lit her up in the morning, she got to 250 in minutes and the FB still had frost on it! Gotta love insulated FBs.


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Re: 1000 gallon standard offset smoker

Post by Rodcrafter » June 2nd, 2018, 3:07 pm

It does work great. The racks on the inside look like a football field and 3 briskets on it look like pork chops.


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